Theatre Royal Winchester
Telephone: 01962 844 600
Venue Email: [email protected]
Contact: Deryck Newland
Email: [email protected]
We have a beautiful 400 seat venue, rich in history but fully attuned to the 21st century. We present a dynamic programme of the highest quality drama, music, dance, comedy, children’s theatre and pantomime.
Situated at the cultural heart of the city of Winchester we are committed to bringing our audiences the best work, as well as supporting artists and performers.
In 2014 Theatre Royal Winchester celebrates its centenary. With its Edwardian-style auditorium and contemporary refurbishments, it is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful theatres in the south of England and is the only surviving cine-variety theatre in the country.
We present up to 200 performances per year and welcome over 70,000 visitors through our doors. In addition, over 300 young people per week from around the district participate in workshops, youth theatre and dance.
Winchester Hat Fair, one of the country’s most longstanding and exciting annual street festivals, is also part of the Theatre Royal programme. Its unique combination of small and large scale open air performance attracts audiences from far and wide and performers from all over the world.