There’s been a theatre on the site of Norwich Theatre Royal since 1758, but in the early 1930s the existing building burned down and a new home was needed.
Short of time and money, the theatre’s builders reached for an Odeon cinema auditorium template to provide its 1,300 seats. It’s a world away from the gilded cherubs, multiple pillars and florid proscenium arch you’d expect.
The result is one of the best large-capacity theatres in Britain, with a good view from every seat. This well-used theatre bucks the trend for regional theatres; it’s often almost at capacity, with its year-round range of touring productions and locally produced shows.
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