Historic Theatre Tours

Historic Theatre Tours

Prices: £10 per person

Venue: Theatre Royal

Event details

Be guided around the only working Regency theatre in the UK by Theatre Royal’s wonderful tour guides and discover how the theatre shaped this community over the centuries.

At over 200 years old, Theatre Royal in Bury St Edmunds is one of the most historic theatres in the East Of England and, after a pause over 2020 and 2021, have recently re-started their well-loved Theatre Tours.

These one and a half hour tours give visitors insight into how integral the theatre was to society throughout history and explains how this fascinating building has helped to shape the history of the town and the lives of the people in it. See the stage on which The Personal Life Of David Copperfield (2019) was filmed and hear about how the theatre works behind the scenes with its’ array of fantastic staff and sponsors.

Our enigmatic tour guides will show visitors around the theatre from the depths of backstage up to the gallery and even allow them to stand on the regency stage itself. Visitors will discover the famous faces that have graced the boards from Buffalo Bill to Dame Judi Dench and hear about death defying stunts, theatre secrets and how live entertainment has changed throughout the theatre’s history.

Tours are available on Wednesdays and Saturdays, view our website to see specific dates and times. Booking is advisable either through our box office or via our website.

Tours last approximately 1 hour 30 minutes.

Unfortunately, we are unable to provide accessible friendly tours due to the design of the theatre. Along with navigating around the building on foot, there are 83 steps included in the tour that cannot be avoided. We are sorry to say that the Greene King Car Park will be unavailable during tours.

Times: 11am-12.30pm
Tickets: £10 per person (National Trust members £5, Under 12's £5)
Booking: Advised - visit the Theatre Royal website to book
Venue: Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds

This event is promoted by Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds.

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