Chris Cross — 'A History of Mystery in Newcastle'
May
30
7:00 PM19:00

Chris Cross — 'A History of Mystery in Newcastle'

Newcastle's Favourite Magician will host another Magical Bus Tour of the City!

Expect the Unexpected — Chris Cross will recite tales of Northern witchcraft, stories of Houdini's visit to the city, a private visit to a condemned cell in Newcastle castle keep and lots more on this fun-packed Tyne Idols Tour, with a box full of magic tricks along the way for good measure!

For further info check out Chris's website at chris-cross.co.uk and also have a mosey on over to our dedicated "Newcastle's Favourite Magician" feature page right here >

Tickets £10pp — book early to avoid disappointment!

For all bookings and ticketty stuff please call Julie Clay on 0191 253 1618 or email julie@tyneidols.com

For general enquiries please email info@tyneidols.com

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Our NEW Buskers Tour to Holy Island - Hosted by Ray Rowley
Jun
3
to Jun 4

Our NEW Buskers Tour to Holy Island - Hosted by Ray Rowley

More details TBC.

Bring your own instruments, drink and a picnic. Enjoy a wonderful day of music and fun on Holy Island.

We leave the Island at 10pm to return at midnight. Tickets £20pp.

For all bookings and ticketty stuff please call Julie Clay on 0191 253 1618 or email julie@tyneidols.com

For general enquiries please email info@tyneidols.com

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The NEW Tyne Idols Quiz Night Tour with Ray Rowley
Jun
6
7:30 PM19:30

The NEW Tyne Idols Quiz Night Tour with Ray Rowley

More details TBC.

Come and show off your knowledge in this fun night out as we visit two iconic pubs. Rounds will be General Knowledge and Music with a Treasure Hunt.

Tickets on sale NOW... £10pp

For all bookings and ticketty stuff please call Julie Clay on 0191 253 1618 or email julie@tyneidols.com

For general enquiries please email info@tyneidols.com

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NewcastleGateshead Tour with Ray Laidlaw
Jun
20
7:00 PM19:00

NewcastleGateshead Tour with Ray Laidlaw

Departing from Bewick Street, Newcastle — Tickets £10pp

Join us for our famous MUSIC & FILM HERITAGE TOUR departing Bewick Street, Newcastle (opposite Central Station) at 6.00pm and returning roughly three hours later—we’re usually a bit late returning because we always have so much fun!

Our 3-hour tour of on-board chat and music, hosted by the legendary Mr Ray Laidlaw, includes a backstage tour of an iconic music venue and two stop-offs at very popular watering holes, promising as always to be a fun-packed evening out. We will be visiting a BRAND NEW venue on this tour!

For all bookings and ticketty stuff please call Julie Clay on 0191 253 1618 or email julie@tyneidols.com

For general enquiries please email info@tyneidols.com

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North Tyneside "Coastal Heroes" Tour with Ray... PLUS Free Gig at the Maggie Bank with the Tom Mitchell Band
Jun
24
12:30 PM12:30

North Tyneside "Coastal Heroes" Tour with Ray... PLUS Free Gig at the Maggie Bank with the Tom Mitchell Band

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What it says on the tin... our Coastal Heroes Tour leaves from the Gibraltar Rock at the earlier time of 12.30pm, followed by a FREE gig at the Magnesia Bank, North Shields by the Tom Mitchell Band featuring Ray Laidlaw – free drop off at the pub after the tour.

Our Coastal Heroes Tours celebrate local legends of TV, film and music. Hosted by the irresistible Mr Ray Laidlaw, the 3-hour tour will also include some very special guests, and there will be 2 refreshment breaks throughout to whet your whistle in some carefully selected and interesting establishments.

Leaving the Gibraltar Rock pub, Tynemouth at 12.30pm — Tickets £10pp

For all bookings and ticketty stuff please call Julie Clay on 0191 253 1618 or email julie@tyneidols.com

For general enquiries please email info@tyneidols.com

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'Kynren - An Epic Tale of England'
Jun
30
to Jul 1

'Kynren - An Epic Tale of England'

GET THIS... Kynren is a captivating journey through 2,000 years of British history, myth and legend. From Roman times to the Second World War, encompassing the Viking and Norman invasions, medieval feasts, the splendour of the Tudors, the Industrial Revolution and the Roaring Twenties, Kynren takes you on an action-packed voyage on a landscaped, open-air stage (equivalent in size to five football pitches with a full-size lake at its centre) you will witness ships, a steam train, mass choreography, combat, dance, fire, dazzling pyrotechnics and astonishing lighting and water effects. Read all about it here > 

Our bus leaves the Gibraltar Rock pub, Tynemouth at 5.30pm, then to Bewick Street, Newcastle for another pickup at 6.00pm, and on to Bishop Auckland for this extravaganza which kicks off at 9.30pm. We return to Newcastle and Tynemouth between 1.00-2.00am on Sunday.

