Dear Patrons,


The government recently announced that theatres may re-open from the 1st August 2020, providing social distancing measures can be in place. Unfortunately, reducing our capacity to accommodate the new social distancing guidelines is not financially viable and therefore we will have to remain temporarily closed. During this time the New Theatre Royal office staff will remain furloughed.


We appreciate that lots of national venues who receive local authority financial support may be able to operate with skeleton staff to enable them to deal directly with any queries. Regrettably, New Theatre Royal are not in that position and therefore we are still unable to contact our customers direct until our workforce returns to work.


Our external programmer continues to work with touring shows in order to agree further postponements of the scheduled shows. So, if you have tickets for a show that new dates have not yet been announced for on our website, then please be assured that our website will be updated once confirmed.


We would like to reiterate, from our previous statements, that your ticket value is safe and we will contact those affected when we return to work at the theatre.


On behalf of all associated with the New Theatre Royal we would like to thank all our patrons for their understanding and patience during these extremely worrying times.

Please may we appeal to all our ticket holders to try, where possible, not to ask for a refund on any tickets purchased and to come back and support us by enjoying either the rescheduled date or an alternative show of your choice. All ticket money currently held by the theatre is essential to the future of the theatre’s re-opening.


We hope to receive financial support from the government in the coming weeks following recent announcements, all of which will help secure the future of the venue along with all our staff.


We look forward to announcing our reopening date as soon as possible with a full programme of events for everyone to enjoy.


Best wishes and stay safe,

The New Theatre Royal Family


You Can Book tickets online by visiting our What’s On here.




The Jungle Book – Easter Pantomime

As the rescheduling of our touring shows occupies the majority of our programming, we took this opportunity to move The Jungle Book to next Easter. You can see which show your tickets have been transferred to below. If your ticket has been rescheduled to a date that is inconvenient for you then please get in touch with our box office when it re-opens. We shall do our very best to accommodate by moving you to an alternative Jungle Book performance.


And if you can’t wait that long to enjoy one of our in-house pantomimes, then you can also contact our box office once it has re-opened and we will transfer your existing tickets over to this year’s Christmas panto, “Beauty & The Beast”, instead.


Original Performance   ->   New Performance

Mon 13 Apr 2020, 7pm  ->  Mon 12 Apr 2021, 7pm

Tue 14 Apr 2020, 2.30pm  ->  Sun 11 Apr 2021, 11am

Tue 14 Apr 2020, 7pm  ->  Sat 10 Apr 2021, 7pm

Wed 15 Apr 2020, 2.30pm  ->  Sun 11 Apr 2021, 3pm

Wed 15 Apr 2020, 7pm  ->  Wed 14 Apr 2021, 7pm

Thu 16 Apr 2020, 2.30pm  ->  Thu 15 Apr 2021, 2.30pm

Thu 16 Apr 2020, 7pm  ->  Thu 15 Apr 2021, 7pm

Fri 17 Apr 2020, 7pm  ->  Fri 16 Apr 2021, 7pm

Sat 18 Apr 2020, 2.30pm  ->  Sat 17 Apr 2021, 2.30pm

Sat 18 Apr 2020, 7.00pm  ->  Sat 17 Apr 2021, 7pm

Sun 19 Apr 2020, 2.30pm  ->  Sun 18 Apr 2021, 11am

Sun 19 Apr 2020, 7pm  ->  Sun 18 Apr 2021, 3pm