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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

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Matthew Bourne's Edward Scissorhands - Theatre Royal Plymouth

Matthew Bourne’s magical dance production of Edward Scissorhands has carved a place in the hearts of thousands across the world since its premiere. Presenting its first major revival, Bourne takes a fresh new look at this modern fairytale, which will be revitalised for a whole new generation of dance lovers and theatregoers. Based on the classic Tim Burton movie and featuring the beautiful music of Danny Elfman and Terry Davies, specially recorded for New Adventures in magnificent surround sound, this touching and witty love story tells the bittersweet tale of a boy left alone and unfinished in a strange new world. It is a parable for our times about the ultimate outsider.

Matthew Bourne's Edward Scissorhands - Behind the Scenes at Rehearsals

Behind the scenes rehearsal footage and introductions from the cast of Matthew Bourne's Edward Scissorhands, which returns to the Theatre Royal Plymouth from Monday 10th to Saturday 15th November!

Shadows Of War Trailer

This year's Triple Bill presents three ballets each touched in its own way by war.

Longwave Audience Reactions

Watch audience reactions to Chris Goode's Longwave - coming to The Drum from Tuesday 28th October to Saturday 1st November.

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Beauty & the Beast by Birmingham Royal Ballet

A towering gothic fairytale from the creator of Birmingham Royal Ballet’s smash-hits Cinderella, Aladdin and The Prince of the Pagodas. For more information or to book tickets, please visit

Grand Guignol by Carl Grose

1903. Paris, Montmartre and the Theatre du Grand Guignol opens its doors to an unsuspecting public. The plays, rife with madness and murder, are sold out every night to an awestruck public, avid for the horrors that are nightly set before them... A black comedy, a demented, psychological thriller and an unrepentant splatter-fest, Carl Grose’s play is a head-spinning, genre-bending phantasmagoria, guaranteed to keep you guessing – and wincing – to the very last horror show… Theatre Royal Plymouth: Fri 10 - Sat 18 Oct Southwark Playhouse: Thu 23 Oct - Sat 22 Nov

Meet the cast of Frantic Assembly's Othello

Everything you need to know about Frantic Assembly's Othello Book tickets here

Beauty & the Beast at Theatre Royal Plymouth

Director of Birmingham Royal Ballet David Bintley talks about Beauty & the Beast's tour this autumn.

Shadows of War rehearsal footage

A unique look at the start of rehearsals for Shadows of War - Birmingham Royal Ballet's beautiful triple bill with us this October.

Grupo Corpo audience reactions

Grupo Corpo join us on Tuesday 21st and Wednesday 22nd October to perform their 'mesmerizing' and 'flawless' new production. Here are some audience reactions from their recent visit to Sadler's Wells.

Funky Llama - a Theatre Royal Plymouth event Innovative events and creative support for adults with different abilities. Everyone can learn new skills and make great friends by being a part of Funky Llama. Differently abled adults run Funky Llama events, because the Theatre Royal Plymouth wants everyone to be able to make and enjoy the world of music, dance and theatre.

The Angry Brigade - Cast Insights Insights with some of the cast of James Graham's razor-sharp new thriller, co-produced by Paines Plough and Theatre Royal Plymouth.

The Angry Brigade: 19 Sep - 04 Oct A bold new play by James Graham, writer of sell-out smash hits This House and Privacy. “Its government has declared a vicious class war. A one-sided war… We have started to fight back… …with bombs.” Against a backdrop of Tory cuts, high unemployment and the deregulated economy of 1970s Britain, a young urban guerrilla group mobilises: The Angry Brigade. Their targets: MPs. Embassies. Police. Pageant Queens. A world of order shattered by anarchy; the rules have changed. An uprising has begun. No one is exempt. As a special police squad hunt the home-grown terrorists whose identities shocked the nation, James Graham’s heart-stopping thriller lures us into a frenzied world that looks much like our own. The Angry Brigade follows the success of our previous co-productions with Paines Plough including Mike Bartlett’s Love Love Love (Best New Play, Theatre Awards 2011), Long Time Dead by Rona Monro and Mercury Fur by Philip Ridley. #TheAngryBrigade

Frantic Assembly's Othello

This is a mating ground. There’s tension around the pool table, cues in hand. A world of broken glass and beatings in the car park. It’s dog eat dog. And it’s about to kick off… Frantic Assembly return with this electrifying take on Shakespeare’s thriller-tragedy of paranoia, jealousy, sex and murder. Fusing a taut adaptation of the classic text with its trademark hard-hitting choreography, this unforgettable co-production returns to Plymouth following the success of Lovesong, Beautiful Burnout and The Believers.

