Eat & Drink

Yarn Bar

Yarn Bar is a craft beer, tapas and pizza bar. As well as the warm and welcoming bar, Yarn offers a unique open-air roof terrace, perfect for drinks on a summer’s evening, with views over the city skyline.

Everyone is welcome, whether you are seeing a show or simply passing by.  No pre-booking is required, parties will be seated on a first come, first served basis. 

Due to current coronavirus restrictions: Yarn Bar will only be accessible via the South Sherwood Street entrance.  Customers will need to check in on arrival for NHS Test and Trace and have their temperatures taken.   Parties of up to six people, or two households, will be seated and served at their table. We will have one-way systems and enhanced cleaning in place to ensure everyone’s safety and comfort.

Opening Times
Monday to Saturday: 12noon – 10.30pm
Sunday: closed, unless a there is a performance

Food served 12 noon – 9pm, Monday to Saturday, and 12pm – 6pm on Sunday.

Yarn Bar Menu



Dress Circle Restaurant

The Dress Circle restaurant is re-opening on Tuesday 10 August 2021.

Our Dress Circle Restaurant, located on the first floor of the Theatre Royal, offers an elegant pre-show dining experience for theatregoers. Our chefs create a new menu each month using the finest seasonal ingredients.

Opening Times
Our Dress Circle Restaurant opens at 5pm prior to evening performances and at 12pm for matinees.

To book please call 0115 989 5569 or email or for further information ask a member of our Box Office team.

Dress Circle Restaurant Menu

Foyer Bars

The Foyer bars are currently closed.

There are several bars in both the Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall offering a range of drinks to enjoy pre-show and during the interval. Don’t forget you can save time and skip the queue by pre-ordering your interval drinks once your arrive at the venue. Hot snacks including nachos and hot dogs are available from the Royal Concert Hall buffet bar on Level 2.

Opening Times
All of our foyer bars open an hour before the show starts and close after the interval.