The Theatre Royal is at the very heart of Bury St Edmunds and Suffolk's cultural offering, both as a community theatre and heritage site. It has been entertaining people on and off for almost 200 years - quite something!

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The Show Will Go On!

Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds is now closed to the public and we are working ‘behind the scenes’ to keep the theatre robust and ready for re-opening when the time is right.  With the closure and subsequent cancellation of events in the current Spring Season up to July, the theatre has and will continue to lose a significant portion of its income as we play our part in the whole community efforts to fight the virus. The whole team here at Theatre Royal has already been overwhelmed by the support it has received from customers and we are all hugely grateful to those standing with us in these times.

You can support Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds by:

  • Consider donating all or part of the value of your tickets for shows that have been cancelled.  We are in the process of contacting all customers who have bookings with us for the Spring Season and those we have an email address for will have received an email asking what they would like to do with their refund.  This can be a full or partial donation to the theatre, a credit on your theatre account to use for a future production or a full refund to the original payment method.  If we don’t have your email address or we haven’t heard from you we will refund to theatre credit until we hear otherwise.  You can email us at and we will action your request as quickly as possible.



  • Become a Friend and receive an array of benefits including priority booking and ticket price reductions



  • Support Us As A Business we are incredibly lucky to be supported by local and national businesses and we in turn can offer a host of unique benefits and access to our incredible audiences


The theatre has been strongly supported by its community and patrons for 200 years… and counting!  We will be back!!

We would like to offer our heartfelt thanks to our wonderful audience members, our volunteers, our youth theatre and young company members, our Community Company members, Act Your Age participants, Theatre Royal Patrons, Major Donors, Friends and Corporate Supporters, as well as our funders: Suffolk County Council; Bury St Edmunds Town Council; West Suffolk Council; Suffolk Community Foundation; The National Lottery Community Fund; Arts Council England; Heritage Lottery Fund; Ridley Godfrey Foundation and Alfred Williams Charitable Trust.

For more information on supporting the theatre please contact Emma Suckling – Head of Development

 ‘How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world’  William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice

Come and throw a beam – support the Theatre Royal and play a part in our future together!