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Eat & Drink

Our newly refurbished bars and restaurants offer an exciting selection of food and drink with a warm welcome.

The Dress Circle Restaurant

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.

2 Courses £17.50
3 courses £22.50

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

To book please call the food and beverage team on 0115 989 5569 or email

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Open all day, every day, Yarn is a new craft beer and pizza bar located on the ground floor of the Theatre Royal. Everyone is welcome, whether you are seeing a show or simply passing by, and there is no need to book.

Opening Times
Sunday – Thursday 11.30am – 11pm
Friday and Saturday 11.30am – midnight

Monday – Saturday:
Food served 12pm – 9pm.

Sunday: Carvery only, served 12pm – 7pm
Options include three roasts (including vegan)
£10.95 1 course
£13.95 2 courses
Kids eat for £1* during the panto season (8 December – 13 January)
To secure your table you’re welcome to book in advance, however please be aware that bookings will only be taken from 1.30pm-5pm on days when there is a performance
*Under 12’s

Visit Yarn’s website for more information

View Mon - Sat Menu

Foyer Bars

Bars on all main foyer areas of the Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall offer a range of drinks to enjoy pre-show and during the interval. All bars offer a pre-order service for interval drinks. Hot snacks including Nachos and hotdogs are available from the Royal Concert Hall buffet bar on level 2.

Opening Times
Foyer bars open an hour before show time and close at the interval. Yarn will remain open until 11pm (midnight Friday and Saturday.