Theatre Royal

Theatre Royal
Theatre Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1RL
  • Telephone 01603 630000
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  • Website www.theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk
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Theatre Royal

There was a theatre in Norwich for nearly four decades before it was granted a license by Parliament; and so the Grand Concert Hall became the Theatre Royal Norwich. The long-lasting second building burned down in 1934 and the current building, more or less, opened in 1935. Major refurbishments in 1991 and 2007 got it to its present condition as Norwich's largest theatre. It offers major touring theatre shows and opera, West End musicals, live music, stand-up comedy and local performers.

Norwich station is just under a mile away and connects to the theatre by various buses; the 23, 23A, 23B, 24 and 24A stop closest to the theatre.

Events at this venue

There are 37 events at this location

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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 6 Feb 2018

Times to be confirmed / £23.40–£53.40 / 01603 630000

Wed 7 Feb 2018

Times to be confirmed / £23.40–£53.40 / 01603 630000

Thu 8 Feb 2018

Times to be confirmed / £23.40–£53.40 / 01603 630000

…and 9 more dates until 17 Feb 2018

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

  • Directed by: Marc Bruni
  • Written by: Gerry Goffin (music & lyrics), Barry Mann (music & lyrics), Cynthia Weil (music & lyrics), Douglas McGrath, Carole King (music & lyrics)

Musical charting the early life and career of the singer-songwriter and her husband Gerry Goffin.

Tue 3 Oct

£8–£43.50; £21.75–£24.25 wheelchair users; £8–£48.50; £21.75–£24.25 wheelchair users / 01603 630000

  • 19:30

Wed 4 Oct

£8–£43.50; £21.75–£24.25 wheelchair users; £8–£48.50; £21.75–£24.25 wheelchair users / 01603 630000

  • 14:30
  • 19:30

Thu 5 Oct

£8–£43.50; £21.75–£24.25 wheelchair users; £8–£48.50; £21.75–£24.25 wheelchair users / 01603 630000

  • 14:30
  • 19:30
…and 2 more dates until 7 Oct

Beyond the Barricade

A selection of the best-loved songs from new and classic West End shows like The Phantom of the Opera, Mamma Mia, The Lion King and Les Miserables.

Thu 4 Jan 2018

£7–£22.50; £11.25 wheelchair user / 01603 630000

  • 19:30

Blood Brothers

  • Written by: Willy Russell

Willy Russell's moving tale about two brothers whose lives are worlds apart.

Wed 20 Sep

£8–£38 / 01603 630000

  • 14:30
  • 19:30

Thu 21 Sep

£8–£38 / 01603 630000

  • 14:30
  • 19:30

Fri 22 Sep

£8–£38 / 01603 630000

  • 19:30

Sat 23 Sep

£8–£38 / 01603 630000

  • 14:30
  • 19:30

The Bowie Experience

Tribute to the late, great David Bowie.

Sun 26 Nov

Phone for prices / 01603 630000

  • 19:30

Brendan Cole: All Night Long

Choreographer, performer and Strictly dancer Brendan Cole performs more dazzling ballroom and Latin moves.

Sun 28 Jan 2018

£8–£38.50 / 01603 630000

  • 15:00
  • 19:30

The Classic Rock Show

Air guitars at the ready for this incredible musical journey through the best moments in rock featuring music by the likes of Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Eagles, Dire Straits and Meat Loaf.

Mon 29 Jan 2018

£7–£24 / 01603 630000

Crazy For You

George Gershwin's glamorous musical set in the 1930s, starring Caroline Flack and Tom Chambers.

Tue 31 Oct

Phone for prices / 01603 630000

  • 19:30

Wed 1 Nov

Phone for prices / 01603 630000

  • 14:30
  • 19:30

Thu 2 Nov

Phone for prices / 01603 630000

  • 14:30
  • 19:30
…and 2 more dates until 4 Nov

David Baddiel: Fame: Not The Musical

It's been a whopping 15 years since David's last stand-up show, so tonight he's exploring the different ways he's perceived: whether it's token Jew, new lad or comedy rock'n'roller.

Sat 2 Jun 2018

£25.50 / 01603 630000

David Baddiel: My Family: Not The Sitcom

An irreverent portrait of family life, memory, ageing, infidelity and gay cats.

