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Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds - National Trust

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Inside the Theatre Royal auditorium: view from the stage

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    • The Theatre Royal is the last working Regency playhouse in Britain. Owned by Greene King brewery, it has been in the care of the National Trust since 1975 and is run by an independent theatre company. The Theatre presents a vibrant, year-round programme of drama, music, dance and comedy, featuring many of this country’s leading companies and performers. It has built a reputation of producing quality dramas and productions including the ever popular annual pantomime. Why not browse our current and forthcoming shows here. Alongside our on-stage programme of shows, the Theatre offers a wide-ranging educational and community-based programme of activities and opportunities to engage people from 5 – 105 years of age. The Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds was designed and built in 1819 by William Wilkins. With many of its original features still intact, it is a superb example of a Regency playhouse and one of the most beautiful, intimate and historic theatres in the world. We offer you the chance to discover and experience some of the history of the theatre through behind-the-scenes tours, take a look at the selection of tours we offer. We look forward to welcoming you to Bury St Edmunds and its Regency jewel.
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