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Theatre Royal Plymouth
Ranked #5 of 171 things to do in Plymouth
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The 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 Lyric and The Drum, and a new workshop and performance space, The Lab, will open in October 2013.The range of work presented and produced is incredibly extensive, including regular collaborations with leading theatre companies in the UK and beyond. The programme includes major touring drama, musical productions, leading opera and dance. The Theatre Royal Plymouth also produces and presents new plays and has built a national reputation for the quality of its programme and innovative work in The Drum, winning the prestigious Peter Brook award. New musicals and larger scale drama are co-produced for The Lyric, often with commercial or subsidised partners and many productions tour nationally or transfer to the West End. The Theatre Royal Plymouth provides an exceptional Creative Learning programme with a focus on engaging young and disadvantaged communities. The award-winning theatre production and learning centre, TR2, contains unrivalled set, costume, prop-making and rehearsal facilities.
Plymouth, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed April 25, 2012

excellent, clean, reasonably priced, entertaining, good food

Visited October 2011
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English first
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Not bad”
Reviewed April 22, 2012

Okay for show nights,bit of a problem getting a drink during intervals,perhaps a little thought needs to go into the system they use!!

Visited November 2011
1 Thank chrisnmikeDevon
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Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“Great entertainment in a nice atmosphere”
Reviewed April 21, 2012

We've visited many time and never been dissappointed. The staff are friendly, the theatre nicely appointed in a good central location with plenty of car parking around. You can eat a pleasant meal in "The Mezz" (the theatre restaurant) before the show. On every occasion we have left feeling the theatre care about their customers and the shows they put on do not disappoint

Visited December 2011
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Plymouth UK
Level 6 Contributor
140 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Cosy atmosphere and good views of the stage”
Reviewed April 19, 2012

I have been to the Theatre Royal many times and my last visit was in March this year to see Phantom of the Opera. I thought that this show was very well done considering this is a small and cosy theatre compared to the large London venue.
This theatre has a friendly homely atmosphere and whatever seats I have had I have always had a good view of the stage.
The seats are comfortable with reasonable legroom, but as there is not a centre isle, you may have to disturb quite a few people in order to get to and from your seat if it is situated in the centre.
My other criticism is that when the show has finished there is a terrible bottle neck in trying to get out of the building. I found it quite hemmed in.
This said I would still return to this theatre as it is very handy in the centre of Plymouth and has a great variety of performances.

Visited March 2012
1 Thank KazCookie
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Totnes, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fantastic prefomances”
Reviewed April 18, 2012

I recently went to see the king and I...it was a fantastic preformance and very good value for money. The only down side is the new chair layout they have. The chairs aren't staggered enough to get a clear view, I'm quite tall so for shorter people I think you might miss a few things.

The staff are very polite and make you feel welcome. Overall it was an enjoyable experience and will definately be going in the near future.

Thank kerwhi
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