Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds - National Trust

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6 Westgate street
Bury St Edmunds
IP33 1QR

  • Box Office: 01284 769505
  • General: 01284 755127

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.

Further information

Opening Hours:

Box Office is open 10am - 6pm Monday - Saturday Tours take place between 3 September - 14 November on Weds/Thurs/Sat at 11am. Tour last approximately 70 minutes.


£6.50 (£5 for concessions) FREE for National Trust members


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Facilities and services


  • Breastfeeding facilities
  • Facilities for private functions and events
  • Wheelchair access to some public areas
  • Toilets for disabled
  • Parking for disabled available
  • Toilets
  • Shop
  • Restaurant
  • Refreshments
  • Licensed bar
  • Cafeteria
  • Auditorium
  • Late night openings
  • Members/Friends facilities offered
  • Education facilities available
  • Reception and lunch facilities for educational groups


  • Events and resources for children and families
  • General guide to collections available
  • Licensed for weddings
  • Equipment hire available
  • Induction loops in lecture theatres
  • Events/teaching/resources for people with disabilities
  • Volunteering scheme offered
  • Pre-booking service for groups
  • Membership and/or Friends scheme offered
  • Information point provided
  • Guided tours
  • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
  • Community outreach programme/service
  • Secondary school education service available
  • Special educational needs education services available
  • Support for extended schools services available
  • Roleplay/costumed interpreters available
  • Primary school education service available
  • Member of staff available with responsibility for education

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