Ticket and return transport to Show £40pp

For all bookings and ticketty stuff please call Julie Clay on 0191 253 1618 or email julie@tyneidols.com

For general enquiries please email info@tyneidols.com

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South Tyneside "Coastal Heroes" Tour
Jul
1
1:30 PM13:30

South Tyneside "Coastal Heroes" Tour

Our new-for-the-Summer South Tyneside Coastal Heroes Tours celebrate local legends of TV, film and music. Hosted by the irresistible Mr Ray Laidlaw, the 3-hour tour will also include some very special guests, and there will be 2 refreshment breaks throughout to whet your whistle in some carefully selected and interesting establishments.

Our pickup times are 1.30pm from the Gibraltar Rock pub at Tynemouth then 2pm from the Customs House, South Shields.

Tickets are £10pp.

For all bookings and ticketty stuff please call Julie Clay on 0191 253 1618 or email julie@tyneidols.com

For general enquiries please email info@tyneidols.com

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NewcastleGateshead Tour with Ray Laidlaw
Jul
12
6:00 PM18:00

NewcastleGateshead Tour with Ray Laidlaw

Departing from Bewick Street, Newcastle — Tickets £10pp

Join us for our famous MUSIC & FILM HERITAGE TOUR departing Bewick Street, Newcastle (opposite Central Station) at 6.00pm and returning roughly three hours later—we’re usually a bit late returning because we always have so much fun!

Our 3-hour tour of on-board chat and music, hosted by the legendary Mr Ray Laidlaw, includes a backstage tour of an iconic music venue and two stop-offs at very popular watering holes, promising as always to be a fun-packed evening out. We will be visiting a BRAND NEW venue on this tour!

For all bookings and ticketty stuff please call Julie Clay on 0191 253 1618 or email julie@tyneidols.com

For general enquiries please email info@tyneidols.com

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Private Party/Tour
Jul
14
7:00 PM19:00

Private Party/Tour

Our bus is available for Private Tours and Events, which have proved very popular since we began, and have included corporate, birthdays, weddings, trips to concerts, and party stop-offs around various drinking establishments (okay, pub crawls).

Something a bit different than a stretch limo, and you can fit five times as many folks onto our bus. You are permitted to bring along your own drinks and nibbles to get you in the swing.

So where do you want to go? To book your Private Tour or to make enquiries, give our Julie Clay a bell on 0191 253 1618 or email julie@tyneidols.com

For general enquiries please email info@tyneidols.com

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North Tyneside "Coastal Heroes" Tour with Ray Laidlaw
Jul
22
3:00 PM15:00

North Tyneside "Coastal Heroes" Tour with Ray Laidlaw

Leaving the Gibraltar Rock pub, Tynemouth at 3pm — Tickets £10pp

Our Coastal Heroes Tours celebrate local legends of TV, film and music. Hosted by the irresistible Mr Ray Laidlaw, the 3-hour tour will also include some very special guests, and there will be 2 refreshment breaks throughout to whet your whistle in some carefully selected and interesting establishments.

For all bookings and ticketty stuff please call Julie Clay on 0191 253 1618 or email julie@tyneidols.com

For general enquiries please email info@tyneidols.com

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Private Party/Tour
Jul
27
12:00 PM12:00

Private Party/Tour

Our bus is available for Private Tours and Events, which have proved very popular since we began, and have included corporate, birthdays, weddings, trips to concerts, and party stop-offs around various drinking establishments (okay, pub crawls).

Something a bit different than a stretch limo, and you can fit five times as many folks onto our bus. You are permitted to bring along your own drinks and nibbles to get you in the swing.

So where do you want to go? To book your Private Tour or to make enquiries, give our Julie Clay a bell on 0191 253 1618 or email julie@tyneidols.com

For general enquiries please email info@tyneidols.com

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South Tyneside "Coastal Heroes" Tour with Ray Laidlaw
Jul
29
1:30 PM13:30

South Tyneside "Coastal Heroes" Tour with Ray Laidlaw

Our new-for-the-Summer South Tyneside Coastal Heroes Tours celebrate local legends of TV, film and music. Hosted by the irresistible Mr Ray Laidlaw, the 3-hour tour will also include some very special guests, and there will be 2 refreshment breaks throughout to whet your whistle in some carefully selected and interesting establishments.

Our pickup times are 1.30pm from the Gibraltar Rock pub at Tynemouth then 2pm from the Customs House, South Shields.

Tickets are £10pp.

For all bookings and ticketty stuff please call Julie Clay on 0191 253 1618 or email julie@tyneidols.com

For general enquiries please email info@tyneidols.com

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South Tyneside "Coastal Heroes" Tour with Ray Laidlaw
Aug
16
6:30 PM18:30

South Tyneside "Coastal Heroes" Tour with Ray Laidlaw

Our new-for-the-Summer South Tyneside Coastal Heroes Tours celebrate local legends of TV, film and music. Written by Ed Waugh and hosted by the irresistible Mr Ray Laidlaw, the 3-hour tour will also include some very special guests, and there will be 2 refreshment breaks throughout to whet your whistle in some carefully selected and interesting establishments.

Our pickup times are 6.30pm from the Gibraltar Rock pub in Tynemouth then 7pm from the Customs House, South Shields.

Tickets are £10pp.

