Theatre Royal

Theatre Royal
Royal Parade South, Plymouth, Devon, PL1 2TR
  • Telephone 01752 267222
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  • Website www.theatreroyal.com
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Theatre Royal

Plymouth has had a Theatre Royal ever since George III and his family took in a show at the Theatre Frankfort-Gate in 1789, but the current building was opened in 1982. The Lyric is the main stage, and has a uniquely adjustable ceiling which means that the 1315-seat auditorium can be compressed into a more intimate 787-seat space. The Drum is the theatre's new writing stage and has helped the theatre become one of the best-attended regional theatres in the UK.

In 2013, the Theatre underwent a £7m regeneration project, opening with a new front-of-house area and a community performance space, the Lab.

  • Provides: Wheelchair access
  • Open since: 1982

Events at this venue

There are 25 events at this location

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Art

  • Directed by: Matthew Warchus
  • Written by: Yasmina Reza

Twenty years after Yasmina Reza's Olivier Award-winning study of friendship, prejudice and tolerance premiered in the West End, director Matthew Warchus reunites the entire original team to revisit the story of Serge, Marc and Yvan, whose solid 15-year friendship founders when Serge buys an expensive painting. Tim Key…

Mon 26 Feb 2018

£10–£30 / 01752 267222

  • 19:30

Tue 27 Feb 2018

£10–£30 / 01752 267222

  • 19:30

Wed 28 Feb 2018

£10–£30 / 01752 267222

  • 19:30
…and 3 more dates until 3 Mar 2018

The Band

  • Written by: Tim Firth

Brand new British musical featuring the songs of Take That, created in association with Britain’s most successful band. Written by Tim Firth The Band tells the story of five 16-year-old girls who are fans of a male pop group. Playing the boy band are Five to Five, the winners of the BBC show Let It Shine.

Tue 15 May 2018

Times to be confirmed / £23.40–£53.40 / 01752 267222

Wed 16 May 2018

Times to be confirmed / £23.40–£53.40 / 01752 267222

Thu 17 May 2018

Times to be confirmed / £23.40–£53.40 / 01752 267222

…and 9 more dates until 26 May 2018

A Cautionary Tale

A dark comedy which plays with the idea of once upon a time, based on a series of Victorian rhymes for children.

Wed 13 Dec

The Lab

£7.50 / 01752 267222

  • 20:00

Thu 14 Dec

The Lab

£7.50 / 01752 267222

  • 20:00

The Enormous Turnip: Stuff And Nonsense Theatre Company (Ages 3-10)

The ensemble's production uses puppets and music to tell the story about Mr and Mrs Chickweed's giant vegetable and the problems it causes.

Tue 28 Nov

The Drum

£12-£13, concs £9-£10 / 01752 267222

  • 13:30

Wed 29 Nov

The Drum

£12-£13, concs £9-£10 / 01752 267222

  • 10:30
  • 13:30

Thu 30 Nov

The Drum

£12-£13, concs £9-£10 / 01752 267222

  • 10:30
  • 13:30
…and 34 more dates until 13 Jan 2018

Glyndebourne Opera: Cosi Fan Tutte

This is the third and last of the operas Mozart wrote with librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte. It's a many-layered confection - as light as a feather but filled with darkness. Nicholas Hytner's gorgeous period production features Bogdan Volkov, Ilya Kutjukin, Jose Fardilha, Kirsten MacKinnon, Rachel Kelly and Ana Quintans.

Tue 28 Nov

£16–£52.50 / 01752 267222

  • 19:15

Thu 30 Nov

£16–£52.50 / 01752 267222

  • 14:00

Glyndebourne Opera: Hamlet

Brett Dean's new opera based on Shakespeare's tragic story of Hamlet, who is driven to madness with thoughts of murder and revenge when he learns that his uncle Claudius killed his father, the King of Denmark, to seize the crown and his wife, with David Butt Philip starring as Hamlet.

Fri 1 Dec

The Lyric

£15–£35 / 01752 267222

  • 19:15

Glyndebourne Opera: Il Barbiere Di Siviglia

Annabel Arden directs Rossini's witty comedy about the famous barber Figaro, who has his eyes set on marrying Count Almaviva.

Wed 29 Nov

£16–£52.50 / 01752 267222

  • 19:15

Sat 2 Dec

£16–£52.50 / 01752 267222

  • 19:15

Goldilock, Stock & Three Smoking Bears

The silver-tongued Goldilock can see that her days of selling moody goods on the cobbled streets of East End London are numbered. But when circumstances leave her on the run from a pack of bears and badly indebted to a notorious gangster, will our young heroine be able to raise the needed 'bees and honey' in time and…

Tue 5 Dec

The Drum

£15 (£11) / 01752 267222

  • 19:45

Wed 6 Dec

The Drum

£15 (£11) / 01752 267222

  • 19:45

Thu 7 Dec

The Drum

£15 (£11) / 01752 267222

  • 19:45
…and 15 more dates until 24 Dec

Hairspray

A story of big hair and big heart, set in 1960s Baltimore and performed by Limelight Productions. And no, you can't stop the beat.

