Theatre Royal

Theatre Royal
Theatre Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1RL
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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.

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The hits of one of the most successful and influential English pop bands of the 70s, revisited by original member Graham Gouldman and some new faces. The original line-up of Graham Gouldman, Eric Stewart, Kevin Godley, and Lol Creme assumed the name 10cc in 1972. Their first single 'Donna' peaked at number two in the…

Sun 9 Apr

£32–£35 / 01603 630000

Abigail's Party

Sara Esdaile directs Mike Leigh's classic suburban situation comedy of manners starring Amanda Abbington and Ben Caplan. Presented by Theatre Royal Bath Productions.

Mon 27 Mar

£14.25–£28.50 / 01603 630000

Tue 28 Mar

£14.25–£28.50 / 01603 630000

Wed 29 Mar

£14.25–£28.50 / 01603 630000

…and 3 more dates until 1 Apr

Antigone: Norwich Youth Theatre Company (Over 12s)

A modern version of the classic tragedy about power, strength, love and belief adapted by Jean Anouilh.

Thu 6 Apr

Fri 7 Apr

Sat 8 Apr

Babe, The Sheep-Pig

The story of a pig who wants to be a sheepdog.

Buddy Holly & The Cricketers

Rock'n'rollercoaster of a show featuring all the timeless classics from a band who have been on the tribute trail for 24 years.

Mon 24 Apr

£7–£19.50 / 01603 630000

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Burying Your Brother In The Pavement: Norwich Youth Theatre Company (Over 11s)

Jack Thorne's compelling, funny and honest drama is about grief, love and learning to understanding people a little more closely.

Count Arthur Strong: The Sound of Mucus

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

Sun 21 May

English Touring Opera: Patience

Gilbert and Sullivan's light comic opera pokes fun at the aesthetic craze of the late 1800s and the eccentric affectations of figures like Oscar Wilde and his admirers.

Sat 3 Jun

£8–£37.50 / 01603 630000

English Touring Opera: Tosca

Puccini's political thriller is presented by English Touring Opera.

Thu 1 Jun

£8–£37.50 / 01603 630000

Fri 2 Jun

£8–£37.50 / 01603 630000

An Evening with Philip Glass and Laurie Anderson

Contemporary classical collaboration.

Fri 19 May

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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 17 Jul

£8–£27.50 / 01603 630000

Tue 18 Jul

£8–£27.50 / 01603 630000

Wed 19 Jul

£8–£27.50 / 01603 630000

…and 3 more dates until 22 Jul

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

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Wed 27 Sep

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Thu 28 Sep

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…and 2 more dates until 30 Sep

Love Letters

Love Story stars Ryan O'Neal and Ali McGraw perform AR Gurney's celebrated two-hander about rich WASPs in love.

Mon 9 Oct

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 01603 630000

Tue 10 Oct

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Wed 11 Oct

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…and 3 more dates until 14 Oct

Mamma Mia!

  • Directed by: Phyllida Lloyd
  • Written by: lyrics)

The smash hit musical based on the songs of Abba continues to storm the UK.

Tue 28 Feb

£8–£49.50 / 01603 630000

Wed 1 Mar

£8–£49.50 / 01603 630000

Thu 2 Mar

£8–£49.50 / 01603 630000

…and 20 more dates until 25 Mar

Northern Ballet: Casanova

An original scenario by Ian Kelly and Kenneth Tindall which seeks to unmask the legendary lothario. Presented by Northern Ballet with live music from Northern Ballet Sinfonia.

Tue 4 Apr

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Wed 5 Apr

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Thu 6 Apr

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Northern Ballet: Goldilocks and the Three Bears

The company performs this child-friendly ballet, based on the fairy tale, that is an opportunity to introduce young children to the live ballet, music and theatre.

NT Connections: Extremism: Norwich Youth Theatre Company

Anders Lustgarten's play about fear, friendship and the creeping polarisation of our society. Suitable for age 15 and higher.

Thu 2 Mar

Fri 3 Mar

Sat 4 Mar

Omid Djalili: Schmuck for a Night

The British-Iranian comedian and star of stage and screen brings his new show to an adoring public.

Sun 23 Apr

Race Horse Company: Super Sunday

Euphoric circus performance from the Finnish company, featuring seven male performers who perform death-defying stunts, jaw-dropping tricks and daredevil acrobatics.

Mon 15 May

£7–£24 / 01603 630000

Tue 16 May

£7–£24 / 01603 630000

The Red Shoes

New production, from acclaimed choreographer Matthew Bourne, of Hans Christian Andersen's fairytale 'The Red Shoes'.

Wed 22 Feb

£8–£40.50 phone for availability / 01603 630000

Thu 23 Feb

£8–£40.50 phone for availability / 01603 630000

Fri 24 Feb

£8–£40.50 phone for availability / 01603 630000

Sat 25 Feb

£8–£40.50 phone for availability / 01603 630000

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Reginald D Hunter: The Man Who Attempted To Do As Much and Such

The self-proclaimed 'comedian, swashbuckler and scientist' takes his latest and no doubt controversial show on the road.

Running Wild

  • Directed by: Dale Rooks
  • Written by: Michael Morpurgo (book)

Samuel Adamson's adaptation of the novel by Michael Morpurgo about a young girl on holiday in in Indonesia when a tsunami hits. Featuring fantastic puppets designed by Finn Caldwell and Toby Olié (War Horse).

Tue 25 Apr

£7–£21 / 01603 630000

Wed 26 Apr

£7–£21 / 01603 630000

Thu 27 Apr

£7–£21 / 01603 630000

…and 2 more dates until 29 Apr

Russell Brand: Re:Birth

The controversial stand-up embarks on his latest tour, inspired by the birth of daughter.

Mon 19 Jun

£27.50 / 01603 630000

Shakin' Stevens

The eighties' singer with the famous hips performs his past hits to celebrate the anniversary of 30 years since the release of his first hit in the UK. In 1980 the singer released Hot Dog after years of touring and recording Stevens got his big break. His success in the eighties continued with the release of Marie Marie…

Sun 7 May

£22.50–£35 / 01603 630000

Sister Act

The feel-amazing musical comedy featuring original music by Tony and eight-time Oscar winner Alan Menken.

Mon 1 May

£25–£50 / 01603 630000

Tue 2 May

£25–£50 / 01603 630000

Wed 3 May

£25–£50 / 01603 630000

…and 3 more dates until 6 May

The Solid Silver 60s Show

Relive the nostalgic sounds of 60s pop in the company of Peter Noone, Brian Hyland, Dave Berry, New Amen Corner & The Merseybeats.

Sun 2 Apr

£8–£29 / 01603 630000

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 11 Apr

£8–£37.50 / 01603 630000

Wed 12 Apr

£8–£37.50 / 01603 630000

Thu 13 Apr

£8–£37.50 / 01603 630000

…and 2 more dates until 15 Apr

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.

Thu 11 May

£8–£26 / 01603 630000

The Woman in Black

  • Directed by: Robin Herford
  • Written by: Stephen Mallatratt (adapt)

Spookily Gothic and highly theatrical adaptation of Susan Hill's story about a young lawyer trying to exorcise his metaphorical demons.

Tue 18 Apr

£7–£24.50 / 01603 630000

Wed 19 Apr

£7–£24.50 / 01603 630000

Thu 20 Apr

£7–£24.50 / 01603 630000

…and 2 more dates until 22 Apr

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