For all bookings and ticketty stuff please call Julie Clay on 0191 253 1618 or email julie@tyneidols.com

For general enquiries please email info@tyneidols.com

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'Kynren - An Epic Tale of England'
Sep
8
to Sep 9

'Kynren - An Epic Tale of England'

GET THIS... Kynren is a captivating journey through 2,000 years of British history, myth and legend. From Roman times to the Second World War, encompassing the Viking and Norman invasions, medieval feasts, the splendour of the Tudors, the Industrial Revolution and the Roaring Twenties, Kynren takes you on an action-packed voyage on a landscaped, open-air stage (equivalent in size to five football pitches with a full-size lake at its centre) you will witness ships, a steam train, mass choreography, combat, dance, fire, dazzling pyrotechnics and astonishing lighting and water effects. Read all about it here > 

Our bus leaves the Gibraltar Rock pub, Tynemouth at 3.30pm, then to Bewick Street, Newcastle for another pickup at 4.00pm, and on to Bishop Auckland for this extravaganza which kicks off at 7.30pm. We return to Newcastle and Tynemouth between 11.30pm on Saturday and 12.30am on Sunday.

Ticket and return transport to Show £40pp

For all bookings and ticketty stuff please call Julie Clay on 0191 253 1618 or email julie@tyneidols.com

For general enquiries please email info@tyneidols.com

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Private Party/Tour
Sep
21
12:00 PM12:00

Private Party/Tour

Our bus is available for Private Tours and Events, which have proved very popular since we began, and have included corporate, birthdays, weddings, trips to concerts, and party stop-offs around various drinking establishments (okay, pub crawls).

Something a bit different than a stretch limo, and you can fit five times as many folks onto our bus. You are permitted to bring along your own drinks and nibbles to get you in the swing.

So where do you want to go? To book your Private Tour or to make enquiries, give our Julie Clay a bell on 0191 253 1618 or email julie@tyneidols.com

For general enquiries please email info@tyneidols.com

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Private Party/Tour
Sep
29
12:00 PM12:00

Private Party/Tour

Our bus is available for Private Tours and Events, which have proved very popular since we began, and have included corporate, birthdays, weddings, trips to concerts, and party stop-offs around various drinking establishments (okay, pub crawls).

Something a bit different than a stretch limo, and you can fit five times as many folks onto our bus. You are permitted to bring along your own drinks and nibbles to get you in the swing.

So where do you want to go? To book your Private Tour or to make enquiries, give our Julie Clay a bell on 0191 253 1618 or email julie@tyneidols.com

For general enquiries please email info@tyneidols.com

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Private Party/Tour
Nov
10
12:00 PM12:00

Private Party/Tour

Our bus is available for Private Tours and Events, which have proved very popular since we began, and have included corporate, birthdays, weddings, trips to concerts, and party stop-offs around various drinking establishments (okay, pub crawls).

Something a bit different than a stretch limo, and you can fit five times as many folks onto our bus. You are permitted to bring along your own drinks and nibbles to get you in the swing.

So where do you want to go? To book your Private Tour or to make enquiries, give our Julie Clay a bell on 0191 253 1618 or email julie@tyneidols.com

For general enquiries please email info@tyneidols.com

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Steffen Peddie's '99 Problems' Comedy Show
May
19
8:00 PM20:00

Steffen Peddie's '99 Problems' Comedy Show

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Tyne Idols are once again very proud to present this hilarious local funny man, radio presenter and actor from TV comedy Hebburn and Sunday for Sammy.

Tickets £15pp – including a Geordie Supper! – or 'Buy 10 tickets and get 1 ticket free!'

For all bookings and ticketty stuff please call Julie Clay on 0191 253 1618 or email julie@tyneidols.com — alternatively you can buy direct from The Exchange.

For general enquiries please email info@tyneidols.com

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'Him off the Viz Tour' with Simon Donald
May
16
7:00 PM19:00

'Him off the Viz Tour' with Simon Donald

7.00pm from Bewick Street, Newcastle — Tickets £15pp

IT TOOK SOME DOING MIND but after years of gentle threats then almost begging, “Please come aboard our throbsome bus to tickle us with tales of growing up, Viz creation, and the stand-up routine with the characters and stuff”, Simon Donald was finally won over to the Tyne Idols cause. "Oh and fetch a guitar wi yeh."

So, we would like to invite you on this very special, one-off tour. Well actually, this is now the fourth he has done for us, but you know the drill.

Tickets will go like s*** from a goose, so please call Julie Clay on 0191 253 1618 or email julie@tyneidols.com

For general enquiries please email info@tyneidols.com

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NewcastleGateshead Tour with Ray Laidlaw
May
15
7:00 PM19:00

NewcastleGateshead Tour with Ray Laidlaw

Departing from Bewick Street, Newcastle — Tickets £10pp

Join us for our famous MUSIC & FILM HERITAGE TOUR departing Bewick Street, Newcastle (opposite Central Station) at 7.00pm and returning roughly three hours later—we’re usually a bit late returning because we always have so much fun!