Mon 15 Jan 2018

£24.50–£45.50 / 01752 267222

  • 19:30

Tue 16 Jan 2018

£24.50–£45.50 / 01752 267222

  • 19:30

Wed 17 Jan 2018

£24.50–£45.50 / 01752 267222

  • 19:30
…and 3 more dates until 20 Jan 2018

Happiness Ltd.

Tom Nicholas' drama deals with depression, ambition and how one measures the success, or otherwise, of a life.

Tue 5 Dec

The Lab

£7.50 / 01752 267222

  • 20:00

Wed 6 Dec

The Lab

£7.50 / 01752 267222

  • 20:00

Thu 7 Dec

The Lab

£7.50 / 01752 267222

  • 20:00
…and 2 more dates until 9 Dec

The Importance Of Being Earnest

Gwen Taylor and Susan Penhaligon star in Tom Hackney's production of Oscar Wilde's sparkling comedy about double lives, friendship and self discovery, directed by Alastair Whatley.

Tue 13 Feb 2018

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 01752 267222

Wed 14 Feb 2018

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 01752 267222

Thu 15 Feb 2018

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 01752 267222

…and 2 more dates until 17 Feb 2018

Jersey Boys: The Story Of Frankie Valli And The Four Seasons

The musical celebrates the remarkable rise to stardom of one of the most successful bands in pop music history. Songs include Beggin', Can't Take My Eyes Off You, December 1963 (Oh What A Night) and more.

Tue 20 Mar 2018

The Lyric

£24–£47.50; £24–£47.50 concs available; £27–£52 / 01752 267222

  • 19:30

Wed 21 Mar 2018

The Lyric

£24–£47.50; £24–£47.50 concs available; £27–£52 / 01752 267222

  • 19:30

Thu 22 Mar 2018

The Lyric

£24–£47.50; £24–£47.50 concs available; £27–£52 / 01752 267222

  • 14:30
  • 19:30
…and 8 more dates until 31 Mar 2018

Matthew Bourne's Cinderella

  • Written by: Prokofiev (music), Matthew Bourne

Choreographer Matthew Bourne brings to life the story of Cinderella.

Tue 30 Jan 2018

£15–£43 / 01752 267222

  • 19:30

Wed 31 Jan 2018

£15–£43 / 01752 267222

  • 19:30

Thu 1 Feb 2018

£15–£43 / 01752 267222

  • 14:30
  • 19:30
…and 2 more dates until 3 Feb 2018

Miss Saigon

  • Directed by: Geoffrey Garratt
  • Written by: Michael Mahler (lyrics)

Set in 1975 during the final days of the American occupation of Saigon, this tragic musical follows the relationship between an American GI and the young Vietnamese woman who is sold to him for a night.

Wed 4 Jul 2018

£30–£63.50; £30–£63.50 concs available; £30–£63.50 / 01752 267222

  • 19:30

Thu 5 Jul 2018

£30–£63.50; £30–£63.50 concs available; £30–£63.50 / 01752 267222

  • 19:30

Fri 6 Jul 2018

£30–£63.50; £30–£63.50 concs available; £30–£63.50 / 01752 267222

  • 19:30
…and 25 more dates until 4 Aug 2018

Napoleon Disrobed

Told by an Idiot present a comic alternative history exploring the absurdity of trying to retrieve time and glory, based on the novel The Death of Napoleon by Simon Leys. Paul Hunter plays the French leader and the director is Kathryn Hunter.

Thu 25 Jan 2018

£15 (£11) / 01752 267222

  • 19:45

Fri 26 Jan 2018

£15 (£11) / 01752 267222

  • 19:45

Sat 27 Jan 2018

£15 (£11) / 01752 267222

  • 19:45
…and 12 more dates until 10 Feb 2018

Nativity! The Musical

Panto fun for the whole family.

Wed 6 Dec

£18–£44; £16–£37; £20–£48 / 01752 267222

  • 19:30

Thu 7 Dec

£18–£44; £16–£37; £20–£48 / 01752 267222

  • 14:30
  • 19:30

Fri 8 Dec

£18–£44; £16–£37; £20–£48 / 01752 267222

  • 19:30
…and 2 more dates until 10 Dec

An Officer and a Gentleman: The Musical

Musical based on the Oscar-winning film starring Richard Gere. With direction by Nikolai Foster, choreography by Kate Prince and musical supervision by Tony Award-winning Sarah Travis.

