Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds - National Trust

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.

The Theatre 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. Why not browse our current and forthcoming shows here.

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.

The Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds was designed and built in 1819 by William Wilkins.

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 you the chance to discover and experience some of the history of the theatre through behind-the-scenes tours, take a look at the selection of tours we offer.

We look forward to welcoming you to Bury St Edmunds and its Regency jewel.

Venue Type:

Heritage site

Opening hours

Box Office is open 10am - 6pm Monday - Saturday
Tours take place between 3 September - 14 November on Weds/Thurs/Sat at 11am. Tour last approximately 70 minutes.

Admission charges

£6.50 (£5 for concessions)
FREE for National Trust members


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Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds - National Trust
6 Westgate street
Bury St Edmunds
IP33 1QR



Box Office

Creative Learning


Box Office

01284 769505


01284 755127

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