Theatre:Theatre Royal Wakefield


Theatre Royal Wakefield

Theatre Royal Wakefield

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Following on from recent announcements in the media and comments made by the culture secretary, we have taken the decision that Theatre Royal Wakefield will not re-open for live performances until Spring 2021.

This decision has not been taken lightly. Like many other theatres, Theatre Royal Wakefield reliesheavily on the income from Pantomime and our associated activities during the festive season.

However, in light of the fact that we still have no clear idea when we will be able to re-open for public performances, and the fact that the process for accessing the £1.57bn of emergency funding for the arts has only just been unveiled, we feel that the risk of proceeding at this stage is simply too high. If we are to safeguard our building, staff and operations for the future then we must do everything we can to limit the risks we take at this point.

We understand that this will be hugely disappointing for our audiences, friends and colleagues and for this we are truly sorry. We hope to be able to return stronger than ever with a huge range of fantastic shows and of course that all important pantomime in 2021.

We are pleased to be able to announce that we have managed to reschedule most of the Autumn programme, including our pantomime, to 2021. Customers with tickets booked for shows in 2020 will be contacted by our team to advise of the new dates for their performances. We would like to ask for your patience at this time whilst we work our way through the huge number of customers in date order.

During our closure we will be restarting a lot of our learning & participation work with sessions beginning very soon. We wouldn’t be able to continue this vital work without the generous support of the people of the Wakefield District.

If you’d like to help us to secure the future of theatre in Wakefield please consider giving a donation, you can find out more about that here:

Thank you for your understanding during this incredibly difficult time.

Enquiries can still be made to, on 01924 211311 or on social media


Take your seats at the Theatre Royal Wakefield for a night you won’t forget!

The beautiful Grade II* listed building was built by renowned architect Frank Matcham in 1894 and has been delighting audiences ever since.

The theatre plays host to a variety of colourful and stirring performances from local amateur groups and national touring theatre companies, throughout the year.

Whether it’s musical theatre, comedy, ballet, live bands or drama you enjoy, you’ll be sure to find something to love.

So treat yourself to an evening of excitement and laughter at the Theatre Royal Wakefield, one of the jewels in Wakefield’s crown.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeMobility Accessibility FacilitiesDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowedHearing Accessibility Facilities

Opening details

Please see individual events for specific performance dates and times.


Please see individual events for specific prices.


See location of Theatre Royal Wakefield on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 329207  Lat: 53.68172 Long: -1.50336

By Road:
Follow signs for Wakefield city centre.
Several car parks are close by.

By Public Transport:
Nearest train station: Wakefield Westgate Railway Station
Nearest bus station: Wakefield Bus Station

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Wakefield Westgate station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Mobility Accessibility FacilitiesMobility Accessibility Facilities
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Hearing Accessibility FacilitiesHearing Accessibility Facilities