Sat 2 Jun 2018

£8–£25.50; £12.75 wheelchair user / 01603 630000

  • 19:30

Ellen Kent: Madama Butterfly

Opera & Ballet International proudly presents an Ellen Kent production with international soloists, highly-praised chorus and full orchestra Winner of “The Best Opera Award” Liverpool Daily Post Theatre Awards - Puccini Madama Buuterfly Starring the Korean soprano Maria HeeJung Kim* and the international soprano…

Tue 20 Mar 2018

£8–£36.50 / 01603 630000

  • 19:30

Ellen Kent's La Traviata

Opera & Ballet International proudly present an Ellen Kent Production Verdi La Traviata Starring Maria Tonina and Alyona Kistenyova The love story that gripped Paris Back by public demand A tragic tale of searing passion and memorable music, La Traviata is Verdi’s outstanding interpretation of one of the most popular…

Mon 19 Mar 2018

£8–£36.50 / 01603 630000

  • 19:30

English Touring Opera: Giulio Cesare - Cleopatra's Needle

The company performs the second part of Handel's most celebrated opera, an epic drama set in the midst of the Ancient Roman and Egyptian civilisations. The battle for the Kingdom of the Nile is in crisis as Pompey's family is enslaved, Caesar is presumed dead and Cleopatra is made captive by her brother. Sung in Italian…

Tue 17 Oct

Phone for prices / 01603 630000

  • 19:30

English Touring Opera: Giulio Cesare - The Death Of Pompey

The company performs Handel's most celebrated opera, an epic drama set in the midst of the Ancient Roman and Egyptian civilisations. Caesar has defeated his rival Pompey, though struggles to survive the machinations of King of Egypt Ptolemy and his sister Cleopatra. Sung in Italian with English surtitles.

Mon 16 Oct

Phone for prices / 01603 630000

  • 19:30

An Evening with Sir Michael Parkinson

The veteran interviewer in conversation with his son Mike, with highlights from his archive.

Sun 24 Sep

£8–£28.50 / 01603 630000

  • 19:30

Fat Friends: The Musical

Musical based on Kay Mellor's hit TV show. With West End favourite Jodie Prenger and X Factor winner Sam Bailey.

Mon 12 Mar 2018

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 01603 630000

Tue 13 Mar 2018

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 01603 630000

Wed 14 Mar 2018

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 01603 630000

…and 3 more dates until 17 Mar 2018

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 14 Nov

Times to be confirmed / Prices to be announced / 01603 630000

Thu 16 Nov

Times to be confirmed / Prices to be announced / 01603 630000

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 3 Nov

Times to be confirmed / Prices to be announced / 01603 630000

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 15 Nov

Times to be confirmed / Prices to be announced / 01603 630000

Sat 18 Nov

Times to be confirmed / Prices to be announced / 01603 630000

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. Stars Lizzy Watts, Annabel Bates and Adam Best.

Tue 7 Nov

Phone for prices / 01603 630000

  • 19:30

Wed 8 Nov

Phone for prices / 01603 630000

  • 14:30
  • 19:30

Thu 9 Nov

Phone for prices / 01603 630000

  • 14:30
  • 19:30
…and 2 more dates until 11 Nov

How The Other Half Loves

Another satirical dissection of middle-class marital shenanigans from Alan Ayckbourn.

Mon 27 Nov

£8–£28.50; £14.25 wheelchair user; £8–£20.50; £14.25 wheelchair user; £14.25 wheelchair user / 01603 630000

  • 19:30

Tue 28 Nov

£8–£28.50; £14.25 wheelchair user; £8–£20.50; £14.25 wheelchair user; £14.25 wheelchair user / 01603 630000

  • 19:30

Wed 29 Nov

£8–£28.50; £14.25 wheelchair user; £8–£20.50; £14.25 wheelchair user; £14.25 wheelchair user / 01603 630000

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

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 5 Jun 2018

£8–£41; £23 wheelchair user; £8–£50; £25 wheelchair user / 01603 630000

  • 19:30

Wed 6 Jun 2018

£8–£41; £23 wheelchair user; £8–£50; £25 wheelchair user / 01603 630000

  • 14:30
  • 19:30

Thu 7 Jun 2018

£8–£41; £23 wheelchair user; £8–£50; £25 wheelchair user / 01603 630000

  • 14:30
  • 19:30
…and 8 more dates until 16 Jun 2018

John Mayall

Elder statesman of British blues, who mentored the likes of the young Eric Clapton and Peter Green on his 80th Anniversary Tour.

Wed 25 Oct

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 01603 630000

Kate Rusby

One of the British folk scene's best-loved artists and the voice of contemporary English folk music.

Tue 24 Oct

£25 / 01603 630000

  • 19:30

Legally Blonde: The Musical

Musical based on the Reese Witherspoon film.

