New Theatre Royal
Entertainment for absolutely everyone at the New Theatre Royal
The New Theatre Royal in Portsmouth promises a sterling night of entertainment no matter what's on. Depending on your taste, you can enjoy everything from rip-roaring stand-up comedy to some of the best musicals to have come out in the modern era. There's also plenty of dramatic theatre, with classical plays being put on by a number of local and touring theatre companies. The age range served by these runs the whole spectrum from the littlest ones to those who are old enough to remember original performances of some classic plays that have been put on here over the years. For all-round entertainment enjoyment in Portsmouth, you can't do better than buying or selling New Theatre Royal tickets on StubHub.
A theatre heritage like few others in Britain
If ever there was a British theatre with a historical pedigree to be envious of, it's the New Theatre Royal. It dates back to 1761 and was mentioned in a Charles Dickens, for a start. It did duty with the War Office during the Second World War and has been packed to the rafters for many thousands of performances that have been lost in the mists of time since its first official theatre performance, that of the Massinger comedy A New Way To Pay Old Debts, starring leading man of the day, William Shalders. Over the years is has also been an opera house and, of course, a music venue. The theatre received an extensive refurbishment in the early years of the 2000s, and since 2014, it has featured a Full Fly Tower that has allowed the stage to be extended in depth by 10 metres. This has given the shows an extra dimension, enabling the theatre to put on big musical spectaculars like FAME! The Musical and Jeff Wayne's The War of the Worlds, the now classic live stage musical version of the famous HG Wells radio transmission. This tradition continues, so if that's piqued your interest, you can get your New Theatre Royal tickets right here, right now.
From high brow theatre to air guitar frivolity
Other performances at the New Theatre Royal that are worth mentioning include some of the most high-brow theatre you could imagine, like the late 2010s staging of Jane Eyre. It's also been the site of events on completely the opposite end of the cultural spectrum, like the NTR record-breaking attempts at the longest live comedy stand-up show, and the largest gathering of air guitarists in one place. Neither were successful, but this should surely give you an indication of the sheer variety on offer here. Speaking of stand-up comedy, the likes of Tom Stade have been seen here too. So get your New Theatre Royal tickets on StubHub and get your fill of this splendid entertainment feast too.
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