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Theatre Royal, Bury St. Edmunds

Open today: 10:00 - 20:00
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Conducted Tour on behalf of National Trust.

A beautiful and interesting small theatre dated from early 19th Century. We had a conducted tour... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Burton upon Ttrent
Very interesting and educational

We visited the theatre and received a conducted tour by a very knowledgeable and informative... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“dress circle”(7 reviews)
“green room”(6 reviews)
Built in 1819, this Grade 1 listed playhouse is the only surviving example of a Regency theatre in the UK. It is the only theatre open to the public in the National Trust's portfolio of properties. Fully restored to it's Georgian splendour, the...more
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5 Westgate Street, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1QR, England
+44 1284 769505
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A beautiful and interesting small theatre dated from early 19th Century. We had a conducted tour which was both interesting and informative by an excellent NT volunteer

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the theatre and received a conducted tour by a very knowledgeable and informative thespian who explained the history of the theatre from its humble beginnings. Initially over coffee and biscuits, the background was outlined prior to the conducted tour

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed an interesting and entertaining tour of this lovely historic building. The guide was very knowledgeable and brought the theatre alive with stories of Regency audiences and the performances they watched. Getting a chance to view the backstage area and remarkably unglamorous ‘green room’...More

Thank NicoleP4432
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great seats, great play and a great evening out. I would recommend the adaptation of this Sherlock Holmes masterpiece.

Thank Andrew28011958
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The circle seating is all in boxes, which hold between four and six people and have seats which lift up to allow access to the front row. Seems to work. Perennial problem of long queues for the Ladies

Thank Liz P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Theatre is one of the best in Suffolk - Has been restored to its beauty and I often go with my daughters to see lovely plays and most enjoyable was" The last Night of the Proms" which we thoroughly enjoyed bring it back again...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a nice little theatre – you are sitting really close to the stage! We were in the Dress Circle, which has interesting middle seats that have to be flipped to sit on them - but they are really comfortable! The parking close by...More

Thank Trillian_McQueen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have lived in Suffolk all my life and only in the last year have discovered Theatre Royal. It is such an idyllic and charming theatre and I find that you see really different and unique plays here. It is a small theatre which I...More

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Reviewed 15 September 2018

We booked on to one of the guided tours in advance of visiting Bury, and are very glad we did, especially because it's free to National Trust members. Definitely worth booking in advance, as two of our friends were turned away earlier in the day...More

Thank JennyandGemma
Reviewed 7 September 2018

Just been to see Goodnight Mr Tom wow what can I say was absolutely wonderful Roy Hudd was outstanding and the superb young cast cried most of the performance that's how moving it was and well acted loved it

Thank bunnchristopher
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adam f
25 December 2017|
Response from James S | Reviewed this property |
If anything I would say smart casual..
19 March 2016|
Response from TheatreRoyalBury | Property representative |
Hello there! Thanks for your enquiry. We have several excellent views throughout the Theatre. The best seats are between Boxes K to F in the Upper Circle and Boxes M to F in the Dress Circle. I hope this helps and... More