Theatre Royal, Norwich

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Theatre Royal Norwich
Norwich Theatre Royal.JPG
Address Theatre St, Norwich, Norfolk
United Kingdom
Type Theatre
Current use Productions
Opened 1758
Rebuilt 1801 and 1935
Years active 256
Architect Tim Foster Architects

The Theatre Royal is the largest theatre in Norwich, Norfolk, England. It presents a large range of drama, dance, comedy, music and other entertainment. The theatre had a £10m refurbishment in 2007, designed by Tim Foster Architects.

Shows and reception[edit]

A traditional family pantomime is produced in-house annually for the Christmas season each year. In addition, it regularly attracts a host of top-class touring theatre productions including, most recently, One Man, Two Guvnors, Oliver!, Blood Brothers, Jekyll & Hyde, Dirty Dancing, The Woman in Black, the highly popular 25th anniversary production of Les Miserables and performances by the world-renowned all-male Shakespeare company "Propeller".

The venue has been described by top comedian and Norwich panto performer Andre Vincent as "The West End of the East."

The second Theatre Royal (previous to the building pictured) was built in 1826. The popular magician Ching Lau Lauro received his only bad review there, from the Norfolk Chronicle, in 1828.[1]


Role Name Appointed since
Chief Executive Peter Wilson MBE 1992
General Manager Jane Claridge 2001
Technical Director Will Hill not announced
Development Director Laetitia Webb 2012
Lighting Manager Ian Greeves not announced

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Coordinates: 52°37′38″N 1°17′26″E / 52.627183°N 1.290520°E / 52.627183; 1.290520