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 29 events at this location

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The Band

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

The Beginners Guide to Navigation

A mad cap political satire about anti-map protest group.

Fri 2 Jun

£8 / 01752 267222

  • 20:00 – 21:00

Sat 3 Jun

£8 / 01752 267222

  • 18:00 – 21:00

Bin Laden: The One Man Show

Knaive Theatre presents its provocative, award-winning debut, providing a fresh perspective on the world's most notorious terrorist.

Thu 20 Jul

The Lab

£7.50 all four Lab shows £25 / 01752 267222

  • 20:00

Fri 21 Jul

The Lab

£7.50 all four Lab shows £25 / 01752 267222

  • 20:00

Sat 22 Jul

The Lab

£7.50 all four Lab shows £25 / 01752 267222

  • 20:00

Brian Conley: The Greatest Entertainer

Cheeky, cheerful and irrepressible, Brian Conley has been making the UK laugh since the age of 16 when he broke into the industry in that classic fashion - as a Pontin's Bluecoat. Since then he has lent his talents to a string of Saturday night TV shows and Royal Variety performances, delighting with his cabaret-style…

Sat 3 Jun

The Lyric

£12–£22.50 / 01752 267222

  • 19:30

A Brimful Of Asha

Ravi's trip to India couldn't be more perfect. Until his parents begin introducing potential brides. In this hilarious show from the director of Like Mother, Like Daughter, real life mother and son Asha and Ravi Jain share the stage to tell this true story of generational culture clash. A Brimful of Asha comes to the UK…

Fri 26 May

£15 (£11) / 01752 267222

  • 19:45

Sat 27 May

£15 (£11) / 01752 267222

  • 19:45

Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story

  • Directed by: Rob Bettinson
  • Written by: Alan Janes

Celebrate the man and the music as the popular touring production of the rock musical rolls into town again.

Mon 19 Jun

The Lyric

£12–£31 / 01752 267222

  • 19:30

Tue 20 Jun

The Lyric

£12–£31 / 01752 267222

  • 19:30

Wed 21 Jun

The Lyric

£12–£31 / 01752 267222

  • 19:30
…and 3 more dates until 24 Jun

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

  • 19:30

Crazy For You

George Gershwin's multi-award winning musical set in the 1930s about the budding romance between Bobby, the son of a wealthy New York banker, and Polly, daughter of the proprietor of a failing theatre in Deadrock, Nevada. Starring Caroline Flack and Tom Chambers.

Thu 17 Aug

£12–£45 / 01752 267222

  • 19:30

Fri 18 Aug

£12–£45 / 01752 267222

  • 19:30

Sat 19 Aug

£12–£45 / 01752 267222

  • 14:30
  • 19:30
…and 5 more dates until 26 Aug

The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time

  • Directed by: Scott Graham, Steven Hoggett, Marianne Elliott
  • Written by: Mark Haddon (book), Simon Stephens (adapt)

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

Mon 26 Jun

£13–£31 / 01752 267222

  • 19:30

Tue 27 Jun

£13–£31 / 01752 267222

  • 19:30

Wed 28 Jun

£13–£31 / 01752 267222

  • 19:30
…and 3 more dates until 1 Jul

Fantastic Mr Fox

A playful retelling of Roald Dahl's sly tale.

Tue 13 Jun

The Lyric

£12–£22 / 01752 267222

  • 19:00

Wed 14 Jun

The Lyric

£12–£22 / 01752 267222

  • 10:30
  • 19:00

Thu 15 Jun

The Lyric

£12–£22 / 01752 267222

  • 13:30
  • 19:00
…and 2 more dates until 17 Jun

Funny Girl

  • Directed by: Michael Mayer
  • Written by: Bob Merrill (lyrics), Jule Styne (music), Isobel Lennart

Natasha J Barnes and Sheridan Smith star in this new adaptation of Funny Girl, which tells the story of the life and career of Broadway star, film actress and comedian Fanny Brice. The musical brought global fame to Barbra Streisand 50 years ago and was originally nominated for eight Tony Awards.

Tue 1 Aug

£15–£48.50 / 01752 267222

  • 19:30

Wed 2 Aug

£15–£48.50 / 01752 267222

  • 14:30
  • 19:30

Thu 3 Aug

£15–£48.50 / 01752 267222

  • 14:30
  • 19:30
…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

  • 13:30
  • 19:00

Thu 20 Jul

£22–£24 / 01752 267222

  • 13:30
  • 19:00

Fri 21 Jul

£22–£24 / 01752 267222

  • 10:30
  • 19:00
…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

  • 19:15

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

  • 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

Groomed

Ingenious Purpose Theatre Company presents an award-winning collection of interwoven narratives, written and performed by Patrick Sandford, and dIrected by Nancy Meckler.

Mon 24 Jul

The Lab

Phone for prices, all four Lab shows £25 / 01752 267222

  • 20:00

Tue 25 Jul

The Lab

Phone for prices, all four Lab shows £25 / 01752 267222

  • 20:00

Wed 26 Jul

The Lab

Phone for prices, all four Lab shows £25 / 01752 267222

  • 20:00

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

Hedda Gabler

  • Directed by: Ivo van Hove
  • Written by: Henrik Ibsen, 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

Hofesh Shechter: Grand Finale: Preview

The international performance ensemble presents a surreal, cross-disciplinary show, combining elements of dance, theatre and music concerts, to explore the anarchic and violent energy of a doomed world and a humanity at odds with itself.

