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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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 28 events at this location

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All The Little Lights

Fifth Word and Nottingham Playhouse present Jane Upton's poignant story, that was joint winner of the 2016 George Devine Award for Most Promising Playwright, following Joanne and Lisa, two girls with a friendship so strong they considered each other like sisters, until Lisa left.

Tue 18 Apr

£15 (£11) / 01752 267222

Wed 19 Apr

£15 (£11) / 01752 267222

Thu 20 Apr

£15 (£11) / 01752 267222

…and 2 more dates until 22 Apr

The Band: A New Musical

Featuring the winners of Gary Barlow's Let It Shine TV competition, this new production by Tim Firth tells the story of five teenage girls for whom the music of Take That provides a soundtrack to their lives.

Tue 15 May 2018

Times & prices to be confirmed / 01752 267222

Wed 16 May 2018

Times & prices to be confirmed / 01752 267222

Thu 17 May 2018

Times & prices to be confirmed / 01752 267222

…and 9 more dates until 26 May 2018

Brian Conley: The Greatest Entertainer

The popular performer and TV personality presents his all-new variety-style show.

Sat 3 Jun

The Lyric

£12–£22.50 / 01752 267222

The Commitments

  • Directed by: Jamie Lloyd
  • Written by: book)

The soundtrack to the smash-hit movie The Commitments played live; expect all the classics from 'Mustang Sally' to 'Take me to the River'.

Mon 24 Apr

£17–£43 / 01752 267222

Tue 25 Apr

£17–£43 / 01752 267222

Wed 26 Apr

£17–£43 / 01752 267222

…and 3 more dates until 29 Apr

Count Arthur Strong: The Sound of Mucus

Steve Delaney's deluded thespian creation returns with a new show.

Sun 4 Jun

£15–£24 / 01752 267222

The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time

  • Directed by: Steven Hoggett
  • Written by: Simon Stephens (adapt)

Simon Stephens's adaptation of the darkly humorous book by Mark Haddon presented by National Theatre.

Mon 26 Jun

Tue 27 Jun

Wed 28 Jun

…and 3 more dates until 1 Jul

Funny Girl

  • Directed by: Michael Mayer
  • Written by: Isobel Lennart

Sheridan Smith and Natasha J Barnes star as Fanny Brice in a major revival of the hit musical, which charts the rise of one of Broadway's biggest stars and her doomed offstage relationship with the man she loved. The score includes the songs Don't Rain On My Parade, People and You Are Woman, I Am Man. Directed by Michael…

Tue 1 Aug

£15–£48.50 / 01752 267222

Wed 2 Aug

£15–£48.50 / 01752 267222

Thu 3 Aug

£15–£48.50 / 01752 267222

…and 2 more dates until 5 Aug

Gangsta Granny

  • Written by: David Walliams

The world premiere performance of David Walliams' Gangsta Granny book, about a Friday night with Granny that ends up being more exciting than expected. Presented by the Birmingham Stage Company (Horrible Histories).

Wed 19 Jul

£22–£24 / 01752 267222

Thu 20 Jul

£22–£24 / 01752 267222

Fri 21 Jul

£22–£24 / 01752 267222

…and 2 more dates until 23 Jul

Glyndebourne Opera: Cosi Fan Tutte

Nicholas Hytner's production of Mozart's dark comedy about two officers who express their fears that their fiances are not faithful.

Tue 28 Nov

£16–£52.50 / 01752 267222

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. Sung in English. Casting to be announced.

Fri 1 Dec

The Lyric

£15–£35 / 01752 267222

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

Sat 2 Dec

£16–£52.50 / 01752 267222

Hedda Gabler

  • Directed by: Ivo van Hove
  • Written by: Patrick Marber (adapt)

Ivo van Hove directs Patrick Marber's bruising new translation of Henrik Ibsen's drama about a newly married general's daughter, whose relationship is thrown into disarray by the arrival of her husband's academic rival, Eilert. Casting to be announced.

Mon 2 Oct

Times to be confirmed / £10–£36 / 01752 267222

Tue 3 Oct

Times to be confirmed / £10–£36 / 01752 267222

Wed 4 Oct

Times to be confirmed / £10–£36 / 01752 267222

…and 3 more dates until 7 Oct

The Here And This And Now

Theatre Royal Plymouth's production of Glenn Waldron's dark comedy looks at the human quest for happiness. Directed by Simon Stokes.

Sat 25 Mar

The Drum

£11–£15 / 01752 267222

Jane Eyre

  • Directed by: Sally Cookson
  • Written by: Charlotte Bronte (book)

Sally Cookson directs this bold re-imagining of Charlotte Bronte's novel about a spirited heroine's fight for freedom and fulfilment on her own terms in the face of poverty, injustice and bitter betrayal. A National Theatre co-production with Bristol Old Vic.

