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The 39 Steps

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Alfred Hitchcock’s classic spy thriller, The 39 Steps, is back after delighting over 3 million people worldwide with its quintessentially plucky spirit and dashing sense of fun!

Brilliantly and hilariously recreated for the stage, the smash hit Olivier and Tony Award Winning comedy is touring the UK after nearly 10 years in London’s West End, taking Broadway by storm and  playing in 39 different countries across the globe.

Follow the incredible adventures of our handsome hero Richard Hannay, complete with stiff-upper-lip, British gung-ho and pencil moustache as he encounters dastardly murders, double-crossing secret agents, and, of course, devastatingly beautiful women.

This wonderfully inventive and gripping comedy thriller features four fearless actors, playing 139 roles in 100 minutes of fast-paced fun and thrilling action.

Important information

Running time: 2 hours including interval

Ticket prices – £10 – £44

Friends, Best and Gold Friends
– Half price first night 
Friends – 5% Off
Gold and Best Friends – 10% Off
Corporate – £2 Off
Over 60s – £3 Off Bands A-D midweek matinee
Under 25s – £6 Off Bands A-D midweek matinee and Weds & Thurs evenings
Schools – £16.50 Bands A-D midweek matinee and Thurs evening. 1 x free teacher or supervising adult ticket with every 10 tickets purchased
Groups – Bands A-D Monday to Thursday 20+ 10% Off, 40+ 20% Off, 80+ 25% Off

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Prelude Restaurant

Why not visit our restaurant…

Make your theatre trip extra special and dine in Prelude, a fresh and contemporary space inspired by the building’s art deco heritage.

With the hassle taken out, relax and enjoy our seasonal set price menu in Prelude. Your table is reserved for the whole evening, so you can enjoy your dessert and drinks in the show interval. Plus, Theatre Royal Friends can enjoy a 10% discount!



Norwich Theatre Royal - Auditorium | 2020


Stairway to comic heaven. A delightful new production. Intrigue and romance with flat-out comedy
Daily Mail

After nearly a decade in the West End, the fun and madness of The 39 Steps is back on a UK tour. Joyful theatre to watch. Mix a classic spy novel with the genius of Alfred Hitchcock, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps
Broadway World

Delicious adaptation, A thoroughly sweet show. Physical theatre at its best. An evening of non-stop fun.
The Review Hub

Always tongue-in-cheek, the show is thrillingly funny and villainously clever. The 39 Steps is a must see
The Spy in the Stalls

A touch of Morecambe and Wise’s The Play What I Wrote and a hint of Tommy Cooper. A glorious sense of fun. A full-on parody of the thriller genre, packed with hammy characterisations, amusing visual gags and plenty of cross dressing.
West End Best Friend


Eat & Drink

Fresh, seasonal, and locally sourced produce. Enjoy the best in food and drink  at our restaurant Prelude or a quick delicious bite before the show.

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