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Theatre Royal, Bury St. Edmunds

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Allo Allo SUPERB.

Great show full of laughs,sets looked very authentic,still amazed how quickly it can be done... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Whitchurch, United Kingdom
via mobile
This wasn't just a visit, it was performing in four shows and seeing quite a few.

As the heading MUST tell you, I love most theatres, and thought I had already reviewed the Theatre... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dennis A
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“dress circle”(8 reviews)
“box seats”(5 reviews)
“green room”(7 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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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
5 Westgate Street, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1QR, England
+44 1284 769505
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All reviews dress circle box seats green room behind the scenes lovely regency matinee performance small boxes mr tom stage manager front row nice bar owned by the national trust great seats guided tour little gem well worth a visit bar area
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great show full of laughs,sets looked very authentic,still amazed how quickly it can be done !!! Love the theatre and can't wait to visit again.

Thank jeffoclarko
Reviewed 1 week ago

As the heading MUST tell you, I love most theatres, and thought I had already reviewed the Theatre Royal, especially as I live only 5 miles away, but I know it inside out, from both sides of the Stage Curtain, and have to admit this...More

Thank Dennis A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great production with lots of laughs from the original series. The cast and the sets were perfect and Rene made for the part. Well done!

Thank weemick
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is just out of town and has a diverse range of shows from country and westerns, to shows and entertainment the staff are very friendly and helpful. They have refurbished the theatre but it still has kept the charm of a smaller theatre

Thank jeanburch17
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The setting is fantastic!! This has been restored to its original setting as a wonderful Regency playhouse which sets an incredible atmosphere. We watched Shakespeare Henry V which was brilliant! If you love live theatre this is a must setting - highly recommend for the...More

Thank Chris M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is not the first time that we have visited the Theatre Royal in Bury St Edmunds and it will not be the last. Although not the most comfortable of seating arrangements it is unique. There is a bar serving hot, light and alcoholic refreshment...More

Thank TrevorR15
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I went to see 'Private Peaceful' here mid week. Parking was easy at the Greene King Brewery just behind the theatre. A short stroll and you're entering the back of the theatre into the bar area. This would bot be accessible for...More

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 4 weeks 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

Thank alexandra160
Reviewed 4 weeks 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

Thank John_CQ4891KQ
Reviewed 13 October 2018

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
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adam f
26 December 2017|
Response from James S | Reviewed this property |
If anything I would say smart casual..
20 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