East of England – Regional Theatre Guide

Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire

Cambridge, Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds, Norwich & Great Yarmouth are just a handful of towns that host a fantastic selection of Theatres in the East of England. Ranging from historical structures such as the Norwich Theatre Royal opened in 1758, to modern buildings like The Apex in Bury St Edmunds, the East of England is a hotspot for theatre fans that won’t disappoint.

A Short History of Theatres in the East of England

Bury St Edmunds is a real landmark for Theatres in the UK. The Theatre Royal is a Grade 1 listed playhouse from the 1800’s and it is the only one listed in the National Trusts’ portfolio of properties that is open to the public. The Theatre Royal shows a year-round selection of dance, stand-up comedy, drama & music. It is also the only surviving example of a regency theatre in England.
Further across the East of England even more history can be found in venues such as The Pavilion Theatre in Gorleston-on-sea which dates to 1898 and was designed by the Borough Engineer J W Cockrill.
Other historical venues in the East of England include The Marina Theatre in Lowestoft, Norwich Theatre Royal, New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich & The Cambridge Corn Exchange.

What is the best way to travel to theatres in the East of England?

The easiest way to travel to most of these theatre destinations is by car, however the trainline running from Liverpool Street is also a great way to quickly get to the East of England by public transport. We recommend checking timetables in advance so that you do not miss your show.

How do I buy tickets to theatre showings in the East of England?

The best way to purchase tickets at any of the theatres in the East of England is online. You can find a comprehensive list of the best shows on now on our regional theatre pages.

Epic Studios Norwich – https://epic-tv.com/events/

Norwich Theatre Royal – https://norwichtheatre.org/

Norwich Playhouse – https://norwichtheatre.org/your-visit/norwich-theatre-playhouse/

Puppet Theatre Norwich – https://puppettheatre.co.uk/

East of England Arena and Events Centre – https://eastofenglandarena.com/

Marina Theatre Lowestoft – https://www.marinatheatre.co.uk/

Princess Theatre Hunstanton – https://princesshunstanton.co.uk/

Britannia Pier Great Yarmouth – http://www.britannia-pier.co.uk/

Thursford Collection, Norfolk  – https://www.thursford.com/

Theatre Royal – Bury St Edmunds – https://theatreroyal.org/

The Apex – Bury St Edmunds – https://www.theapex.co.uk/

King’s Lynn Corn Exchange – https://www.kingslynncornexchange.co.uk/

The Spa Pavilion, Felixstowe – https://spapavilion.uk/

Cambridge Corn Exchange – https://www.cambridgelive.org.uk/cornex

Cambridge Junction – https://www.junction.co.uk/

Cambridge Arts Theatre – https://www.cambridgeartstheatre.com/

The Fitzwilliam Museumhttps://www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/

Kettle’s Yard Cambridge – https://www.kettlesyard.co.uk/

The Cresset Theatre – Peterborough – https://www.cresset.co.uk/

New Theatre Peterborough – https://newtheatre-peterborough.com/

Bedford Corn Exchange – https://www.bedfordcornexchange.co.uk/

The New Wolsey Theatre – Ipswich – https://www.wolseytheatre.co.uk/

Ipswich Regent & Corn Exchange – https://ipswichtheatres.co.uk/whats-on/

The Corn Hall – Diss – https://www.thecornhall.co.uk/

Lincoln Performing Artshttps://lpac.co.uk/