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.

Events at this venue

There are 44 events at this location

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Akram Khan Company: Chotto Desh

In a much anticipated return, Akram Khan performs his hugely popular tale of home and heritage, reworked from his Olivier Award-winning autobiographical show Desh.

Thu 18 May

£7–£20 / 01603 630000

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 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

Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom

  • Directed by: Richard Lewis
  • Written by: Mani Svavarsson (music)

Richard Lewis' adaptation of the award-winning television animation set in a miniature world of fairies, elves and insects. The production features original music by Mani Svavarsson, with original lyrics by Matt Lewis.

Tue 30 May

Wed 31 May

Breakin' Convention

  • Written by: Jonzi D

An annual festival of hip hop, urban and breakdancing, presenting acts from both the UK and abroad, plus dance workshops, graffiti, film screenings and more.

Sat 13 May

£7–£24 / 01603 630000

Count Arthur Strong: The Sound of Mucus

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

Sun 21 May

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.

Tue 31 Oct

Phone for prices / 01603 630000

Wed 1 Nov

Phone for prices / 01603 630000

Thu 2 Nov

Phone for prices / 01603 630000

…and 2 more dates until 4 Nov

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.

Tue 29 Aug

…and 2 more dates until 2 Sep

Dee Dee Bridgewater

The leading female jazz vocal star performs with trumpeter Theo Croker, pianist Michael King, drummer Kassa Overall, saxophonist and flautist Anthony Ware and bassist Eric Wheeler.

Sat 20 May

£7.50–£28 / 01603 630000

Des O'Connor & Jimmy Tarbuck

An evening of comedy, music and mirth from the two heroes of television and show-business.

Tue 20 Jun

£8–£29.50 / 01603 630000

Dreamboats and Petticoats

  • Directed by: Bob Tomson
  • Written by: Maurice Gran

Jukebox musical based on the songs of Roy Orbison, the Shadows, Eddie Cochran, Billy Fury and others.

Mon 7 Aug

£8–£29 / 01603 630000

Tue 8 Aug

£8–£29 / 01603 630000

Wed 9 Aug

…and 3 more dates until 12 Aug

Ellen Kent: Aida

With a high quality set and full orchestra, this Aida is an accessible and highly entertaining production of Verdi's masterpiece. International French soprano Olga Perrier stars as the enslaved Ethiopian princess with mezzo Liza Kadelnik, from the Romanian National Opera, as Amneris. Sung in Italian with English surtitles.

Wed 10 May

£8–£36.50 / 01603 630000

Ellen Kent's Nabucco

The four-act opera, composed in 1841 by Giuseppe Verdi, tells the story of the tyrannical Babylonian King who conquers and exiles Jews from their homelands. Sung in Italian with English surtitles.

Tue 9 May

£8–£36.50 / 01603 630000

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

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

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. Willowy poets, sighing maidens, hearty milkmaids and burly officers all become targets of Gilbert's razor-sharp wit. Expect plenty of tunes and humour as…

Sat 3 Jun

£8–£37.50 / 01603 630000

English Touring Opera: Silver Electra

It's 1937: Amelia Earhart, the most famous person on the planet, has gone missing in her silver Electra aeroplane, just as she was approaching the final leg of her first round-the-world flight. 40 years later - and 2,000 miles away in Australia - an elderly woman discovers a jar of freckle cream on the beach. Could it…

Thu 1 Jun

£10 (Children £5 under 18s) / 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

An Evening with Strictly Come Dancing's Ian Waite and Camilla Dallerup

Join Camilla Dallerup and Ian Waite from Strictly Come Dancing for an evening of dance, song and stories.

Fantastic Mr Fox

A playful retelling of Roald Dahl's sly tale.

