Skip to main content Skip to site map (in footer)

Theatre Royal Plymouth

Theatre Royal Plymouth is the largest and best attended regional producing theatre in the UK and the leading promoter of theatre in the south west. There are two distinctive performance spaces, the Theatre Royal and the Drum Theatre, as well as TR2, their award-winning theatre production and education centre

Funding awards

  • 2012-2013: £1,178,579
  • 2013-2014: £1,205,686
  • 2014-2015: £1,237,034

Video feed

The Glenn Miller Orchestra

On the 70th anniversary of Glenn Miller's visit to Great Britain, Ray McVay is proud to present the world's greatest big band live, in concert at the Theatre Royal Plymouth. For one night only on Saturday 16th August. Book online at http://www.theatreroyal.com/glennmiller.

Glyndebourne 2014 Tour Trailer

Glyndebourne returns to the Theatre Royal Plymouth this November, bringing with them La traviata, La finta giardiniera and Turn of the Screw. For more information visit www.theatreroyal.com

La finta giardiniera

Hear director Frederick Wake Walker and designer Antony McDonald talk about Glyndebourne's production of Mozart's La finta giardiniera, which comes to the Theatre Royal Plymouth this November. www.theatreroyal.com/lafinta

West Side Story Trailer

West Side Story at the Theatre Royal Plymouth from Tuesday 29th July to Saturday 09th August. Get your tickets at www.theatreroyal.com/westsidestory

Show 21 more videos

Beth Shouler talks about Love and Information

We chat with Beth Shouler, Director of the latest People's Company production, Love and Information. Performed in The Drum from Wednesday 2nd to Saturday 5th July, tickets are available through our Box Office on 01752 267222 or via our website at http://www.theatreroyal.com/love. Find out more about the People's Company and how you can take part by visiting http://www.theatreroyal.com/peoplescompany.

What do you enjoy most about working with the People's Company?

We chat with Beth Shouler, Director of the latest People's Company production, Love and Information. Find out why Beth enjoys working with the People's Company. Performed in The Drum from Wednesday 2nd to Saturday 5th July, tickets are available through our Box Office on 01752 267222 or via our website at http://www.theatreroyal.com/love. Find out more about the People's Company and how you can take part by visiting http://www.theatreroyal.com/peoplescompany.

People's Company Voices perform Singin' in the Rain!

There is still time to get your tickets for Singin' in the Rain! On until Saturday 28th June, you can book your tickets at http://www.theatreroyal.com/rain.

The Kindness of Strangers Trailer

The Kindness of Strangers - a once in a lifetime journey into the world of the paramedic where the audience and invited into the back of a moving ambulance to witness all that comes with a night shift. www.theatreroyal.com/kindness

Calamity Jane star, Jodie Prenger, sings Secret Love

Book now for Calamity Jane at http://www.theatreroyal.com/calamityjane at the Theatre Royal Plymouth from Wed 17 - Sat 20 Sep 2014!

Sizwe Banzi is Dead

Audience reactions to Sizwe Banzi is Dead at the Young Vic

Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story

The sensational multi award winning West End show returns to where it all began an amazing 25 years ago, here at the Theatre Royal Plymouth. Mon 12 - Sat 17 May www.theatreroyal.com/buddy

Happy Days - The New Hit Musical

Monday 2nd to Saturday 7th June 2014 in The Lyric http://www.theatreroyal.com/happydays Happy Days are here again with the premiere of a brand new UK tour based on the hit TV series, featuring the unforgettable 'King of Cool' Arthur 'The Fonz' Fonzarelli. Join your favourite '50s family, the Cunninghams, and the rest of the gang -- Potsie, Ralph Malph, Joanie and Chachi as they battle to save their beloved diner Arnold's from demolition. In a race against time, can everyone's favourite hero 'The Fonz' save the day? Happy Days -- A New Musical is written by Garry Marshall, the legendary creator of the television series. The show features 21 original songs including the much-loved Happy Days theme song from the TV show. Starring popstar Heidi Range (Sugababes) as Pinky Tuscadero, Ben Freeman (Emmerdale) as The Fonz and Cheryl Baker (Buck's Fizz) as Mrs Cunningham, Happy Days -- A New Musical is a hilarious feel-good musical that's guaranteed to have you rockin' and rollin' all week long!

Wicked - Tue 20 Feb to Sat 14 Feb 2015

http://www.theatreroyal.com/wicked Winner of 90 international awards, Wicked has been casting its magical spell over audiences across the world for a decade and continues to break records at London's Apollo Victoria Theatre, where it is already the 15th longest-running West End musical of all time. In a brilliantly witty re-imagining of the stories and characters created by L. Frank Baum in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Wicked tells the incredible untold story of an unlikely but profound friendship between two sorcery students. Their extraordinary adventures in Oz will ultimately see them fulfil their destinies as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West. Packed with thrilling technical wizardry, stunning costumes and show-stopping songs (by Academy Award® winner Stephen Schwartz), Wicked is an unforgettable experience for audiences of all ages. Wicked is suitable for a general audience. As a guide to parents and guardians, it is recommended for ages 7+.

