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Theatre Royal Norwich
Norwich Theatre Royal.JPG
Façade of the Theatre Royal (Theatre St)
Address Theatre St, Norwich, Norfolk
Norwich
United Kingdom
Type Theatre
Capacity 1,308
Production Visiting productions | Receiving theatre
Construction
Opened 1758
Rebuilt 1801 and 1935
Years active 256
Architect Tim Foster Architects

The Theatre Royal is an art-deco theatre in Norwich, Norfolk, England. It hosts a large range of touring productions. The theatre had a £10m refurbishment in 2007, designed by Tim Foster Architects.

Shows

A traditional family pantomime is produced in-house annually for the Christmas season each year. In addition, it regularly attracts a host of touring theatre productions.

History

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.

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