Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds - National Trust

Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds - National Trust
6 Westgate street
Bury St Edmunds
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Inside the Theatre Royal auditorium: view from the stage
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The Theatre Royal is the last working Regency playhouse in Britain. Owned by Greene King brewery, it has been in the care of the National Trust since 1975 and is run by an independent theatre company.

Our extensive programme of performances and outreach activities aspires to turn your visit into a unique and unforgettable event: watch an 18th century production, attend a lecture, a family heritage weekend, or join us on a guided tour to discover the fascinating history of this remarkable building and Georgian drama.

Now that the theatre is fully restored to its original 1819 glory, our Heritage programme will offer our visitors a unique theatrical and heritage experience. Under the banner of our Restoring the Repertoire series, we're going to be rediscovering much of the undeservedly forgotten theatrical repertoire of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.

You can take a guided tour of the Theatre or take a more leisurely look during one of our regular Open Doors sessions. We plan to establish a programme of lectures and workshops, as well as a comprehensive library archive.

Venue Type:

Heritage site

Opening hours

Please check the National Trust website before visiting.

Admission charges

£6 (£4 for children)
FREE for National Trust members

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  • 28 November 2014 — 11 January 2015 *on now

A Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds Production
Sponsored by Media partners
A Traditional Family Pantomime
by Peter Duncan
directed by Karen Simpson
designed by Rebecca Lee

Cinderella and her father live in the dilapidated Hardup Hall helped by the ever-reliable Buttons, and watched over by a Fairy Godmother. Then one day, two greedy stepsisters charge into their world and make things rather unpleasant! But with a glamorous ball on the horizon, and a chance meeting with a handsome stranger in the forest, are Cinderella’s fortunes about to change? And can she get home before midnight…?

Known for its traditional, fun-filled, family pantos the Theatre Royal will once again serve up a sparkling festive treat filled with catchy songs, silly jokes, and a sprinkling of magic. Packed with dastardly villains, miraculous mice, swirling dresses and some stupendous slapstick, you’re sure to have a ball!

‘Family entertainment comes in bucket fulls’ East Anglian Daily Times, Aladdin 2013

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 14-15
  • 18+
  • 11-13
  • 16-17
  • Any age