Theatre In Plymouth
After a hard days sightseeing, it’s time to sit
back, put your feet up and be entertained at one of Plymouth’s
top theatre venues.
The city’s main theatre is the distinctly modern Theatre Royal [map] on Royal Parade, which is reputedly one of the best
in the UK and plays host to large mainstream events. Among
the delights you can see here are touring West End
musicals, and performances by the likes of the Royal
Shakespeare Company, Glyndebourne Touring Opera and the Birmingham Royal Ballet.
Fringe performances are catered for in the smaller Drum
Theatre next door, which in the past has staged cult
plays, poetry readings and children’s theatre productions.
Although it’s very small, the Barbican Theatre
[map] on Castle Street is undoubtedly one of the city’s
most popular venues for entertainment. This theatre plays
host to national drama, dance, comedy and concerts, while it also works extensively with
local youngsters to create community-based shows including the annual pantomime.
For more national treasures head to Plymouth Pavilion
[map] on Millbay Road, a large venue with a 3,000 capacity
concert hall that stages music, sport and drama.
Alternatively, if you want to see amateur productions get along to the Athenaeum [map] on Derry's Cross, a small theatre that is home to many
of Plymouth's major amateur operatic and dramatic companies,
including the Western College Players and the Tamaritans. Despite their amateur status, these companies
put on some high quality performances and the theatre
usually gets very busy indeed.
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