Shades Concert Room

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Venue Type & Location


Site Name: Shades Concert Room
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
County: Newcastle upon Tyne (city-county) in Northumberland
Location Type: Town - in town at determined location


  • Address: Royal Arcade and Manor Street. For a current map, Click Here.

  • Alternate Names: Shades Saloon

  • Performance Space Description: Information about this venue has not yet been compiled; however, some sense of the performance space may be gleaned by following the links at right. In particular:

  • See the 'Bibliographic Sources' link for a provisional list of venue-relevant resources (both primary and secondary). Wherever possible (i.e. when the pertinent text is relatively short and/or easily condensed) this material has been transcribed, and appears beneath the appropriate bibliographic citation.

  • See the 'Events at venue' link for a listing of blackface/minstrelsy-related events that took place in this performance space (with attached bibliographic references).

    Beth Marquis

  • Troupes at Shades Concert Room

    Events at Shades Concert Room

    Event Date Venue Location Troupe
    Variety 9 September 1850 - 14 September 1850 Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle upon Tyne (city-county) in Northumberland Booth, J.W.
    Variety 17 February 1851 - 22 February 1851 Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle upon Tyne (city-county) in Northumberland Murray, J.
    Variety 24 November 1851 - 29 November 1851 Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle upon Tyne (city-county) in Northumberland Hodgson, D., the Female Juba

    Bibliographic Sources

    • Newcastle Chronicle February 8, 1850: Referenced in University of Bristol, Barker Collection.

      Gives address as Royal Arcade & Manor Street. Suggests that the venue may have been located within a house (Roger Whitfield's), and that performances there have been discontinued.