Our 3-hour tour of on-board chat and music, hosted by the legendary Mr Ray Laidlaw, includes a backstage tour of an iconic music venue and two stop-offs at very popular watering holes, promising as always to be a fun-packed evening out. We will be visiting a BRAND NEW venue on this tour!

For all bookings and ticketty stuff please call Julie Clay on 0191 253 1618 or email julie@tyneidols.com

For general enquiries please email info@tyneidols.com

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Private Party/Tour
May
5
12:00 PM12:00

Private Party/Tour

Our bus is available for Private Tours and Events, which have proved very popular since we began, and have included corporate, birthdays, weddings, trips to concerts, and party stop-offs around various drinking establishments (okay, pub crawls).

Something a bit different than a stretch limo, and you can fit five times as many folks onto our bus. You are permitted to bring along your own drinks and nibbles to get you in the swing.

So where do you want to go? To book your Private Tour or to make enquiries, give our Julie Clay a bell on 0191 253 1618 or email julie@tyneidols.com

For general enquiries please email info@tyneidols.com

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Join us for this Special Event of Nostalgia, Music and Food…
Apr
28
3:00 PM15:00

Join us for this Special Event of Nostalgia, Music and Food…

The itinerary is as follows:

3.00pm

Leaving Eastbourne House, The Links, Whitley Bay at 3pm — our Coastal Heroes Tour celebrates local legends of TV, film and music. Hosted by the quintessentially debonair Mr Ray Laidlaw, this three-hour tour on the Tyne Idols double decker bus will celebrate all local TV, Film & Music over the last four decades, with two stop-offs in two local iconic venues.

6.00pm

Crab & Waltzer Restaurant for a Fish 'n' Chip Supper (Veggie option available).

7.30pm

Spanish City Tales CD Launch
A collection of songs inspired by the people and events experienced in the iconic Spanish City.

8.00pm

Live gig by Nightflight
Sue Capper: vocals, keyboards, guitar, saxophone; Dennis Quinn: vocals, guitars; Dave Cutler: bass; Dave Gudgeon: drums.

Nightflight will perform a selection of songs from their CD, these include memories of the early days of rock and roll, childhood, a scary song for a very scary ride, a cautionary tale about neglecting your girlfriend for a pinball machine, a homage to '60s sound and a few more songs from their large repertoire.

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Tickets on sale NOW... all of the above for £20pp

For all bookings and ticketty stuff please call Julie Clay on 0191 253 1618 or email julie@tyneidols.com

For general enquiries please email info@tyneidols.com

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Our ALL-NEW Northern Soul Tour
Apr
11
7:30 PM19:30

Our ALL-NEW Northern Soul Tour

Get your baggy trousers and Fred Perrys on!

Though we won't be able to pull off an all-nighter and make the "three before eight" this time, we will be visiting two different clubs to shake out the talc for two one-hour spin and slide dance marathons!

We will be leaving the Bewick Street, Newcastle at 7.30pm to return three hours later.

Tickets on sale NOW... £10pp

For all bookings and ticketty stuff please call Julie Clay on 0191 253 1618 or email julie@tyneidols.com

For general enquiries please email info@tyneidols.com

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 'Last Ship, Last Night, Last Bus Tour' starring our local heroes, Joe Caffrey and Charlie Hardwick
Apr
7
2:00 PM14:00

'Last Ship, Last Night, Last Bus Tour' starring our local heroes, Joe Caffrey and Charlie Hardwick

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Not surprisingly, this tour has now SOLD OUT folks!

Have we got a Sting-tastic afternoon and evening lined up for you or what!

Firstly our amazing 'In The Footsteps of Sting' Tour which we put together to thrill a busload of members from Sting's International Fan Club. Worked a treat 'n' all – read some of the wonderful comments we got >

Then it's off to Northern Stage for an evening of Sting’s very own musical 'The Last Ship'.

See below for more on this Special Stingsome Schedule...

 

2.00pm-5.00pm

'In The Footsteps of Sting' Tour leaves from Bewick Street, Newcastle upon Tyne.

As just one of many satisfied passengers from our previous Sting Tour put it... "The bus tour had my eyes watering as soon as 'Waters of Tyne' came on as we crossed the Tyne ... and my tears were never far away after that ... feelings so powerful."

7.30pm

'The Last Ship' – Sting’s personal, political and passionate musical is an epic tale of community, hope and a great act of collective defiance. 'The Last Ship' features an original score with music and lyrics by Sting.

The musical includes our very own Joe Caffrey and Charlie Hardwick among the cast, and will take place at Northern Stage, Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne. Read more here >

 

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Tickets for the show and tour inclusive are £45pp – we have great seats near the front of the stage!!

For all bookings and ticketty stuff please call Julie Clay on 0191 253 1618 or email julie@tyneidols.com

For general enquiries please email info@tyneidols.com

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'In the Footsteps of Sting'
Mar
28
12:00 PM12:00

'In the Footsteps of Sting'

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This special tour has been timed to coincide with the Spillers Whalf performance of 'The Last Ship' which starts at 5pm. Please note: this tour does not include a ticket to that performance.

Sting spent his formative years on Tyneside, his childhood in the ship building town of Wallsend and then his early days as a musician gigging around the city of Newcastle upon Tyne.