Jeroen explains the technical aspects of SmallWar

Jeroen Wuyts, video, set and sound designer for SmallWar, explains the technical aspects of the production and his role during the live performance. SmallWar is a co-production between SKaGeN, Richard Jordan Productions Ltd and Theatre Royal Plymouth. SmallWar is currently being performed at the Theatre Royal Plymouth until Saturday 13th September. Visit for more information and to book your tickets.

Valentijn Dhaenens on how multimedia adds to SmallWar

Writer and performer, Valentijn Dhaenens, recognises the emotive nature of his lastest production, SmallWar, and how the multimedia aspects add to the piece. SmallWar is a co-production between SKaGeN, Richard Jordan Productions Ltd and Theatre Royal Plymouth. SmallWar is currently being performed at the Theatre Royal Plymouth until Saturday 13th September. Visit for more information and to book your tickets.

Valentijn Dhaenens on how he arrived at SmallWar?

Writer and performer, Valentijn Dhaenens, talks us through how he arrived at his latest piece, SmallWar. SmallWar is a co-production between SKaGeN, Richard Jordan Productions Ltd and Theatre Royal Plymouth. SmallWar is currently being performed at the Theatre Royal Plymouth until Saturday 13th September. Visit for more information and to book your tickets.


April, 1984. 13:00. Comrade 6079, Winston Smith, thinks a thought, starts a diary, and falls in love. But Big Brother is always watching, and the door to Room 101 can swing open in the blink of an eye. The definitive book of the 20th century is re-examined in this radical new staging exploring surveillance, identity and why Orwell’s vision of the future is as relevant now as ever. Headlong continues to interrogate our most important cultural texts, following productions of Six Characters In Search Of An Author, King Lear, Medea, Romeo and Juliet, The Seagull and Spring Awakening. This co-production has previously enjoyed a national tour in 2013, and seven weeks at the Almeida Theatre in London, followed by a West End run earlier this year. Box Office 01752 267222


SKaGeN, Richard Jordan Productions Ltd & Theatre Royal Plymouth present SmallWar Last summer, Valentijn Dhaenens brought us his award winning performance, BigMouth, hot from a European tour and en route to critically-acclaimed seasons in London, New York and Australia. Now he returns with SmallWar, set in 1914 in a field dressing station behind the front lines. Dhaenens as a nurse, maintaining a watchful vigil with her patients, discovers, confronts and observes. In turn, Dhaenens is confronted by simultaneous digital versions of himself, as a series of combatants arise from the shadows. Set against an impressive video matrix by the installation artist, Jeroen Wuyts, SmallWar tells its stories in the words of those who were there, those who led the way, and those who followed. Box Office 01752 267222

NEW Wicked Trailer - Theatre Royal Plymouth 2015

At the Theatre Royal Plymouth from Tuesday 20th January to Saturday 14th February 2015. Book now at Winner of 100 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 now the 10th longest-running show in the West End. 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+.

Glyndebourne's Turn of the Screw

Glyndebourne's La traviata - Brindisi

Glyndebourne's La traviata

Audience reactions to Glyndebourne's La traviata at the 2014 festival

Glyndebourne's La traviata Trailer

Production Services at the Theatre Royal Plymouth

Find out more at Theatre Royal Plymouth is one of the country's finest regional theatre's and our production services are second to none. We work with some of the world's best designers, producers and production managers and consistently deliver the highest quality sets, props and costumes for our own productions and co-productions as well as for other producers throughout the UK and Europe. All of our production services are situated at our purpose built Production and Learning centre, close to the centre of Plymouth. Our extensive rehearsal facilities and 2000 sqm of workshop and wardrobe space can provide unrivaled construction, production and costume services for the theatre industry. We have the capacity to cope with a number of large scale productions at any one time and our costume facility is regularly engaged to provide costumes and wardrobe services to some of the countries highest profile productions.

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50.36937, -4.14399

(01752) 267222

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