Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds

In House productions

We are a proud producing house, committed to staging powerful and important plays, which help us to understand the world around us.

We work with some of the UK’s best talent to create distinctive, beautifully-staged productions. Past productions include Shirley Valentine (2020), A Christmas Carol (2020), Around the World in Eighty Days (2021),  Home, I’m Darling (2022) and The Children (2023). Our annual community productions (Goodnight Mister Tom (2018), Pride and Prejudice (2019), Holes (2021), The Secret Garden (2022) and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (2023)), provide unique opportunities for local children and young people to perform alongside professional actors in high-quality productions. Our in-house pantomime is legendary, attracting 25,000 audiences each year and delighting generations of theatergoers.

In 2024, Theatre Royal co-produced international best-selling author Philippa Gregory’s first play, Richard, My Richard with Shakespeare North Playhouse. To stage this world-premiere production, Theatre Royal was transformed ‘into the round’ for the first time in 14 years.

With 20% of all casting drawn from our region, we are proud to support talent from Suffolk and East Anglia, ensuring that we support our regional arts ecology. Theatre Royal plays a vital role in supporting freelance artists to live and work in Suffolk and the local area.

Our Spring production is available to tour each year. If you are interested in bringing a TRBSE production to your venue, please get in touch with Zoe Fox at [email protected].

Home, I’m Darling. Credit Tony Kelly

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