Discover how you can get involved with Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds

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Creative Learning

Creative Learning is at the heart of Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds work. Youth Theatre Workshops run 4 days a week for ages 8 to 22 and holiday workshops run 3 times a year for ages 6 to 11. In addition the theatre runs external after school drama clubs in 6 local schools. The theatre also works with schools on larger projects such as the Shakespeare Takeover Project, Career Insight Days and Work Experience. The theatre also runs the Young Associates Programme, a year long work placement suitable for ages 18+ looking for their next step into the arts.

Young people looking to explore what’s best for them should contact Associate Artist of Youth Theatre Connie Dent.

Teachers looking to get involved with the theatre’s Creative Learning offerings are encouraged to attend a Teacher Forum evening with Education Officer Hayley Murrow.

Community Engagement

Community Engagement is so important to Theatre Royal’s identity, the team works incredibly hard to generate funding to help run the work led by Lucinda Meredith and Danusia Iwaszko. Currently working with groups including Womens Aid Bury St Edmunds (The Refuge), The Hub Befrienders Group, Focus 12 and Ipswich Suffolk Council for Racial Equality. The team delivers workshops and performances for young people, disability groups, survivors of domestic abuse and people in recovery from substance abuse. The programme of work continues to grow and enhance local lives.

People interested in engaging with our Community Engagement work should contact Lucinda.


Do you love theatre and want to learn more from behind the scenes? Enjoy meeting new people and have some spare time during the week? Then Theatre Royal has the perfect opportunity for you! We are looking for volunteers to join our friendly team.

  • Front of House Steward
  • Tour Guide or Performer
  • Leaflet Distribution
  • Heritage Researcher

To talk about any of the above roles or for more information please contact Marie Taylor.