Tyne and Wear HER(7872): Gateshead, High Street, Alexandra Music Hall - Details
Gateshead, High Street, Alexandra Music Hall
Music Speech and Dance Venue
This was the first music hall in Gateshead, opened 14 November 1870, on the corner of Oakwellchare and High Street. The acts on the first bill included a female impersonator and clog dancers. The theatre closed the following year after an "unseemly performance". The building was later used by the Salvation Army and the Baptists.
I.C. Carlton, 1974, A Short History of Gateshead, p 68