Built in 1819 the Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds is the last surviving example of a working Regency playhouse in the country. As a National Trust property there are a variety of ways to explore behind-the-scenes and find out more about its rich and vibrant history.


The Theatre Royal was designed by renowned architect William Wilkins – also famous for designing the National Gallery and University College London. With many of its original features still intact it is the last remaining Regency playhouse in the country, and one of the most beautiful, intimate and historic theatres in the world.

Guided Tours

Take a Guided Tour of the Theatre or enjoy a more leisurely look during one of our regular Explore sessions throughout the year.

Our History

Read more about the Theatre’s history on our History page and discover why a tour of the Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds is worth a visit.

For more information on how to get to the Theatre Royal and where to park please click here.