Our Tyne Idols ‘In The Footsteps of Sting’ Tour will visit locations of special interest to Sting fans: the site of his Dad’s dairy business, the place where he bought his first real guitar. Pubs, clubs, concert halls, churches, shipyards and universities. Sites located between the city and the coast near to the river that played such a big part in his most recent and ambitious work, ‘The Last Ship’.

There will be stops for refreshments and a surprise guest or two with an insight into Sting’s early musical experiments on Tyneside in the 1960s and ‘70s.

As just one of many satisfied passengers from one of our previous Sting Tours put it... "The bus tour had my eyes watering as soon as 'Waters of Tyne' came on as we crossed the Tyne ... and my tears were never far away after that ... feelings so powerful."

The 'In The Footsteps of Sting' Tour leaves from Bewick Street, Newcastle upon Tyne.

Tickets for this fascinating insight into the local life and times of one of the world's most successful artists are £15pp.

For all bookings and ticketty stuff please call Julie Clay on 0191 253 1618 or email julie@tyneidols.com

For general enquiries please email info@tyneidols.com

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Coastal Heroes Tour with Ray Laidlaw
Dec
29
2:00 PM14:00

Coastal Heroes Tour with Ray Laidlaw

Join our Christmas Special and get a free sweet mince pie (not the mince and onion variety sadly). Leaving the Gibraltar Rock pub, Tynemouth at 2pm — Tickets £10pp

Our new Coastal Heroes Tours celebrate local legends of TV, film and music. Hosted by the irresistible Mr Ray Laidlaw, the 3-hour tour will also include some very special guests, and there will be 2 refreshment breaks throughout to whet your whistle in some carefully selected and interesting establishments.

For all bookings and ticketty stuff please call Julie Clay on 0191 253 1618 or email julie@tyneidols.com

For general enquiries please email info@tyneidols.com

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Tyne Idols Xmas Party
Dec
18
to Dec 19

Tyne Idols Xmas Party

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Yes we know it's early, but you gotta get in there quick. We held an amazing party last Xmas in this perfect venue, so we're going to do it all again this year. Sharing the bill this time round will be the amazing Lorraine Crosby Band (the full show including dancers) and the brilliantly funny comedian Steffen Peddie

Come celebrate with Tyne Idols—bring along your family and friends. Or why not make this your 'works' night out? Here's the drill:

  • Steffen Peddie, brilliant local funny man, radio presenter and actor from TV comedy Hebburn will do two 30-minute slots throughout the evening. 
  • The Lorraine Crosby Show, a showcase of hit songs, dancers, musicians and stunning vocal performances in a wonderful revue over two 60-minute sets.
  • Post-gig music in the bar which will stay open until 1.00am.

Tickets are £10pp for Balcony seats.
Also we have a limited amount of VIP tables of eight seats for £120 (this includes luxury nibbles, posh crisps, opulent nuts, you know the sort of thing).

For all bookings and ticketty gannins-on please call Julie Clay on 0191 253 1618 or email julie@tyneidols.com — alternatively you can buy direct from The Exchange.

For general enquiries please email info@tyneidols.com


Xmas Party Triple Offer — Meal, Taxi & Show Ticket

6.00pmFestive Two Course Meal at the How Do You Do Restaurant, Hudson Street, North Shields

7.20pmMinibus to The Exchange

8.00pmTicket for show — reserved seat in the Main Auditorium

All this for only £27.00pp


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Coastal Heroes Tour with Ray Laidlaw
Nov
12
1:00 PM13:00

Coastal Heroes Tour with Ray Laidlaw

Leaving the Gibraltar Rock pub, Tynemouth at 1pm — Tickets £10pp

Our new Coastal Heroes Tours celebrate local legends of TV, film and music. Hosted by the irresistible Mr Ray Laidlaw, the 3-hour tour will also include some very special guests, and there will be 2 refreshment breaks throughout to whet your whistle in some carefully selected and interesting establishments.

For all bookings and ticketty stuff please call Julie Clay on 0191 253 1618 or email julie@tyneidols.com

For general enquiries please email info@tyneidols.com

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NewcastleGateshead Tour with Ray Laidlaw
Oct
26
7:00 PM19:00

NewcastleGateshead Tour with Ray Laidlaw

Departing from Bewick Street, Newcastle — Tickets £10pp

Join us for our famous MUSIC & FILM HERITAGE TOUR departing Bewick Street, Newcastle (opposite Central Station) at 7.00pm and returning roughly three hours later—we’re usually a bit late returning because we always have so much fun!

Our 3-hour tour of on-board chat and music, hosted by the legendary Mr Ray Laidlaw, includes a backstage tour of an iconic music venue and two stop-offs at very popular watering holes, promising as always to be a fun-packed evening out.

For all bookings and ticketty stuff please call Julie Clay on 0191 253 1618 or email julie@tyneidols.com

For general enquiries please email info@tyneidols.com

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Coastal Heroes Tour with Ray Laidlaw
Oct
4
7:00 PM19:00

Coastal Heroes Tour with Ray Laidlaw

Leaving the Gibraltar Rock pub, Tynemouth at 7pm — Tickets £10pp

Our new Coastal Heroes Tours celebrate local legends of TV, film and music. Hosted by the irresistible Mr Ray Laidlaw, the 3-hour tour will also include some very special guests, and there will be 2 refreshment breaks throughout to whet your whistle in some carefully selected and interesting establishments.

