Theatre Royal Brighton

Theatre Royal Brighton, one of the oldest and most distinguished theatres in the country, celebrated its bicentenary year in 2007, with world premieres, new productions, commissioned shows and special events.

Brighton has always been a theatrical town and Theatre Royal Brighton, the symbol of its theatrical heritage, has taken the “leading role” for over 200 years. 

The history of Theatre Royal Brighton represents a microcosm of British theatre and most leading actors and actresses have performed here.


In celebration of this major anniversary, the city of Brighton & Hove completed its cultural quarter, centred on Theatre Royal Brighton, the Royal Pavilion, Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, Dome Arts Complex and Jubilee Library. New Road, which unites Theatre Royal Brighton with The Royal Pavilion Estate, opened as a pedestrianised area in 2007, creating a focus on this famous theatre and enhancing Brighton’s vibrant cultural economy.

Press Coverage

The Times

3 March 2007
‘Stars in their eyes’: Full-page feature with images, by Louise Rodden.

The Daily Telegraph

31 March 2007
‘Seagulls in the midst of a matineé’ : Large feature with image, by Nigel Richardson.

Woman’s Hour (Radio 4)

27 June 2007
Feature on Theatre Royal, Brighton.

Meridian Television

26 June 2007
Feature on Theatre Royal Brighton.

The New Statesman

12 February 2007
‘Sea, sand and show-offs’: Full-page feature with two images, by William Cook.

The Stage

8 February 2007
‘Scene around’: Photo feature with two images.

The Lady

1-7 May 2007
‘The Reign of the Royal’: Two page feature with five images, by Nick Smurthwaite.


June 2007
‘Broadway on sea’: Four-page feature with seven images. Lead-in on front page ‘Kiss me quick! Theatre Royal Brighton celebrates 200 years’, by Marcus Waring. 

12 March 2007
‘Brighton’s 200th theatrical anniversary…’: Two page blog by Mark Shenton.


9 February 2007
‘AI Profile: Julian Boast - Following the grey lady’: Three-page feature with four images, by Simon Tait.

5 April 2007
Front cover image of Sir Anthony Sher in the part of Kean, taken in the Theatre Royal, with full article inside magazine.

Le Courier Picard

28 January 2007
‘Le théâtre Royal féte son bicentenaire’: Full-page feature with three images, by Didier Debril. 

The Ambassador Theatre Group Magazine

Spring 2007
‘Theatre royalty’: Full-page feature with two images.

The Whistler

April/May 2007
‘Happy Birthday Theatre Royal Brighton’: Front page and full-page feature (‘Theatre Royal 1807-2007’).

North Laine Runner

May/June 2007
‘Ellen was a very shrewd manager’: Two-page special report (two stories and a round-up) with two images.

North Laine Runner

March/April 2007
‘Theatre Royal’s first actor/manager’: Full-page feature with image.

North Laine Runner

January/February 2007
‘Bicentenary year for Theatre Royal’: Full-page feature with image.

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