Theatre Royale

Theatre Royale is England’s sole surviving Regency playhouse located in the centre of Bury St Edmunds across the street from the Greene King Brewery. It is actually owned by Greene King and was used for many years as storage for kegs! It has been restored to its 1819 original state and the atmosphere is amazing.

Jane and I like to go here to see plays. It is often cheaper than the Cambridge Corn Exchange or the Cambridge Art Theatre and they often have the same shows. You can get the cheap seat tickets and you still feel like its an intimate setting. I think its exciting and love the look and feel of going to the Theatre Royale. They often have an intermission with two bars to get a drink and have a chat.

As with all theatres it is best to get on their mailing list or keep checking their websites as their tickets go quickly. The nice thing about this theatre is there are some cheap seats on the second floor nearest the stage. Often if the other boxes are empty, you can usually move. You can also buy tickets to the matinee which are often cheaper as well.

You can do a self-guided tour of the theatre:

  • Tuesdays, 2pm – 4pm
  • Thursdays, 2pm – 4pm
  • Saturdays, 10.30am – 1pm
but check ahead as they may have to cancel due to reheresals and other events.
They have a lot of different shows such as plays, dances, pantomimes, something for everyone. Check out the productions they are running and see what I mean!

All the Best!

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