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Theatre Royal, Bury St. Edmunds

5 Westgate Street, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1QR, England
+44 1284 755127
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Fascinating place

We ere fortunate to visit on Heritage Day and were treated to a free tour, this was both... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Margaret K
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Teignmouth
a great venue

Attended a charity choral event and it was an ideal location with great facilities and good service.

Reviewed 13 August 2017
John B
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Built in 1819, this Grade 1 listed playhouse is the only surviving example of a Regency theatre in the UK. It is the only theatre open to the public in the National Trust's portfolio of properties. Fully restored to it's Georgian splendour, the intimate auditorium and exquisite decorative scheme will provide visitors with an unforgettable and unique theatrical experience. The Theatre presents a vibrant, year-round programme of drama, music, dance and stand up comedy. We also offer regular tours of the building, contact our Box Office to book a space on one of our tours.
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  • Very good27%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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5 Westgate Street, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1QR, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We ere fortunate to visit on Heritage Day and were treated to a free tour, this was both informative and fun. We were amazed that an orchestra could fit into the small space under the stage. The National Trust are doing a great job bringing...More

Thank Margaret K
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Attended a charity choral event and it was an ideal location with great facilities and good service.

Thank John B
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

With this being a small local historic theatre it has lots of character. Great variety of shows throughout the year, with shows scheduled for all ages. The yearly pantomime is a fantastic end to the year, with booking being made a year in advance.

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Reviewed 10 August 2017

I've been here many times and have always had a great experience, the shows are good and it's a lovely theatre.

Thank Harriet G
Reviewed 9 August 2017

I love this place, ever since I was small and was taken here for the Christmas pantomimes the charm of this most elegant of theatres never diminishes. I recall happy memories of meeting Dame Hilda Bracket backstage, and Dr Evadne Hinge being grumpy. I also...More

Thank James S
Reviewed 4 August 2017

Built in the early 19th century, the third oldest theatre in England, this property suffered in the early 20th century with the advent of movies. Bought by Greene King, used as a barrel store, the brewers now allow this grade 1 listed building to be...More

Thank mgsnorwich
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Made in Dagenham Totally loveable show striking (if that’s not a pun) for women’s equality. The script was brilliant, the lyrics to the songs where great, the music was on the money and the cast where totally professional with a very likeable edge. The scenery...More

1  Thank Tom K
Reviewed 26 July 2017

It is a small gem of a theatre which has been beautifully restored. I have even performed there mysef in my younger days. It has lovely intimate feel but the stage is large.

Thank Barry T
Reviewed 23 July 2017

Theate Royal is a small intimate theatre where the actors could almost be in you front room. Lovely helpful staff and a great pleasure always to visit.

Thank Krispitt
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

I'm not a regular theatre goer in honesty. Going to see the ballet is not usually on my agenda The theatre (the reason for this review) is a beauty. Lovely, historic building right beside the Greene King brewery. In fact, they own it as I...More

Thank Matt C
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Kelbel8888
20 March 2016|
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Response from TheatreRoyalBury | Property representative |
Hello there! Thanks for your enquiry. We have several excellent views throughout the Theatre. The best seats are between Boxes K to F in the Upper Circle and Boxes M to F in the Dress Circle. I hope this helps and... More
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