Originally it was called the Wakefield Opera House, it opened in 1894 and was designed by renowned theatre architect Frank Matcham.
The Theatre Royal annually hosts over 250 performances with touring shows, but also produces a pantomime every year, and Wakefield Youth Music Theatre productions.
The Creative Director is John Godber, writer of plays including Teechers, Bouncers, and Up ‘n’ Under and is home to the John Godber Company.
Development is underway on adjacent ground which will see a Centre of Creativity open in 2018 including a studio performance space, bar and other additional facilities.
Events at this venue
There are 11 events at this location
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Chris Ramsey: Just Happy To Get Out Of The House
Upbeat anecdotes, feel-good humour and witty observations from the Geordie stand-up, actor and Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee, instantly recognisable from his own television show, which kicked off on Comedy Central in January, and his role as Jack in BBC2's Hebburn.
Tue 10 Jul
£20 / 01924 211311
First came Neighbours, then the West End beckoned, not forgetting an appearance in the celebrity jungle. And now he's singing again, especially for us.
Tue 27 Mar
£23–£27 / 01924 211311
Mr Hardy is a stalwart of BBC Radio 4 comedy including The News Quiz and I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue. Now's your chance to see Jeremy out on his own, peddling his intelligent satire and gentle musings across the country.
Sat 9 Jun
£15.50 / 01924 211311
Morgan & West: Time-Travelling Magicians
Time travelling magic duo both claim to have been born into Victorian England in 1865. Their magic is of the old-fashioned, music-hall variety with cards, blindfolds, cups, balls - and clever references to quantum waveforms and theoretic physics. Hipsters will love the steampunk aesthetic, but the kids will just be…
Fri 2 Feb
£12–£16 / 01924 211311
Phill Jupitus: Juplicity
Phill brings poetry and chat to the masses.
Fri 6 Apr
£16.50 / 01924 211311
Robin Ince: Pragmatic Insanity
New stand-up show from the star of Radio 4's The Infinite Monkey Cage.
Thu 10 May
Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 01924 211311
Signed, Sealed, Delivered!
A night of soul, Motown and funk music, inspired by Stevie Wonder.
Thu 29 Mar
£21–£26 / 01924 211311
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'.
Sat 27 Jan
£20–£23 / 01924 211311
The Strange Case Of Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde
Blackeyed Theatre presents Nick Lane's adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic bogey tale. It's an adaptation whose scrutiny of medical ethics and the price of dangerous knowledge owes as much to Lane's own personal experience of suffering permanent injuries in a road accident as it does to the fog-bound streets of…
Thu 1 Mar
Phone for prices / 01924 211311
Tim Vine: Sunset Milk Idiot
Quick-fire one-liners from the Not Going Out actor.
Sat 10 Mar
£27.50 / 01924 211311
Tribute to the American singer Tina Turner. Totally Tina recreates the spectacle of her live shows with a six-piece live band, four dancers and Justine Riddoch’s impersonation of the queen of rock and soul. Featuring hits including 'Simply The Best' and 'What’s Love Got To Do With It?'.
Thu 1 Feb
£20–£23 (£19–£21) / 01924 211311