Princess Margaret 1982

Celebrating 30 Year History

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The Theatre Royal Plymouth is celebrating its 30th Birthday this year, and has taken the opportunity to go back through the archives and find some of the highlights.

From the time the theatre was officially opened in 1982 by Princess Margaret, stars ranging from Barbara Windsor to Bill Nighy and Sir Ian McKellen to James Corden have appeared on stage in Plymouth.

As well attracting star names, Europe’s first purpose built production and education centre, TR2 was opened by the Earl of Wessex in 2003 and thousands of local people have taken part in community products such as High Heels in the Rubble and Union Street.

Some of the key moments in the theatre’s history have been put on a timeline which can be viewed here. The theatre wants to hear from anyone who has special memories of the theatre – whether it is seeing a favourite star on stage, being involved in one of the community productions or memories of your very first visit to the theatre.

These memories will be brought together and a selection published on the Theatre Royal website in an ongoing project to mark the 30th year of the theatre.

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