Mon 1 May

£12–£32 / 01752 267222

Tue 2 May

£12–£32 / 01752 267222

Wed 3 May

£12–£32 / 01752 267222

…and 3 more dates until 6 May

New Jersey Nights

  • Directed by: Emma Rogers

A celebration of the music of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, taking the audience on a nostalgic musical journey through the career of one of the biggest selling groups of all time. Directed and choreographed by Emma Rogers.

Tue 4 Apr

£14–£34 / 01752 267222

Wed 5 Apr

£14–£34 / 01752 267222

Thu 6 Apr

£14–£34 / 01752 267222

…and 2 more dates until 8 Apr

The Play That Goes Wrong

  • Directed by: Mark Bell
  • Written by: Henry Shields

Award winning company Theatre Mischief presents a play-within-a-play about an amateur dramatic society putting on a murder mystery production.

Mon 24 Jul

£10–£29.50 / 01752 267222

Tue 25 Jul

£10–£29.50 / 01752 267222

Wed 26 Jul

£10–£29.50 / 01752 267222

…and 3 more dates until 29 Jul

Playlab

A festival of new short plays featuring four original contemporary works created especially for the event.

Wed 12 Apr

£8 (£5) / 01752 267222

Thu 13 Apr

£8 (£5) / 01752 267222

Fri 14 Apr

£8 (£5) / 01752 267222

Sat 15 Apr

£8 (£5) / 01752 267222

Ready Or Not

Helena Bell directs Naylah Ahmed's fast-paced political thriller set in a suburban house where each character's lives are inexorably tied together and whose hasty decisions leave them teetering on the edge of disaster. Starring Joan Blackham.

Tue 16 May

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 01752 267222

Wed 17 May

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 01752 267222

Thu 18 May

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 01752 267222

…and 2 more dates until 20 May

Ross Noble: Brain Dump

The wild-haired Geordie, prone to wondrous tangents and surreal interludes, wanders back out on tour with a brand new show.

Sat 25 Mar

The Lyric

£15.50–£25 / 01752 267222

Sammy And The Snow Leopard

A high-energy show involving stuffed animals, evil neighbours, school projects and limes. Little Sammy, unable to have a pet of his own adopts a snow leopard and ends up with more than he bargained for.

Tue 11 Apr

£9 / 01752 267222

…and 2 more dates until 15 Apr

Sister Act

Craig Revel Horwood directs and choreographs this feel-good musical comedy featuring original music by Tony and Oscar-winner Alan Menken.

Mon 3 Jul

£16–£48 / 01752 267222

Tue 4 Jul

£16–£48 / 01752 267222

Wed 5 Jul

£16–£48 / 01752 267222

…and 9 more dates until 15 Jul

Sunny Afternoon

  • Directed by: Adam Cooper
  • Written by: Joe Penhall

British singer-songwriter, Ray Davies, recalls his early life and the career of the eponymous pop-rock group, The Kinks, in this musical biography set during the 1950s and 1960s. Directed by Edward Hall.

Tue 9 May

£16–£46.50 / 01752 267222

Wed 10 May

£16–£46.50 / 01752 267222

Thu 11 May

£16–£46.50 / 01752 267222

…and 2 more dates until 13 May

That'll Be the Day

Step back in time with a brand new edition of the popular touring show, and hear rock'n'roll hits from the 50s, 60s and 70s.

Sun 7 May

£17–£28 / 01752 267222

The Wedding Singer

The cast from The Wedding Singer the Musical (based on the smash hit Adam Sandler movie) perform hits from the show alongside West End hits and 80s classics.

Tue 8 Aug

£21–£43.50 / 01752 267222

Wed 9 Aug

£21–£43.50 / 01752 267222

Thu 10 Aug

£21–£43.50 / 01752 267222

…and 2 more dates until 12 Aug

Welsh National Opera: La Boheme

Puccini's opera about Bohemian life in Paris.

Wed 19 Apr

£12–£51 / 01752 267222

Fri 21 Apr

£12–£51 / 01752 267222

We're Going on a Bear Hunt

  • Directed by: Peter Glanville
  • Written by: Barb Jungr (music)

Michael Rosen's award-winning book is brought to the stage for ages 3+.

Sat 25 Mar

£10–£13.50 / 01752 267222

Sun 26 Mar

£10–£13.50 / 01752 267222

WNO: Le Vin Herbé

Here's something slightly off the beaten track for opera-lovers: Polly Graham directs Tom Randle and Caitlin Hulcup in Frank Martin's re-imagining of Wagner's Tristan Und Isolde. It's one hour 50 minutes without an interval but, in this age of short attention spans, reaps rich rewards. James Southall conducts.

Tue 18 Apr

£12–£51 / 01752 267222

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