Venues at the Theatre Royal Plymouth

The Theatre Royal Plymouth has three performance venues and a Production and Learning centre, situated across two locations.

The theatre, at the west end of Royal Parade in the city centre, contains our three auditoria: The Lyric with a capacity of 1320, The Drum – a flexible studio space with a capacity of up to 175, and The Lab – a creative space for emerging artists and communities. The theatre also hosts our restaurant, bars and café.

Our Production and Learning centre, at TR2 in Cattedown contains truly unique facilities for building sets, making props and creating costumes for a huge range of productions, and facilitates the majority of our education and community workshops and courses.

We welcome all feedback so, please do not hesitate to contact us and share your thoughts. We look forward to welcoming you to the Theatre Royal Plymouth.

The Lyric (formerly the Theatre Royal stage) is the largest of our auditoria and has a capacity of 1320 seats including space for 9 wheelchairs. The venue hosts a wide range of touring productions including West End musicals and drama, opera, ballet and contemporary dance.

The auditorium was completed in 1982 and is fairly young in theatre years, hence every seat – aside from those sold as Restricted View – has a clear view of the stage. Choice of seat is subjective: for drama you may prefer a closer view from the Stalls for a more intimate experience or you may find that the elevation of the Circle or Upper Circle offers a more all encompassing view of a musical.

  • Signed performances available
  • Audio descriptions available
  • Closed captions available
  • Wheelchair accessible

The Lyric (formerly the Theatre Royal stage) is the largest of our auditoria and has a capacity of 1320 seats including space for 9 wheelchairs. The venue hosts a wide range of touring productions including West End musicals and drama, opera, ballet and contemporary dance.

The auditorium was completed in 1982 and is fairly young in theatre years, hence every seat – aside from those sold as Restricted View – has a clear view of the stage. Choice of seat is subjective: for drama you may prefer a closer view from the Stalls for a more intimate experience or you may find that the elevation of the Circle or Upper Circle offers a more all encompassing view of a musical.

  • Signed performances available
  • Audio descriptions available
  • Closed captions available
  • Wheelchair accessible

The Lyric (formerly the Theatre Royal stage) is the largest of our auditoria and has a capacity of 1320 seats including space for 9 wheelchairs. The venue hosts a wide range of touring productions including West End musicals and drama, opera, ballet and contemporary dance.

The auditorium was completed in 1982 and is fairly young in theatre years, hence every seat – aside from those sold as Restricted View – has a clear view of the stage. Choice of seat is subjective: for drama you may prefer a closer view from the Stalls for a more intimate experience or you may find that the elevation of the Circle or Upper Circle offers a more all encompassing view of a musical.

  • Signed performances available
  • Audio descriptions available
  • Closed captions available
  • Wheelchair accessible

The Lyric (formerly the Theatre Royal stage) is the largest of our auditoria and has a capacity of 1320 seats including space for 9 wheelchairs. The venue hosts a wide range of touring productions including West End musicals and drama, opera, ballet and contemporary dance.

The auditorium was completed in 1982 and is fairly young in theatre years, hence every seat – aside from those sold as Restricted View – has a clear view of the stage. Choice of seat is subjective: for drama you may prefer a closer view from the Stalls for a more intimate experience or you may find that the elevation of the Circle or Upper Circle offers a more all encompassing view of a musical.

  • Signed performances available
  • Audio descriptions available
  • Closed captions available
  • Wheelchair accessible