Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds
Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds
The only surviving Regency playhouse in all of Britain. The interior is sumptuously decorated in Regency neo-classical style. There are regular performances of both modern and historical entertainments.
The Theatre Royal was built in 1819 by William Wilkins. At the time it was one of the most avant-guard examples of theatrical architecture in Europe. It features a lovely painted ceiling and a small, intimate seating area with private boxes in a gallery area above. The Theatre Royal gives a fascinating glimpse into the era of Regency Theatre.

Entertaining guided tours are available if booked through the theatre box office. Regular performances include children's theatre, Georgian plays and rehearsed readings, plus drama, comedy, music and other live performances. Limited opening hours outside of events; please see the National Trust website for details.