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The only surviving Regency playhouse in Britain
Theatre Royal is one of Britain's most significant theatre buildings and the only surviving Regency playhouse in the country.
The recently restored Grade I listed theatre offers you an authentic 19th century theatre-going experience, combined with contemporary bar and restaurant for the 21st century theatre-goer.
The theatre presents a vibrant, year-round programme of drama, music, dance and light entertainment, featuring many of this country's leading companies and performers. It also offers a wide-ranging educational and community-based programme of actvities, tours and heritage teas.
You will find regular productions and rehearsed readings of plays written at the time when the theatre first opened its doors - the only theatre in the world capable of presenting this repertoire in an authentic and appropriate setting.
Please come and visit us and we look forward to welcoming you to Bury St Edmunds and its Regency jewel.
Backstage Past, Explore
In your own time explore a journey back in time through the Theatre's history. Listen to the sounds of times gone by, touch exhibits and props, try on a costume, and even smell the past.
Backstage Past, Behind the scenes tours
On a guide-led tour your senses will travel back in time through the Theatre's history. See evocative sets, listen to sounds of the past, touch exhibits and props or even try on a costume.
Backstage Past, Live Encounters
On this actor-led tour you will be transported through 200 years of the Theatre Royal's dramas and delights in just 60 minutes on a wandering entertainment of boundless variety!
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