South East – Regional Theatre Guide

Theatre is a cornerstone piece of British culture, and the South East of the country is home to a rich part of that. Whilst London hosts the famous West End, the home counties and their surroundings are a destination in themselves for avid theatre goers, or anyone new to theatre.

A history of South East Theatres

The South East covers a huge footprint of theatres, and venues such as the Theatre Royal in Brighton showcase just some of the amazing places you could visit. In 1806, the Prince of Wales gave Royal Assent for the Theatre Royal to be built and as such in 1807, the doors were opened. Since 1807, the theatre has expanded and has been host to the world’s best live performance talent. The annual Brighton Festival expands the theatres already wide variety of genres, including classic Shakespearean plays. 

What’s the best way to get to the theatre in the South East?

Many of the theatres in the region are better accessed by car, however some venues in more built up areas have fantastic transport links and this is something that can be explored by checking in advance before you travel.

How do I buy South East Theatre tickets?

The best way to buy tickets at any South East theatre is online, and you can find all the best shows on at the moment on our regional pages.