Whether you are travelling by car or public transport you will find all the information you need to ensure a smooth journey into Bury St Edmunds, and most importantly to the Theatre Royal.

Important Notice: Junction improvements on Westgate Steet

Please be aware that Suffolk highways will be carrying out improvements on the junction off Cullum Road, Parkway, Out Westgate and Westgate Street.

The junction improvements will involve:

  • replacing the existing double mini roundabout with a single roundabout
  • installing a new footpath and pedestrian crossing, with more space for cyclists to cross safely alongside pedestrians
  • upgrading the street lighting and traffic signals
  • converting the existing puffin crossing (signalled) in Westgate Street to a toucan crossing

The works will be carried out in two phases:

Day time – Monday 5 June – Friday 25 August 2017

Night Time – Tuesday 29 August – Saturday 2 September 2017

Please be aware of these works when planning your journey to the Theatre and when using the Green King car park, especially if you are travelling through affected areas.

By Road

  • Bury St Edmunds is located just off the A14 east of Cambridge and west of Ipswich. From the Midlands or the East Coast, follow the A14.
  • From London, take the M25 and M11/A11 then A14 heading east (sign-posted Newmarket/Ipswich/Felixstowe).
  • Approaching from the west, take the third exit for Bury St Edmunds and turn right at the large roundabout towards the town centre.
  • Approaching from the east, take the first exit for Bury St Edmunds and turn left at the traffic-lights towards the town centre.
  • Go straight over the mini-roundabout and then right at the next roundabout into Southgate Street.
  • Follow the road for 500 yards and you will join the one way system (Maynewater Lane). Go up the hill and turn to the left into Westgate Street.
  • The Theatre is on your left, opposite the Greene King Brewery Museum.

Car-parking

Open 90mins before a performance Greene King’s staff Car Park is available for evening and weekend performances only. It is not available for weekday matinees. There are 125 space available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Cost: £2

Payable at the barrier on entry (advance booking is not possible)

 

Post Code: IP33 3PB

Access to the Greene King Car Park is via Cullum Road and will be signed from there.

Access to the Theatre is via a well-lit path (c.200 metres) leading up to the back of the Greene Room foyer

There are 13 steps to ascend in order to get into the Greene Room foyer. We regret there is no access from the Car Park for customers in wheelchairs, we recommend dropping off at the front of the Theatre on Westgate Street.

We are unable to accommodate large coaches or buses in the Green King Car Park.

 

Download directions for Green King Car Park PDF

Theatre Royal marshals will be on hand but will not be responsible for either your vehicle or its contents whilst it is in the car-park. We would like to extend our thanks to Greene King for making this service possible.

For weekday matinees the nearest car parks to the Theatre can be found at Premier Inn (only available 7am-6pm) about a 5 minute walk away and Ram Meadow and the Cattle Market, both about a 15 minute walk away. For more information about car parks in Bury St Edmunds please click here.

By Train

Bury St Edmunds Railway Station is on Station Hill and is twenty minutes walk from the Theatre, connecting to Cambridge, Ipswich and the London-Norwich line. Enquiries/Reservations: 08457 484950 or visit www.nationalrail.co.uk

By Bus

The Bus Station is on St Andrews Street North, 10 minutes walk from the Theatre. In addition to local services it is serviced by National Express coach connections from all over the country. Enquiries/Reservations: 01284 702020

Taxis

  • A1 Cars: 01284 766777
  • Premier Cars: 01284 704004
  • United Cars: 01284 762288