Thu 1 Jun

The Lyric

£11–£20 / 01752 267222

  • 19:30

Fri 2 Jun

The Lyric

£11–£20 / 01752 267222

  • 19:30

Kopfkino: The Bearpit

The company present a performance about love, destruction, the insanity of attacking those around you and how we've got to keep fighting for each other.

Thu 27 Jul

The Lab

£7.50 all four Lab shows £25 / 01752 267222

  • 20:00

Fri 28 Jul

The Lab

£7.50 all four Lab shows £25 / 01752 267222

  • 20:00

Sat 29 Jul

The Lab

£7.50 all four Lab shows £25 / 01752 267222

  • 20:00

Lies

Ontroerend Goed in co-production with Arts Centre Vooruit Ghent, Theatre Royal Plymouth and Richard Jordan Productions, presents an interactive performance that asks the audience to assume the role of members of the so-called elite, the super-rich.

Wed 7 Jun

The Drum

£13 preview (£11) / 01752 267222

  • 19:45

Thu 8 Jun

The Drum

£13 preview (£11) / 01752 267222

  • 19:45

Fri 9 Jun

The Drum

£13 preview (£11) / 01752 267222

  • 19:45
…and 13 more dates until 24 Jun

A New Show By The Narwhal/Ensemble

This year's Lab Company presents a piece of original, contemporary theatre developed during a year-long residency.

Wed 12 Jul

The Lab

£7.50 all four Lab shows £25 / 01752 267222

  • 20:00

Thu 13 Jul

The Lab

£7.50 all four Lab shows £25 / 01752 267222

  • 20:00

Fri 14 Jul

The Lab

£7.50 all four Lab shows £25 / 01752 267222

  • 20:00

Sat 15 Jul

The Lab

£7.50 all four Lab shows £25 / 01752 267222

  • 20:00

Not Dead Enough

Olivier Award-winning Ian Talbot directs Shaun Mckenna's adaptation of Peter James's murder thriller in which a detective confronts the mysterious disappearance of his spouse. Bill Ward stars as DS Roy Grace alongside Laura Whitmore, one of the stars of 2016's Strictly Come Dancing on BBC1, and Coronation Street's Stephen…

Mon 5 Jun

The Lyric

£12–£29.50 / 01752 267222

  • 19:30

Tue 6 Jun

The Lyric

£12–£29.50 / 01752 267222

  • 19:30

Wed 7 Jun

The Lyric

£12–£29.50 / 01752 267222

  • 19:30
…and 3 more dates until 10 Jun

The Play That Goes Wrong

  • Directed by: Mark Bell
  • Written by: Jonathan Sayer, Henry Lewis, 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

  • 19:30

Tue 25 Jul

£10–£29.50 / 01752 267222

  • 19:30

Wed 26 Jul

£10–£29.50 / 01752 267222

  • 19:30
…and 3 more dates until 29 Jul

Quartet

Tamaritans Theatre Company presents Ronald Harwood's comedy in which rivalries are remembered and secrets revealed, when a group of retired opera singers are interrupted by a legendary diva. Directed by Niall Clinton.

Tue 18 Jul

The Drum

£15; £10.50 (£13; £13) / 01752 267222

  • 19:45

Wed 19 Jul

The Drum

£15; £10.50 (£13; £13) / 01752 267222

  • 19:45

Thu 20 Jul

The Drum

£15; £10.50 (£13; £13) / 01752 267222

  • 19:45
…and 2 more dates until 22 Jul

Scenes From An Execution: Theatre Royal Plymouth People's Company

A historical drama in which an artist has to decide how to best depict a scene of naval victory over the Ottoman Empire when commissioned to create a mural by the Venetian State.

Thu 29 Jun

The Drum

£9 (£5) / 01752 267222

  • 19:45

Fri 30 Jun

The Drum

£9 (£5) / 01752 267222

  • 19:45

Sat 1 Jul

The Drum

£9 (£5) / 01752 267222

  • 19:45

Sister Act

Craig Revel Horwood directs and choreographs this feel-good musical comedy featuring original music by Tony and Oscar-winner Alan Menken. X Factor winner Alexandra Burke stars as sassy club singer in need of witness protection, Deloris Van Cartier.

Mon 3 Jul

£16–£48 / 01752 267222

  • 19:30

Tue 4 Jul

£16–£48 / 01752 267222

  • 19:30

Wed 5 Jul

£16–£48 / 01752 267222

  • 14:30
  • 19:30
…and 9 more dates until 15 Jul

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.

Tue 29 Aug

£19–£57 / 01752 267222

  • 19:30

Wed 30 Aug

£19–£57 / 01752 267222

  • 19:30

Thu 31 Aug

£19–£57 / 01752 267222

  • 14:30
  • 19:30
…and 13 more dates until 15 Sep

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

  • 19:30

Wed 9 Aug

£21–£43.50 / 01752 267222

  • 19:30

Thu 10 Aug

£21–£43.50 / 01752 267222

  • 14:30
  • 19:30
…and 2 more dates until 12 Aug

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