Mon 26 Mar 2018

£8–£40.50; £20.25 wheelchair users; £8–£45.50; £20.25 wheelchair users / 01603 630000

  • 19:30

Tue 27 Mar 2018

£8–£40.50; £20.25 wheelchair users; £8–£45.50; £20.25 wheelchair users / 01603 630000

  • 19:30

Wed 28 Mar 2018

£8–£40.50; £20.25 wheelchair users; £8–£45.50; £20.25 wheelchair users / 01603 630000

  • 14:30
  • 19:30
…and 3 more dates until 31 Mar 2018

The Little Mermaid

Based on the famous fairytale by Hans Christian Andersen, The Little Mermaid tells of a young mermaid who is willing to give up everything she knows for love and the desire to gain a human soul.

Tue 26 Sep

£8–£38.50 / 01603 630000

  • 19:30

Wed 27 Sep

£8–£38.50 / 01603 630000

  • 19:30

Thu 28 Sep

£8–£38.50 / 01603 630000

  • 14:30
  • 19:30
…and 2 more dates until 30 Sep

Lulu

Pop icon, Bond singer and 1969 winner of the Eurovision Song Contest whose singing career spans six decades.

Sat 21 Oct

£8–£37.50 / 01603 630000

  • 19:30

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 15 Aug 2018

£8–£57.50; £28.75–£49.50 wheelchair user; £8–£60; £28.75–£49.50 wheelchair user; £8–£57.50 mat; £8–£60; £28.75–£49.50 wheelchair user / 01603 630000

  • 19:30

Thu 16 Aug 2018

£8–£57.50; £28.75–£49.50 wheelchair user; £8–£60; £28.75–£49.50 wheelchair user; £8–£57.50 mat; £8–£60; £28.75–£49.50 wheelchair user / 01603 630000

  • 19:30

Fri 17 Aug 2018

£8–£57.50; £28.75–£49.50 wheelchair user; £8–£60; £28.75–£49.50 wheelchair user; £8–£57.50 mat; £8–£60; £28.75–£49.50 wheelchair user / 01603 630000

  • 19:30
…and 25 more dates until 15 Sep 2018

The Nimmo Twins: The Country Cords

Songs, sketches, monologues and anecdotes from the East Anglian duo, Owen Evans and Karl Minns.

Fri 13 Oct

£7–£19.50 / 01603 630000

  • 19:30

Sat 14 Oct

£7–£19.50 / 01603 630000

  • 19:30

Rambert: Ghost Dances Plus Other Works

Christopher Bruce's evocative tribute to the victims of social repression in South America, with bold referencing of the Day of the Dead celebrations to the rhythms of traditional Latin American songs. Plus Transfigured Night, created by two-time Olivier Award-winning choreographer Kim Brandstrup, and a new work by…

Thu 19 Oct

£8–£25 / 01603 630000

  • 19:30

Fri 20 Oct

£8–£25 / 01603 630000

  • 13:30
  • 19:30

Richard Thompson

Multi-talented Thompson is a critically acclaimed and prolific songwriter and was named by Rolling Stone as one of the top 20 guitarists of all time.

Sat 28 Oct

£39 / 01603 630000

With + Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker.

Safe

A powerful verbatim theatre piece exploring the untold stories of the UK's homeless and at risk LGBT youth created and directed by Alexis Gregory.

Thu 28 Sep

£10–£12 / 01603 630000

  • 18:30

Fri 29 Sep

£10–£12 / 01603 630000

  • 20:00

Sarah Millican: Control Enthusiast

You'll know her face from talking about cake and cats on the telly, so here's another chance to see the Millican phenomenon in full flight live on stage.

Sun 18 Mar 2018

£29 / 01603 630000

Showaddywaddy

Doo wop nostalgia merchants who performed on Top of the Pops over 50 times and have now been together over 40 years.

Sun 29 Oct

£7–£20 / 01603 630000

  • 19:30

Sixties Gold: 50th Anniversary Show

Stars of the most swingin' decade of them all perform their golden hits. Featuring Gerry & the Pacemakers, The Searchers, PJ Proby, The Fortunes and Brian Poole & Chip Hawkes.

Sun 15 Oct

Phone for availability / 01603 630000

  • 19:30

Testosterone

A comical, coming-of-age quest for a masculine identity in an environment that affords little space to hide.

Wed 27 Sep

£12 ( £10) / 01603 630000

  • 19:30

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.

Mon 7 May 2018

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 01603 630000

Tue 8 May 2018

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 01603 630000

Wed 9 May 2018

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 01603 630000

…and 3 more dates until 12 May 2018

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