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Getting here

A jewel in the crown of Suffolk

However you’re travelling to Bury St Edmunds, you’ll find us only a short walk away, whether you’re using public transport or driving. Here’s some useful travel information to help you plan your visit to Theatre Royal.

Where to find us

You’ll find us on Westgate Street at the top of Maynewater Lane, opposite the Greene King Brewery & Café.

On foot, you’ll enter through the front entrance of the theatre.

From the town centre, we’re a 15-mintue walk from the Arc Shopping Centre and just 5-minutes from the Abbey Gardens.

By car

Bury St Edmunds is located just off the A14 east of Cambridge and west of Ipswich. From the Midlands or the East Coast, follow the A14.

From London, take the M25 and M11/A11 then A14 heading east (sign-posted Newmarket/Ipswich/Felixstowe).

Approaching from the west, take the third exit for Bury St Edmunds and turn right at the large roundabout towards the town centre.

Approaching from the east, take the first exit for Bury St Edmunds and turn left at the traffic lights towards the town centre.

Go straight over the mini-roundabout and then right at the next roundabout into Southgate Street.

Follow the road for 500 yards and you will join the one-way system (Maynewater Lane). Go up the hill and turn to the left into Westgate Street.

The theatre is on your left, opposite the Greene King Brewery & Café.


There is no on-site parking at Theatre Royal.

If you are attending a performance, the Greene King Staff Car Park is made available to our visitors for evening and weekend performances only.

If you are visiting on a weekday, in the daytime, we recommend Ram Meadow Car Park, IP33 1XT on Cotton Lane (12-minute walk).


The Greene King Staff Car Park is accessed off Cullum Road (A1302) and opens 1 hour before your performance at a charge of £2 per vehicle. Access to the Theatre is via steps (3-minute walk). Wheelchair users and customers with additional access requirements may be dropped-off for step- free access at the front of the theatre on Westgate Street. You can book a Parking Space here.

By train

Bury St Edmunds Train Station is a 20-25-minute walk from the theatre, with connections to Cambridge, Ipswich and the London-Norwich line.

You can check train times and service updates on the National Rail website.


By bus

The Bus Station is located on St Andrews Street North, a 15-minute walk from the theatre.

In addition to local services, it is serviced by National Express coach connections from all over the country.

Plan your route with Suffolkonboard.

By taxi

Taxis should be encouraged to drop-off at the front of the theatre, on Westgate Street, with step-free access to the building. Local providers include:

A1 Cars: 01284 766777

Premier Cars: 01284 704004

United Cars: 01284 762288

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