Eat & Drink
Make yourself at home in our café, bar or restaurant. During the day pop in for Coffee & Cake while catching up with friends. By evening, save time and be ready for the performance with drinks or a pre-show meal.
Serving fresh, seasonal ingredients locally sourced whenever possible. Prelude is the perfect modern setting for you to enjoy a meal before the performance
If you’re looking for a more casual dining experience, we also offer a range sharing platters in the Long Bar.
You can book via the website here or email email@example.com. Alternatively you can leave a message on our restaurant booking line by calling 01603 598577. We would ask for you to provide details of your name, date of booking, number of guests and preferred time and a member of our team will come back to you regarding your reservation.’ The restaurant booking line is not monitored. We endeavour to respond to all enquiries within 24 hours.
Pre-Theatre Dining: Open 2hrs 30mins prior to each show
Prelude is open before each show and we look forward to welcoming both theatregoers and those looking to enjoy a relaxing meal at Norwich Theatre.
You can find Prelude on the ground floor of the Theatre Royal.
Click here for directions to the theatre, and for details on parking.
If you have a reservation in the restaurant and are running late on the night, don’t worry! As a reservation only restaurant the table will be yours for the evening.’ If you arrive within 30 minutes of your table reservation, please be advised there may be a delay on your order being taken. If you arrive 30 minutes after your allocated reservation we cannot guarantee we will be able to fully accommodate your dining requirements (*show & time dependent) although we will do our best to ensure you don’t miss the start of the show!’
We are delighted to introduce our brand new addition to the Norwich Theatre family. Our Café Royal team will be thrilled to welcome you in and serve you barista made coffee, freshly made cakes, locally produced sandwiches and of course a scone and tea.
Open 7 days a week, our café is the perfect spot to relax with friends, take a break from the city, or grab a bite before work.
Café Royal has indoor and outdoor (under cover) seating so we are always prepared for the English weather.
Based in the Theatre Royal building, located in the stalls bar, you can pop in for a coffee, meet friends and even pick which shows you want to come to!
As part of the Norwich Theatre family, our café is an inclusive space, open to all. With local produce and Direct Trade coffee, we are ethical, environmentally conscious and yummy.
A fantastic, friendly space serving real ales from local breweries, German lagers on tap, delicious wines, exotic tea and coffee and splendid small snacks.
Mon – Wed 4pm-11pm, Thu 3pm -11pm, Fri & Sat 12-11pm and Sun 12-7pm
For the latest bar events and news call 01603 766 669 or follow @theplayhousebar on Instagram.
An intimate, quieter place away from the busy hustle and bustle of the bar. Great for catching up with friends pre-theatre show, getting on with some work with free WIFI or just relaxing.
You’ll receive a warm welcome in either of the Theatre Royal’s two bars which service the circle and the stalls.
The circle bar is a great place to meet pre-show for a drink or a bite to eat.
The stalls bar opens an hour before the show ideal for a quick drink and chat before the performance begins.
Our Bar opens 90 minutes prior to the performance, sit and relax before the show and have a drink in our spacious bar
There is bar menu available each show time serving light snacks. It’s available from 12.30pm on a matinee day and from 5.30pm for evening performances