Propeller - A Midsummer Night's Dream

http://www.theatreroyal.com/dream Fresh, funny and beautifully lyrical, Propeller's multi award-winning production of A Midsummer Night's Dream returns to the Theatre Royal Plymouth. In Shakespeare's most magical play, love and illusion collide when two pairs of lovers become entangled in fairy mischief on the eve of a Royal Wedding. Dreams and reality become interchangeable and romantic chaos ensues. In Propeller's Dream, seeing really is believing! Edward Hall's all-male company will have you rolling in the aisles and leave you breathless with disbelief. Nobody does Shakespeare like Propeller! A Midsummer Night's Dream has to be seen to be believed. Propeller are with us from Wednesday 7th to Saturday 10th May with tickets ranging from £13.20 to £27.20 (inclusive of a 70p per ticket booking fee).

Propeller - The Comedy of Errors

http://www.theatreroyal.com/comedy In Shakespeare's smartest and most farcical play, The Comedy of Errors, two sets of estranged twins, separated at birth, find themselves in the same city 25 years later with hilarious consequences. A series of mistaken identities, assumed personas, and wild mishaps bring a family crisis -- so complicated that time itself loses the plot -- into heart-warming focus. Fortunately the audience is always one step ahead... Edward Hall's all-male company will have you rolling in the aisles and leave you breathless with disbelief. Nobody does Shakespeare like Propeller! The Comedy of Errors has to be seen to be believed. Propeller are with us from Wednesday 7th to Saturday 10th May with tickets ranging from £13.20 to £27.20 (inclusive of a 70p per ticket booking fee).

MAD MAN - Chris Goode on casting Lucy Ellinson as the lead

Chris Goode speaks of his previous work with Lucy Ellinson and why he chose her to play the typically male lead. MAD MAN will be performed in The Drum from Thursday 20th March to Saturday 5th April. Book your tickets at http://www.theatreroyal.com/madman or phone the Box Office on 01752 267222.

MAD MAN - Chris Goode on his inspiration for MADMAN

MAD MAN will be performed in The Drum from Thursday 20th March to Saturday 5th April. Book your tickets at http://www.theatreroyal.com/madman or phone the Box Office on 01752 267222.

MAD MAN - Chris Goode on his adaptation of Gogol's Diary of a Madman

Chris Goode speaks passionately about his adaptation of Gogol's Diary of a Madman and its contemporary relevance. MAD MAN will be performed in The Drum from Thursday 20th March to Saturday 5th April. Book your tickets at http://www.theatreroyal.com/madman or phone the Box Office on 01752 267222.

MAD MAN - Chris Goode on the original story

Chris Goode speaks about Gogol's original Diary of a Madman and why he chose to adapt the classic for the Theatre Royal Plymouth's latest production. MAD MAN will be performed in The Drum from Thursday 20th March to Saturday 5th April. Book your tickets at http://www.theatreroyal.com/madman or phone the Box Office on 01752 267222.

MAD MAN set build in The Drum

The MAD MAN set was designed and built at our Production and Learning Centre, TR2 before being moved to The Drum. Here you can see the work that goes into getting a set of this scale into The Drum. MAD MAN will be performed in The Drum from Thursday 20 March to Saturday 05 April - http://www.theatreroyal.com/madman

School Project: War Horse

To support the tour of the National Theatre Production of War Horse coming to Plymouth, The Theatre Royal Plymouth invited a small number of schools from Devon to take part in bespoke projects to use drama and music to support learning around WW1 and War Horse. The young people also had the chance to see a performance of War Horse.

The Believers Set Build

http://www.theatreroyal.com/thebelievers The Believers, a co-production from Frantic Assembly and the Theatre Royal Plymouth, will be performed in The Drum from Friday 21st February to Saturday 8th March. The set is designed by Jon Bausor. Two families are flung together on a night of cataclysmic weather. Bruised, tired and seduced by the flow of alcohol, they wrestle with their differences until, suddenly, the unthinkable happens. Something unbelievable. As their versions of what happened begin to fall apart and their perspectives become clouded by suspicion, they turn on each other in a desperate fight to understand the truth. Frantic Assembly and Bryony Lavery follow the success of their previous collaborations (Stockholm and Beautiful Burnout) with this thrilling and highly visceral exploration of love and loss. Frantic Assembly creates unforgettable theatre. Vivid and dynamic, with a unique physical style, the company has built an enviable reputation as one of the most exciting companies in the country.

Arts Council England is not responsible for the social media content on this organisation's page

Contact details

www.theatreroyal.com


Royal Parade
Plymouth
PL1 2TR

50.36937, -4.14399

(01752) 267222

  • 50.36937 -4.14399

View all National portfolio organisation and Major partner museums on our interactive map

Seen something out of date?
Tell us enquiries@artscouncil.org.uk