Theatre Royal is a vibrant 200-year-old theatre located in the beautiful Suffolk town of Bury St Edmunds. Come and join us for a unique tour as we head back in time to discover the trials and triumphs of the last remaining working Regency playhouse in the country.
Led by our enthusiastic team of Tour Guides, you’ll travel around the theatre, taking in the building and all of its history, from front of house to behind the scenes. Step on up and into the spotlight where the likes of Ian McKellan CBE, Dame Judi Dench DBE, Sir Peter Hall CBE and many more have gone before you. You’ll even get to tread the boards yourself!
To attend a tour, you must book in advance.
Tours are approx. 1 hour 30 minutes.
Unfortunately, we are unable to provide accessible friendly tours due to the design of the theatre. Along with navigating around the building on foot, there are 83 steps included in the tour that cannot be avoided.
We are sorry to say that the Greene King Car Park will be unavailable during tours.
National Trust Members
Tickets for National Trust Members are £5. If booking a National Trust Member ticket, please add your unique National Trust Number to your account via ‘View Account’ at the top of this page. You will also need to bring your National Trust card with you on the day. Failure to do so could result in you being charged full price for the tour.