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01284 769505

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Westgate Street, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1QR, UK

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About Theatre Royal Tours

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Heritage Tours

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.

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.

Join one of our Guided Tours and discover why Theatre Royal is one of the most significant theatre buildings in the country. Our tours provide a fascinating and lively insight to the theatre’s history. Our Guided Tours last approximately 75 minutes. Guided Tours operate from February to November on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 11am, subject to availability. If you have requests outside of these times do call us to discuss your requirements.

Guided Tours: £7.50 per person | National Trust Members: Free.

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Close Encounters – Live Interactive Tours

Close Encounters offers visitors the opportunity to meet and interact with some of the fascinating characters from the theatre’s past. 

Whereas the Heritage Tours take visitors on a guided chronological tour through the history of the theatre, Close Encounters brings this history to life in an engaging and entertaining way, allowing visitors to step back in time and discover many of the personalities who have made their mark here over the past 200 years.

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