Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
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. The Theatre has limited opening hours outside of events; please see the National Trust website for details.
The Theatre Royal is very well signposted from around Bury town centre and is within an easy walking distance of the Abbey.
About Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds
Address: Westgate Street, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England, IP33 1QR
Attraction Type: Historic Building
Location: On the A134 from Sudbury. Free parking on Westgate Street, or at Swan Lane car park.
Website: Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds
National Trust - see also: National Trust memberships (official website link)
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
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