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Theatre Royal Plymouth

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Address: Royal Parade, Plymouth PL1 2TR, England
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+44 1752 230440
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The Theatre Royal Plymouth is the largest and best attended regional...

The Theatre Royal Plymouth is the largest and best attended regional producing theatre in the UK and the leading promoter of theatre in the South West. There are two distinctive performance spaces; The Lyric and The Drum, and a new workshop and performance space, The Lab, will open in October 2013.The range of work presented and produced is incredibly extensive, including regular collaborations with leading theatre companies in the UK and beyond. The programme includes major touring drama, musical productions, leading opera and dance. The Theatre Royal Plymouth also produces and presents new plays and has built a national reputation for the quality of its programme and innovative work in The Drum, winning the prestigious Peter Brook award. New musicals and larger scale drama are co-produced for The Lyric, often with commercial or subsidised partners and many productions tour nationally or transfer to the West End. The Theatre Royal Plymouth provides an exceptional Creative Learning programme with a focus on engaging young and disadvantaged communities. The award-winning theatre production and learning centre, TR2, contains unrivalled set, costume, prop-making and rehearsal facilities.

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Had a cheeky little weekend in Plymouth recently and went to see Ross Noble at the Theatre Royal. It's a fairly modern facility but is well laid out and has surprising well spaced... read more

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Chippenham
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a cheeky little weekend in Plymouth recently and went to see Ross Noble at the Theatre Royal. It's a fairly modern facility but is well laid out and has surprising well spaced seating in the main hall. Refreshment options were good and the service well managed.

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TheatreRoyalPlymouth, Manager at Theatre Royal Plymouth, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for taking the time out to tell us about your recent experience with us. We're glad you had a enjoyable evening with us and we hope you make future cheeky trips down to Plymouth soon. Best, TRP More 

Launceston, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lunch at the Theatre Royal restaurant was extremely tasty although the menu was somewhat limited and a little pricey. Service was excellent. This was the third Jersey Boy show I've seen here and unfortunately did not live up to the other two although if you haven't seen the others you will probably enjoy it.

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Mitcham
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Reader beware: I will be including a rant/ story along with my review as I have a few (ok, a lot of) pet peeves when it comes to attending the theatre. Ready? Ok... Taking a trip down from London, we decided to exchange our annual bid for paradise, choosing Cornwall over Barbados - so that my new husband could meet... More 

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TheatreRoyalPlymouth, Manager at Theatre Royal Plymouth, responded to this review

Hi, We’re pleased you enjoyed the show, we’ve received lots of great feedback and the New Jersey Nights Company are really happy with the reception they have received whilst in Plymouth. We’re so glad you liked the refurbished front of house areas. As a popular theatre for the region we like to welcome everyone to learn about and enjoy the... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked the ballet and pre theatre dinner in the restaurant as a birthday treat for my partner and we had a wonderful evening. Wonderful dinner, great seats in the second row of the stalls - perfect escapism for a few hours. Plymouth should be proud to be hosting such a terrific theatre locally. Have loved the Mathew Bourne productions... More 

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TheatreRoyalPlymouth, Manager at Theatre Royal Plymouth, responded to this review

Hi Jennie, Thank you very much for taking the time out to tell us about your recent experience. We're very pleased to hear you enjoyed BRB's production of Cinderella and we would definitely agree with you - a beautiful production. Keep an eye on our website and social media channels for exciting news about upcoming shows! Best, TRP More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took our 2 kids (age 2 and 4) to see going on a bear hunt. There were plenty of booster seats for kids to use and our seats in the circle were comfortable and had a good view. I expected a huge queue for the bathrooms with everyone making sure their kids pee before the show but actually there's plenty... More 

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TheatreRoyalPlymouth, Manager at Theatre Royal Plymouth, responded to this review

Hi Stacey, We're so happy you enjoyed the production of We're Going on a Bear Hunt with your children. Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience with us and we hope to welcome you back soon! Best, TRP More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to Mamma Mia what a great show.Have watched several shows at the theatre and ''tis has to be one of the best.

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TheatreRoyalPlymouth, Manager at Theatre Royal Plymouth, responded to this review

Hey Sharon, We're delighted you had an ABBA-solutely fabulous time watching Mamma Mia! and we hope to welcome you back soon! Best, TRP More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

From putting on their own productions formalised at their outstanding TR2 rehearsal and building space on the river, to accepting the best that theatre has to offer from across the globe and innovative theatre at the Drum and the Lyric, The Theatre Royal is absolutely outstanding. Ok, the ice cream is a total rip-off, and some of the shows are... More 

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TheatreRoyalPlymouth, Manager at Theatre Royal Plymouth, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you so much for your review, we really appreciate you taking the time to tell us about your experience. We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed Mamma Mia! and that you hold us in such high regard. We strive towards hosting top quality productions that can be enjoyed by everyone. We hope to see you through our doors soon.... More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

My wife and I were invited to see Mamma Mia with friends a few weeks ago. First time I have been to the Theatre Royal in a few years. It has changed and for the best. The seating is different and comfortable ( no bum wiggling) and the view to the stage was excellent to the point that I wonder... More 

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TheatreRoyalPlymouth, Manager at Theatre Royal Plymouth, responded to this review

Hi Barry, This is such a great review and we really appreciate you taking the time to write to us about your experience. We love hearing stories like this, especially when so positive! We really hope to welcome you back to the theatre soon. We have a great selection of productions coming up. Kind regards, TRP More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

this is one of my favourite spots where there is a good variety of shows something for everyone and some alternative stuff as well, good venue, good value and good fun evenings out

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TheatreRoyalPlymouth, Manager at Theatre Royal Plymouth, responded to this review

Hi Dez, Thanks for your review. We really appreciate you taking the time to tell us about your experience. We hope to welcome you back soon. Kind regards, TRP More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

Went to see this production in the Summer at the theatre Royal. A super venue....spacious seating...great acoustics. Drinks ready in the interval.... I love it here.

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TheatreRoyalPlymouth, Manager at Theatre Royal Plymouth, responded to this review

Hi Noreen, Thanks for your feedback, we're glad you enjoyed the production of Mary Poppins! We think it's time you came and in for a new show however, check out our website to see what's coming up. Best, TRP More 

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