Mon 20 Aug 2018

£16–£45 / 01752 267222

  • 19:30

Tue 21 Aug 2018

£16–£45 / 01752 267222

  • 19:30

Wed 22 Aug 2018

£16–£45 / 01752 267222

  • 19:30
…and 3 more dates until 25 Aug 2018

Peter Pan

Eastenders Steve McFadden and comedian Andy Ford star in a swashbuckling family adventure based on JM Barrie's classic tale.

Sat 16 Dec

The Lyric

£13.50–£36.50; £10 relaxed perfs / 01752 267222

  • 14:30
  • 19:00

Tue 19 Dec

The Lyric

£13.50–£36.50; £10 relaxed perfs / 01752 267222

  • 14:30
  • 19:00

Wed 20 Dec

The Lyric

£13.50–£36.50; £10 relaxed perfs / 01752 267222

  • 14:30
  • 19:00
…and 20 more dates until 13 Jan 2018

Private Lives

London Classic Theatre present Noel Coward's sparkling comedy full of razor-sharp wit and quick-fire dialogue in which a classic battle of the sexes takes place in the South of France.

Mon 20 Nov

The Lyric

£12–£28 / 01752 267222

  • 19:30

Tue 21 Nov

The Lyric

£12–£28 / 01752 267222

  • 19:30

Wed 22 Nov

The Lyric

£12–£28 / 01752 267222

  • 19:30
…and 3 more dates until 25 Nov

A Reason To Talk

Richard Jordan Productions, KunstZ, Big In Belgium and Theatre Royal Plymouth present a story of extremes and bi-cultural upbringing as Sachli Gholamalizad, a young Belgian actress of Iranian descent, questions her troubled relationship with her mother. Written and performed by Gholamalizad.

Mon 20 Nov

The Drum

£15 (£11) / 01752 267222

  • 20:45

Tue 21 Nov

The Drum

£15 (£11) / 01752 267222

  • 20:45

Wed 22 Nov

The Drum

£15 (£11) / 01752 267222

  • 20:45
…and 3 more dates until 25 Nov

Son of a Preacher Man

A witty musical set to the hits of Dusty Springfield.

Tue 23 Jan 2018

£14–£34 concs available; £12–£26; £16–£36 / 01752 267222

  • 19:30

Wed 24 Jan 2018

£14–£34 concs available; £12–£26; £16–£36 / 01752 267222

  • 19:30

Thu 25 Jan 2018

£14–£34 concs available; £12–£26; £16–£36 / 01752 267222

  • 14:30
  • 19:30
…and 2 more dates until 27 Jan 2018

Sunset Boulevard

  • Directed by: Lonny Price
  • Written by: Don Black (lyrics)

Ria Jones stars as Norma Desmond in Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical adaptation of Billy Wilder’s classic 1950 film.

Mon 12 Mar 2018

£25–£44.50 concs available; £28–£49.50 / 01752 267222

  • 19:30

Tue 13 Mar 2018

£25–£44.50 concs available; £28–£49.50 / 01752 267222

  • 19:30

Wed 14 Mar 2018

£25–£44.50 concs available; £28–£49.50 / 01752 267222

  • 19:30
…and 3 more dates until 17 Mar 2018

This House

  • Directed by: Jeremy Herrin
  • Written by: James Graham

Jeremy Herrin directs a revival of James Graham's acutely observed political drama set in the halls of Westminster in 1974, when the UK faces economic crisis and a hung parliament. A National Theatre production in association with Chichester Festival Theatre and Headlong.

Tue 1 May 2018

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 01752 267222

Wed 2 May 2018

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 01752 267222

Thu 3 May 2018

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 01752 267222

…and 2 more dates until 5 May 2018

Titanic: The Musical

Maury Yeston's award-winning musical based on the RMS Titanic and the disaster that struck on her first and only journey, using accounts of real people of all social classes travelling to America, unaware of the fate that awaits them, to bring the story to life.

Mon 18 Jun 2018

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 01752 267222

Tue 19 Jun 2018

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 01752 267222

Wed 20 Jun 2018

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 01752 267222

…and 3 more dates until 23 Jun 2018

War Horse

  • Directed by: Toby Sedgwick
  • Written by: Michael Morpurgo (book)

The National Theatre's staging of Michael Morpurgo's novel about a farm horse called Joey caught up in the horrors of WWI.

Wed 29 Aug 2018

£19–£57 / 01752 267222

  • 19:30

Thu 30 Aug 2018

£19–£57 / 01752 267222

  • 14:30
  • 19:30

Fri 31 Aug 2018

£19–£57 / 01752 267222

  • 19:30
…and 13 more dates until 15 Sep 2018

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