For all bookings and ticketty stuff please call Julie Clay on 0191 253 1618 or email julie@tyneidols.com

For general enquiries please email info@tyneidols.com

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NewcastleGateshead Tour with Ray Laidlaw
Sep
27
7:00 PM19:00

NewcastleGateshead Tour with Ray Laidlaw

Departing from Bewick Street, Newcastle — Tickets £10pp

Join us for our famous MUSIC & FILM HERITAGE TOUR departing Bewick Street, Newcastle (opposite Central Station) at 7.00pm and returning roughly three hours later—we’re usually a bit late returning because we always have so much fun!

Our 3-hour tour of on-board chat and music, hosted by the legendary Mr Ray Laidlaw, includes a backstage tour of an iconic music venue and two stop-offs at very popular watering holes, promising as always to be a fun-packed evening out.

For all bookings and ticketty stuff please call Julie Clay on 0191 253 1618 or email julie@tyneidols.com

For general enquiries please email info@tyneidols.com

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Private Party/Tour
Sep
2
11:00 AM11:00

Private Party/Tour

Our bus is available for Private Tours and Events, which have proved very popular since we began, and have included corporate, birthdays, weddings, trips to concerts, and party stop-offs around various drinking establishments (okay, pub crawls).

Something a bit different than a stretch limo, and you can fit five times as many folks onto our bus. You are permitted to bring along your own drinks and nibbles to get you in the swing.

So where do you want to go? To book your Private Tour or to make enquiries, give our Julie Clay a bell on 0191 253 1618 or email julie@tyneidols.com

For general enquiries please email info@tyneidols.com

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Chris Cross — 'A History of Mystery in Newcastle'
Aug
24
7:00 PM19:00

Chris Cross — 'A History of Mystery in Newcastle'

Newcastle's Favourite Magician has written a book on how to learn a dozen Geordie magic tricks... to celebrate the 2017 launch of the Geordie Book of Magic, Chris will host a Magical Bus Tour of the City!

Expect the Unexpected — Chris Cross will recite tales of Northern witchcraft, stories of Houdini's visit to the city, a private visit to a condemned cell in Newcastle castle keep and lots more on this fun-packed Tyne Idols Tour, with a box full of magic tricks along the way for good measure! Check out Chris's website at chris-cross.co.uk > 

Tickets £10pp — book early to avoid disappointment!

For all bookings and ticketty stuff please call Julie Clay on 0191 253 1618 or email julie@tyneidols.com

For general enquiries please email info@tyneidols.com

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Coastal Heroes Tour with Ray Laidlaw
Aug
20
4:00 PM16:00

Coastal Heroes Tour with Ray Laidlaw

Leaving the Gibraltar Rock pub, Tynemouth at 4pm — Tickets £10pp

Our new-for-the-Summer Coastal Heroes Tours celebrate local legends of TV, film and music. Hosted by the irresistible Mr Ray Laidlaw, the 3-hour tour will also include some very special guests, and there will be 2 refreshment breaks throughout to whet your whistle in some carefully selected and interesting establishments.

For all bookings and ticketty stuff please call Julie Clay on 0191 253 1618 or email julie@tyneidols.com

For general enquiries please email info@tyneidols.com

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NewcastleGateshead Tour with Ray Laidlaw
Aug
17
7:00 PM19:00

NewcastleGateshead Tour with Ray Laidlaw

7.00pm from Bewick Street, Newcastle — Tickets £10pp

Join us for our famous MUSIC & FILM HERITAGE TOUR departing Bewick Street, Newcastle (opposite Central Station) at 7.00pm and returning roughly three hours later—we’re usually a bit late returning because we always have so much fun!

Our 3-hour tour of on-board chat and music, hosted by the legendary Mr Ray Laidlaw, includes a backstage tour of an iconic music venue and two stop-offs at very popular watering holes, promising as always to be a fun-packed evening out.

For all bookings and ticketty stuff please call Julie Clay on 0191 253 1618 or email julie@tyneidols.com

For general enquiries please email info@tyneidols.com

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Private Party/Tour
Jul
29
7:30 PM19:30

Private Party/Tour

Our bus is available for Private Tours and Events, which have proved very popular since we began, and have included corporate, birthdays, weddings, trips to concerts, and party stop-offs around various drinking establishments (okay, pub crawls).

Something a bit different than a stretch limo, and you can fit five times as many folks onto our bus. You are permitted to bring along your own drinks and nibbles to get you in the swing.

