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Theatre Royal Wakefield

Drury Lane, WAKEFIELD, WF1 2TE
01924 211311

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Transport

Just a two minute walk from Westgate Train Station (located across the road) and on the route of the Free City Bus that runs regularly throughout the day and night.

Bar

Open at least 45 minutes before curtain up.

Access Info

Eight wheelchair spaces and accessible toilet facilities. The wheelchair occupant and one companion are entitled to discounted tickets for all performances. Please clearly state at the time of booking if a wheelchair space is required.

An induction loop system is installed. The minicom number is 01924 215 522. Guide dogs are admitted.

The theatre opened in 1894 as the Wakefield Opera House, and was built for a price of £13,000. Theatre Royal Wakefield, the jewel in Wakefield’s crown, was the design and vision of famous architect Frank Matcham. Matcham was born on 22 November 1854 in a small village in Devon. He did his architectural apprenticeship and then went on to work in Wakefield and the surrounding area on a number of different occasions. In 1893 Matcham starting to work on the design for Theatre Royal Wakefield, and the following year the theatre opened to the public on 15 October 1894.

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