Theatre Street, Norwich, NR2 1RLLive music venueArts
Norwich Theatre Royal is one of East Anglia’s premiere venues seating just over 1300 people and featuring a wide range of shows and performances. These range from the UK tour of One Man Two Guvnors starring Rufus Hound and the hit Dolly Parton musical 9 To 5 through to top-class stand-up from the likes of Kevin Bridges and Al Murray. It also features dance by the likes of Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures, Northern Ballet and Rambert Dance Company, plus opera and family shows including its hugely popular pantomime which attracts big names and is a must-see in the city over Christmas and New Year. Performing has happened in and around the site of Norwich Theatre Royal since 1758 when a Georgian theatre was built on Millennium Plain on the site of what is now The Forum – and it became known as the Theatre Royal 10 years later. The theatre has been demolished and rebuilt twice and even survived both World Wars. It re-opened in November 2007 after a £10 million refurbishment dramatically improving facilities in the auditorium and also gave CD quality sound in every seat. The theatre attracts an annual audience of around 380,000 people and is seen as the flagship theatre of East Anglia attracting visitors from across the region.