Theatre Royal, Bury St. Edmunds
Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds is one of Britain's most significant theatre buildings and the last surviving Regency playhouse in the country. Built in 1819 and restored to its Regency origins, this intimate Grade 1 listed building is the only theatre in the National Trust property portfolio. Theatre Royal presents a vibrant, year-round programme of drama, music, dance and comedy, featuring many of this country’s leading companies and performers. It has built a reputation of producing quality dramas and productions including the ever popular annual pantomime. Alongside our on-stage programme of shows, the theatre offers a wide-ranging educational and community-based programme of activities and opportunities to engage people from 5 – 105 years of age.
With many of its original features still intact, it is a superb example of a Regency playhouse and one of the most beautiful, intimate and historic theatres in the world. We offer the chance for guests to discover and experience some of the history of the theatre through behind the scenes tours.
Our diverse programme has included classic productions such as Noel Coward’s Private Lives and Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations, as well as contemporary shows like Our Man in Havana and All or Nothing. Comedy fans have been treated to brilliant stand ups such as Michael McIntyre, Russell Howard, Rob Rouse and Griff Rhys Jones, plus the children are catered for too with shows like Stick Man and The Gruffalo’s Child. There really is something for everyone to enjoy at Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds, and the majesty of the auditorium itself simply must be seen to be understood.