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Theatre Royal

Westgate Street
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk
United Kingdom
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Theatre Royal

Built in 1819, the beautiful Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds is the only surviving Regency playhouse in Britain.

Fully restored to its original Regency design it is a working Theatre offering a full programme of theatre, live music and stand-up comedy. Check out our website now for our current programme.

You can also take a tour of the Theatre and find out about its rich and vibrant history. Call the Box Office by clicking 'Phone Number' button above to book your space.

Find out what else you can see in Bury St Edmunds with our Bury St Edmunds Guide


Special Offers and Events

Tuesday 21 – Saturday 25 March OKLAHOMA!
Irving Stage Company
At Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds

Full of excellent show tunes that have become part of the fabric of the Broadway sound, including Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin, I Cain’t Say No, People Will Say We’re in Love and, of course, the title song Oklahoma!

This Rodgers and Hammerstein classic has won countless awards and dazzled critics on both sides of the Atlantic time and again.

Tuesday – Saturday 7.30pm
Saturday 2.30pm
Tickets £22.50 - £10

Monday 27 March JAZZ! WITH WEST SUFFOLK YOUTH MUSIC
At Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds

An evening of Big Band and jazz classics performed by West Suffolk Youth Jazz, directed by Mark Sewell.

This is a fundraising event to support Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds (charity number: 242977)

Monday 7.30pm
Tickets £12 - £10

Thursday 6 & Friday 7 April ARABIAN NIGHTS
Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds Youth Theatre
At Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds

Adapted by Neil Duffield
Directed by David Whitney

After last year’s success of The Jungle Book the Youth Theatre is back with another classic tale!

You may think the oft-told tales of Arabian Nights are familiar, but writer Neil Duffield, has taken them, shaken them and delivered them in a fresh and exciting way. With original music, this is going to be a great way to kick off the Easter holidays.

Thursday & Friday 3pm & 7pm
Tickets: £12 - £10

Saturday 8 April THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR SHOW
MEI Theatrical Ltd
At Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds
The timeless classic makes its way off the page and onto the stage.
Created by Jonathan Rockefeller, the critically acclaimed production of The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show features a menagerie of 75 lovable puppets, faithfully adapting four of Eric Carle’s stories. The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse, Mister Seahorse, The Very Lonely Firefly and, of course, The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

‘If you don't have a child, find one, and immediately buy tickets to this wonderful production.’ Live Theatre UK

Saturday 2pm & 4pm
Tickets: £12.50 - £8.50

Sunday 9 April BRIAN CONLEY – THE GREATEST ENTERTAINER (IN HIS PRICE RANGE)
Avalon promotions Limited
At Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds

The multi-talented and irrepressible Brian Conley returns to the stage in this all-new show. Brian will perform brand-new comedy, sketches and songs, alongside some of his best-known and loved retrospective material from the screen and onstage.

‘The performance of the decade’ The Mail on Sunday

‘It takes a star to play a star’ The Daily Express

Sunday 8pm
Tickets: £23.50 - £8.50

Tuesday 11 & Wednesday 12 April NOEL & GERTIE
Matthew Townshend Productions
At Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds

Matthew Townshend Productions presents Noel & Gertie; an entertainment devised by Sheridan Morley with the words and music of Noël Coward.

“I love criticism just so long as it’s unqualified praise,” Noel Coward once said.

Lucky then that the reviews for mtp’s new production of Noel & Gertie, based on the playwright’s 54-year friendship with Gertrude Lawrence, have met with admiration, acclaim and applause.

The love story, devised by Sheridan Morley from the couple’s letters and diaries, is told with all ‘the Master’s’ flair and wit.

Featuring songs and scenes from Privates Lives and Blithe Spirit, this beautifully set and immaculately executed production by Matthew Townshend, takes a perfectly-orchestrated trip down memory lane. A showcase of the affectionate, complex and tempestuous relationship of two of the best-loved performers of the Twentieth century.

The extracts from the plays, letters and other writings of Noël Coward reprinted by kind permission of the estate of Noël Coward.

Tuesday & Wednesday 7.30pm
Tickets: £21.50 - £8.50

Friday 14 & Saturday 15 April ROOM ON THE BROOM
Tall Stories
At Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds

Join the Witch and her cat on their mission to defeat the dragon in Tall Stories’ magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

The Witch and her cat are travelling on their broomstick when they pick up some hitch-hikers – a friendly dog, a beautiful green bird and a crazy frog. But this broomstick’s not meant for five and – CRACK – it snaps in two… just as the hungry dragon appears!

Songs, laughs and scary fun for children aged 3 and up and their grown-ups, in the Olivier-nominated show that’s toured Britain and the world!

★★★★ Sunday Times

Friday 1.30pm & 4.30pm
Saturday 10.30am, 1.30pm & 4.30pm
Tickets: £12.50 - £10.50

Thursday 20 April JUST AN ORDINARY LAWYER
Tayo Aluko & Friends
At Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds

“The British Empire was trying desperately to hold on to its colonial possessions by any means… and the foul would often override the fair.”
Nigerian Tunji Sowande quietly breaks through multiple barriers to become Britain’s first black judge in 1978. Also a fine concert singer and keen cricket lover, he muses on international politics and history as they affect the black world from Africa to the USA and Britain, from the point of view of one who would rather watch sports and spread love and peace through the medium of song.

