Free entry Family friendly


Opened in 1894, the theatrical masterpiece that is Theatre Royal Wakefield was designed by Victorian architect Frank Matcham.

In his prolific career, Matcham built hundreds of theatres – but none are as intimate as his smallest, most special creation in the centre of our city.

On their two stages – the original 19th century Matcham Auditorium, and the newer Walker Studio – there’s something to excite and delight everyone, from the smallest to the tallest! They have shows for families, for fans of music, drama, comedy and more

Theatre Royal Wakefield’s Creative Director is John Godber, whose plays are performed across the world. The award-winning and BAFTA nominated writer has created modern classics including Bouncers, Teechers and Up ‘n’ Under, and has the distinction of being one of the most performed writers in the English language.

Theatre Royal Wakefield productions can also be seen touring throughout the UK.

Venue opening hours

Monday : 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Tuesday : 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Wednesday : 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Thursday : 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Friday : 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Saturday : Closed

Sunday : Closed

    Access facilities

  • Accessible Toilet
  • Assistance Dogs Welcome
  • Guide Dogs Welcome
  • Hearing Aid Loop
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Venue Details

Find us at

12 Drury Lane, Wakefield, WF1 2TE




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Venue Facilities

  • Cafe on Site
  • Toilets