So where do you want to go? To book your Private Tour or to make enquiries, give our Julie Clay a bell on 0191 253 1618 or email julie@tyneidols.com

For general enquiries please email info@tyneidols.com

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'Kynren - The Epic Story of England'
Jul
22
to Jul 23

'Kynren - The Epic Story of England'

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GET THIS... Kynren is a captivating journey through 2,000 years of British history, myth and legend. From Roman times to the Second World War, encompassing the Viking and Norman invasions, medieval feasts, the splendour of the Tudors, the Industrial Revolution and the Roaring Twenties, Kynren takes you on an action-packed voyage on a landscaped, open-air stage (equivalent in size to five football pitches with a full-size lake at its centre) you will witness ships, a steam train, mass choreography, combat, dance, fire, dazzling pyrotechnics and astonishing lighting and water effects. Read all about it here > 

Our bus leaves the Gibraltar Rock pub, Tynemouth at 5.00pm, then to Bewick Street, Newcastle for another pickup at 5.30pm, and on to Bishop Auckland for this extravaganza which kicks off at 9.00pm. We return to Newcastle for approx 1.30am and Tynemouth 2.00am on Sunday — Ticket and return transport to Show £43pp

For all bookings and ticketty stuff please call Julie Clay on 0191 253 1618 or email julie@tyneidols.com

For general enquiries please email info@tyneidols.com

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'Him off the Viz Tour' with Simon Donald
Jul
20
7:00 PM19:00

'Him off the Viz Tour' with Simon Donald

7.00pm from Bewick Street, Newcastle — Tickets £15pp

IT TOOK SOME DOING MIND but after years of gentle threats then almost begging, “Please come aboard our throbsome bus to tickle us with tales of growing up, Viz creation, and the stand-up routine with the characters and stuff”, Simon Donald was finally won over to the Tyne Idols cause. "Oh and fetch a guitar wi yeh."

So, we would like to invite you on this very special, one-off tour. Well actually, this is now the fourth he has done for us, but you know the drill.

Tickets will go like s*** from a goose, so please call Julie Clay on 0191 253 1618 or email julie@tyneidols.com

For general enquiries please email info@tyneidols.com

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'The Finer Things' Mystery Tour
Jul
17
6:30 PM18:30

'The Finer Things' Mystery Tour

Enjoy an evening of Fine Art, Wine, Cheese & Music

Leaving the Gibraltar Rock pub, Tynemouth at 6.30pm and from Bewick Street, Newcastle at 7.00pm — Tickets £25pp

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Are you a person who appreciates beautiful things? Would a Mystery Tour while enjoying a glass of fine wine tickle your fancy? Tyne Idols have teamed up with two Northern Art Galleries to bring you our very first The Finer Things Tour, an exciting evening of art, wine, cheese and music.

Meet and greet local artists Alan Smith Page, Anthony Marshall and Peter ‘Deetz’ Davidson. Drink wine, listen to to music and enjoy a few other surprises along the way, all hosted by the illustrious Art Auctioneer extraordinaire, Bertie Forster.

Tickets are £25pp including a glass of wine at both venues, with cheese and nibbles. We set off on Monday 17 July at 6.30pm from the Gibraltar Rock, Tynemouth and 7pm from Bewick Street, Newcastle.

For all bookings and ticketty stuff please call Julie Clay on 0191 253 1618 or email julie@tyneidols.com

For general enquiries please email info@tyneidols.com

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Private Party/Tour
Jul
15
7:30 PM19:30

Private Party/Tour

Our bus is available for Private Tours and Events, which have proved very popular since we began, and have included corporate, birthdays, weddings, trips to concerts, and party stop-offs around various drinking establishments (okay, pub crawls).

Something a bit different than a stretch limo, and you can fit five times as many folks onto our bus. You are permitted to bring along your own drinks and nibbles to get you in the swing.

So where do you want to go? To book your Private Tour or to make enquiries, give our Julie Clay a bell on 0191 253 1618 or email julie@tyneidols.com

For general enquiries please email info@tyneidols.com

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NewcastleGateshead Tour with Ray Laidlaw
Jul
13
7:00 PM19:00

NewcastleGateshead Tour with Ray Laidlaw

7.00pm from Bewick Street, Newcastle — Tickets £10pp

Join us for our famous MUSIC & FILM HERITAGE TOUR departing Bewick Street, Newcastle (opposite Central Station) at 7.00pm and returning roughly three hours later—we’re usually a bit late returning because we always have so much fun!

Our 3-hour tour of on-board chat and music, hosted by the legendary Mr Ray Laidlaw, includes a backstage tour of an iconic music venue and two stop-offs at very popular watering holes, promising as always to be a fun-packed evening out.

For all bookings and ticketty stuff please call Julie Clay on 0191 253 1618 or email julie@tyneidols.com

For general enquiries please email info@tyneidols.com

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Private Party/Tour
Jul
8
7:00 PM19:00

Private Party/Tour

Our bus is available for Private Tours and Events, which have proved very popular since we began, and have included corporate, birthdays, weddings, trips to concerts, and party stop-offs around various drinking establishments (okay, pub crawls).

Something a bit different than a stretch limo, and you can fit five times as many folks onto our bus. You are permitted to bring along your own drinks and nibbles to get you in the swing.

