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Eat & Drink

We have plenty of places for you to relax  and replenish , from coffee and cake to full pre-theatre dining menus.



Come and enjoy our fresh, seasonal menu in Prelude.

Norwich Theatre Playhouse Bar

Playhouse Bar

A fantastic, friendly space serving a variety of drinks.

Norwich Theatre Royal Bars


Serving a variety of drinks to enjoy at our Circle or Stalls Bars.


Serving fresh, seasonal ingredients locally sourced whenever possible. Prelude is the perfect setting for a mid-morning coffee, relaxed lunch, afternoon tea, pre-show dining or a special occasion.

If you’re looking for a more casual dining experience, we also offer a full hot menu in the Circle Bar.

Opening Times


Pre-Theatre Dining: Open 2hrs 30mins prior to each show

If you have any specific requirements, our restaurant team are happy to help, so contact them on 01603 598577

Download the latest menus

To make reservation for lunch, pre-theatre dining, or special event.

Contact Prelude on

01603 598577

You can find Prelude on the ground floor of the Theatre Royal.

Click here for directions.

Playhouse Bar

A fantastic, friendly space serving real ales from local breweries, German lagers on tap, delicious wines, exotic tea and coffee and splendid small snacks.


Opening Times

Open from Mon 12 Apr 2021

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.

The Playroom

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.

The Playroom is occasionally available for hire for informal meetings, social events and private views.


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 from our hot and cold buffet (excl Sundays).  We also have freshly made sandwiches and cakes available.

The stalls bar opens an hour before the show ideal for a quick drink and chat before the performance begins.

Opening Times


Bar Menu

Our hot buffet is served from 12.30pm on matinee days and from 5.30pm on evening shows offering various hot dishes including jacket potatoes, chilli, pasta and salads. NB Not available before Sunday performances.


Avoid the rush by ordering your interval drinks in advance

Designed to make ordering your interval drinks easier and quicker, you can now skip the queues at no extra  cost! Order your drinks right up until the start of the show. Once you have placed an order you will receive a confirmation email which deliver simple instructions where to pick up your drinks order.

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Pre-Order using our mobile app

Download our free app to order your drinks in advance. Available from the App Store and Google Play, just search ntrbars.