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“Favorite Night Out in Bury”

Theatre Royal, Bury St. Edmunds
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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 intimate auditorium and exquisite decorative scheme will provide visitors with an unforgettable and unique theatrical experience. The Theatre presents a vibrant, year-round programme of drama, music, dance and stand up comedy. We also offer regular tours of the building, contact our Box Office to book a space on one of our tours.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Stairs / lift, Baby buggy parking, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access
Reviewed 16 July 2014

As a couple of old english teachers, the opportunity to see The Globe Theater's production of King Lear in this theater was met with some excitement. The fact that the production and the theater itself exceeded our expectations is, a testament to the uniqueness of this venue and also the company. The theater is cozy and remarkable in that it looks as if it has not changed since it was built in 1819. Dame Judy Dench has said that this is her very favorite place to perform and I can believe that. Go to the Bury St. Edmunds website to find out what is playing and when. We purchased our tickets online and entered without a hitch. Have fun!

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"dress circle"
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"behind the scenes"
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"lovely regency"
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"beer store"
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"amazing performance"
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Reviewed 9 July 2014

One of the best Theatre in the country, if not quite the smallest. Since its severe make over a few years back it ticks all the boxes. Its a delightful venue for some very excellent productions. The seating has everything from the stalls to the Gods, even if the boxes are a little "cosy". The refreshment area really has had a complete metamorphosis, a comfortable seating area and a well stocked bar, even if it is all Greene King!. There is a very active events program in addition to a very complete mix of productions. Worth a visit.

Thank Peter B
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

A really lovely old restored theatre with a great history. The large bar area (with outside area) is a bonus. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening here.

Thank corinne c
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

If you are looking for Ballet, this is the place. We saw the "Christmas Carol", and it was a very faithful rendition. Good dancing and music. Nice for a date if you owe the wife one.

Thank Lloyd W
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Reviewed 19 June 2014

This is a cracking Regency theatre. OK - the first rows in the pit (stalls) suffer a little from being on the level but the Dress Circle boxes are friendly with cosy seating which do require some dexterity to get in and out - but it makes for a good laugh!. Where else can you see a working Regency Thetare with such atmosphere. And talking of atmosphere, towards the end of our matinee performance today the adjacent Greene King brewery must have started off a new brew - and the whole auditorium was perfused with that beautiful smell of malting barley....Hmmmm!

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