‘Another triumph... that thrills and touches’ ★★★★★ British Theatre Guide

Thursday 7.30pm
Tickets: £16.50 - £8.50

Friday 21 April BIG GIRLS DON’T CRY
Easy Theatres
At Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds

Celebrating the music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons.

A Four Seasons song shares a special place in everyone’s heart. Number 1 hits Walk Like A Man, Sherry, Working My Way Back To You, Rag Doll and Let’s Hang On combine with Frankie’s My Eyes Adored You and Grease in this critically-acclaimed spectacular.

Reviving the sublime harmonies of New Jersey’s finest, including Frankie’s incredible falsettos, oh what a night awaits music fans!

Friday 7.30pm
Tickets: £21.50 - £8.50

Saturday 22 April TANGOMOTION
Tango Siempre
At Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds

From virtuoso displays of traditional tango dance in stunning costumes to the exquisite sounds of 1930s Buenos Aires and the powerful Nuevo Tango music of Astor Piazzolla, Tangomotion is a breathtaking journey into the heart of Tango Argentino. It features four world class tango dancers and live music from the acclaimed tango quartet, Tango Siempre is the UK’s leading tango ensemble, described by the Sunday Times as – an effortless fusion of Latin Passion and jazz virtuosity.
The Tangomotion dancers and musicians have previously appeared in the hit West End show Midnight Tango, BBC Strictly Come Dancing, Sally Potter’s Covent Garden production of Carmen and Madonna’s film Evita.

Tangomotion Dance Class
Join us in the Greene Room bar from 6.00 to 7.00pm for a free dance class.

‘Here is the tango, raw, intoxicating, speaking with its true voice.’ Financial Times

‘A brilliant fusion of tango, jazz and roots’ The Guardian

Saturday 7.30pm
Tickets: £26 - £8.50

Wednesday 26 & Thursday 27 April AS YOU LIKE IT
LAMDA
At Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds

An audience favourite since its first performance in 1603, As You Like It is among Shakespeare’s best-loved comedies. An idyllic country setting provides the backdrop for this romantic adventure, as Rosalind and Orlando’s famous courtship is played out amidst the turmoil of political rivalry, mistaken identity and exile in the Forest of Arden.

The rules of romance are discarded and traditional gender roles are abandoned as Rosalind, disguised as the boy Ganymede, attempts to ‘cure’ Orlando of his lovesickness. Including some of the Bard’s most glorious wordplay and oft-quoted speeches, including ‘all the world’s a stage’, As You Like It is a glorious romp in the woods!

A world-leading conservatoire, LAMDA offers exceptional vocational training to the most talented dramatic artists and technicians. LAMDA students are renowned for their ability, passion, commitment and openness qualities that are underpinned by their superb skills and technique. And with their exceptional talent and mastery of their craft, graduates like Jim Broadbent, Benedict Cumberbatch, David Suchet, Ruth Wilson, David Oyelowo, Harriet Walter, Sam Claflin and Chiwetel Ejiofor among many others, are shaping the global performing arts industry. As You Like It is brought to the stage by LAMDA’s 2017 graduating actors and theatre technicians. This is your chance to see them first.

Wednesday & Thursday 7.30pm
Thursday 2pm
Tickets: £20.50 - £8.50

Book for both LAMDA shows, As You Like It and Bury Fair and save £5.

Supported by The Royal Theatrical Support Trust

Friday 28 & Saturday 29 April BURY FAIR
LAMDA
At Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds

In this affectionate satire of his home town, Thomas Shadwell throws a pair of London sparks and a French pretender into the world of Bury St Edmunds. A pretentious female fop and her mother, a handful of gloriously idiotic local wags and a young woman in disguise as a boy to escape the will of her father – all dance headlong into chaos. All the fun of the fair in Bury indeed!

Thomas Shadwell was born at Stanton Hall, Norfolk in 1642. Educated at Bury St Edmunds School and at Caius College, Cambridge, he was made Poet Laureate in 1688 and wrote Bury Fair the following year.
A world-leading conservatoire, LAMDA offers exceptional vocational training to the most talented dramatic artists and technicians. LAMDA students are renowned for their ability, passion, commitment and openness – qualities that are underpinned by their superb skills and technique. And with their exceptional talent and mastery of their craft, graduates like Jim Broadbent, Benedict Cumberbatch, David Suchet, Ruth Wilson, David Oyelowo, Harriet Walter, Sam Claflin and Chiwetel Ejiofor among many others, are shaping the global performing arts industry.

As You Like It and Bury Fair are brought to the stage by LAMDA’s 2017 graduating actors and theatre technicians. This is your chance to see them first.

Friday & Saturday 7.30pm
Saturday 3pm
Tickets: £20.50 - £8.50

Book for both LAMDA shows, As You Like It and Bury Fair and save £5.

Supported by The Royal Theatrical Support Trust

FOR SHOW TIMES AND TICKET BOOKING PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE VIA THE LINK ABOVE

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