Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds is one of Britain's most significant theatre buildings and the last surviving Regency playhouse in the country. Built in 1819 and restored to its Regency origins, this intimate Grade 1 listed building is the only theatre in the National Trust property portfolio.

About Us

Welcome to Theatre Royal

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, see more about our activities here.

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.