Wed 21 Jun

£7–£18 / 01603 630000

Thu 22 Jun

£7–£18 / 01603 630000

Fri 23 Jun

£7–£18 / 01603 630000

Sat 24 Jun

£7–£18 / 01603 630000

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…

Mon 26 Jun

£8–£43.50 / 01603 630000

Tue 27 Jun

£8–£43.50 / 01603 630000

Wed 28 Jun

£8–£43.50 / 01603 630000

…and 3 more dates until 1 Jul

The Glenn Miller Orchestra

Ray McVay directs the world famous Glenn Miller Orchestra through their repertoire of swing and jazz band tunes.

Sun 11 Jun

£7–£21 / 01603 630000

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: 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.

Tue 7 Nov

Phone for prices / 01603 630000

Wed 8 Nov

Phone for prices / 01603 630000

Thu 9 Nov

Phone for prices / 01603 630000

…and 2 more dates until 11 Nov

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

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

Killer Queen

Tribute to the rock stylings of Freddie Mercury and co.

Sun 18 Jun

£7–£23.50 / 01603 630000

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

Phone for prices / 01603 630000

Wed 27 Sep

Phone for prices / 01603 630000

Thu 28 Sep

Phone for prices / 01603 630000

…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

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 01603 630000

Wed 11 Oct

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 01603 630000

…and 3 more dates until 14 Oct

Million Dollar Quartet

Musical based on a recording session that saw Elvis, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins working together for the first and only time.

Mon 22 May

£8–£35 / 01603 630000

Tue 23 May

£8–£35 / 01603 630000

Wed 24 May

…and 3 more dates until 27 May

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 12 Jun

£8–£28.50 / 01603 630000

Tue 13 Jun

£8–£28.50 / 01603 630000

Wed 14 Jun

…and 3 more dates until 17 Jun

Race Horse Company: Super Sunday

Euphoric circus performance from the Finnish troupe, featuring six performers who do death-defying stunts, jaw-dropping tricks and daredevil acrobatics.

Mon 15 May

£7–£24 / 01603 630000

Tue 16 May

£7–£24 / 01603 630000

Rhythm Of The Dance

World champion dancers join the Young Irish Tenors for a showcase of song and dance celebrating traditional Irish culture and embracing the ancient SeanNos dance style.

Mon 10 Jul

£7–£24.50 / 01603 630000

Romeo And Juliet

An outstanding ensemble of actors perform two vibrant and compelling productions, presented in repertoire by The Watermill Theatre. Risking everything, a young couple defy their feuding families and find love on the streets of Verona. A powerful and explosive staging of Shakespeare's immortal tale of an all-consuming…

Wed 7 Jun

£8–£26.50 / 01603 630000

Thu 8 Jun

£8–£26.50 / 01603 630000

Sat 10 Jun

£8–£26.50 / 01603 630000

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).

Wed 26 Apr

£7–£21 / 01603 630000

Thu 27 Apr

£7–£21 / 01603 630000

Fri 28 Apr

£7–£21 / 01603 630000

Sat 29 Apr

£7–£21 / 01603 630000

Russell Brand: Re:Birth

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

Mon 19 Jun

Shakin' Stevens

The swivel-hipped rock'n'roller, fondly remembered from the 1980s, tours in support of his critically acclaimed twelfth studio album Echoes Of Our Times, in which he explores his intriguing family history.

Sun 7 May

£22.50–£35 / 01603 630000

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 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

Some Guys Have All The Luck: The Rod Stewart Story

The story of the legendary mullet-headed rocker, whose scratchy pipes lent a welcome note of sandpaper to such hits as 'Maggie May', 'I Don't Want To Talk About It' and 'Baby Jane', but who also wrote such enduring classics as 'You Wear It Well' and 'Every Picture Tells A Story'.

Tue 11 Jul

Some People v Reginald D Hunter

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

Sun 4 Jun

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

Twelfth Night

Shakespeare's play is reimagined in the 1920s where prohibition is rife and Europe is still reeling in the wake of war. A Watermill Theatre production.

Tue 6 Jun

£8–£26.50 / 01603 630000

Fri 9 Jun

£8–£26.50 / 01603 630000

Sat 10 Jun

£8–£26.50 / 01603 630000

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