So where do you want to go? To book your Private Tour or to make enquiries, give our Julie Clay a bell on 0191 253 1618 or email julie@tyneidols.com

For general enquiries please email info@tyneidols.com

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'Forget Carter—The Films and Television of Newcastle' with Chris Phipps
Jun
29
7:00 PM19:00

'Forget Carter—The Films and Television of Newcastle' with Chris Phipps

7.00pm from Bewick Street, Newcastle—THIS TOUR HAS SOLD OUT, SO IT'S GOODBYE ERIC!

BASED ON HIS NEW BOOK, media historian Chris Phipps takes us on his tour of Newcastle’s film and TV locations covering old favourites like Payroll and Auf Wiedersehen, Pet and shining light on some hidden gems such as The One and OnlyUnconditional and The Clouded Yellow. Newcastle and the region continue to be the perfect film set, visit filming sites for Vera and Transformers: The Black Knight.

Forget Carter! What could be next for this photogenic city?

For all bookings and ticketty stuff please call Julie Clay on 0191 253 1618 or email julie@tyneidols.com

For general enquiries please email info@tyneidols.com

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Coastal Heroes Tour + Mr Corvan's Music Hall Show
Jun
3
3:00 PM15:00

Coastal Heroes Tour + Mr Corvan's Music Hall Show

Leaving The Links/Bandstand opposite Eastbourne House, Whitley Bay at 3pm, Show to start at 7.30pm — Tour and Ticket £20pp

Our new-for-the-Summer Coastal Heroes Tour celebrates local legends of TV, film and music. Hosted by the irresistible Mr Ray Laidlaw, the 3-hour tour will also include some very special guests, and there will be 2 refreshment breaks throughout to whet your whistle in some carefully selected and interesting establishments. 

Returning to Whitley Bay Links for 6pm you will then be whisked off to Whitley Bay Playhouse for Mr Corvan's Music Hall Show. Written by Ed Waugh, and directed by Gareth Tudor Price, this fantastic new musical play tells the incredible story about the North East’s first music hall superstar... Ned Corvan.  Corvan (1827-1865) was a comedian, virtuoso violinist, artist and singer/songwriter of hits including 'The Cullercoats Fish Lass', 'Fishermen Hung the Monkey' and the first popular protest song 'Toon Improvement Bill'. For more information visit mrcorvansmusichall.co.uk >

For all bookings and ticketty stuff please call Julie Clay on 0191 253 1618 or email julie@tyneidols.com

For general enquiries please email info@tyneidols.com


“Join us for a Fish & Chip Supper”

We have been given the chance to be the very first customers in the brand new restaurant The Crab & Waltzer next to the Berkeley Tavern, just around the corner from the Playhouse Theatre. It officially opens in the second week of June.

The Crab & Waltzer have offered to serve us with a lovely fish & chip supper, bread & butter and a pot of tea all in for £10 per head. This will be served at 6pm at the end of the tour, and so we will be fed and watered in time for the 7.30pm show at the Playhouse.

Formerly the Corner House, this all-new fully-refurbished restaurant is another great asset to Whitley Bay’s new Grand Plan and YOU have the unique opportunity to be among the first to enjoy the experience. For further details visit their Facebook page >

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'Gob on the Tyne' Punk Tour with Keith Newman
May
18
7:00 PM19:00

'Gob on the Tyne' Punk Tour with Keith Newman

7.00pm from Bewick Street, Newcastle — Tickets £10pp

THIS JUST IN… Get your tickets ordered, Decca Wade from the Angelic Upstarts will be our special guest on this tour!

RE-AFFIX YOUR SAFETY PINS and lace up those yellow Astro-Martens as Tyne Idols takes you back to when Punk Rock gave Newcastle a blast of crass culture and tartan bumflaps.

Join punk radio presenter Keith “New Wave” Newman and his well-spiked team, Punky Paul and Ramona Lisa from his popular Radio Northumberland show, on a 3-hour tour of the lows and more lows of Tyneside’s once-throbbing, all-gobbing punk scene. Enjoy the thrill of the Tyne Idols double decker to the punk soundtrack of your life on our state-of-the-nation sound system. Find out where Johnny Ramone had his hair cut, learn about the characters and bands that grew up in the region, fist the air at the remains of iconic punk venues and meet some of the key people that made up the vibrant scene back in the day.

For all bookings and ticketty stuff please call Julie Clay on 0191 253 1618 or email julie@tyneidols.com

For general enquiries please email info@tyneidols.com 

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Simon Donald — 'New Characters Tour'
May
11
7:00 PM19:00

Simon Donald — 'New Characters Tour'

7.00pm from Bewick Street, Newcastle — Tickets £15pp

IT TOOK SOME DOING MIND but after years of gentle threats then almost begging, “Please come aboard our throbsome bus to tickle us with tales of growing up, Viz creation, and the stand-up routine with the characters and stuff”, Simon Donald was finally won over to the Tyne Idols cause. "Oh and fetch a guitar wi yeh."

So, we invite you on this very special, one-off tour. Well okay, this will actually be the third he has done, but who's counting.

This 'New Characters' tour is bound to be a laugh riot and so the tickets are expected to go like hot underpants fresh from the tumble dryer, so please call Julie Clay on 0191 253 1618 or email julie@tyneidols.com

For general enquiries please email info@tyneidols.com

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