The Fisher Theatre | Suffolk
Theatre in Bungay
The Fisher Theatre is located in the heart of the historic town of Bungay Suffolk, 15 miles South of Norwich, 40 miles East of Ipswich and just a 20-minute drive to the most easterly point at Lowestoft.
The Fisher Theatre, now a charity, is one of the oldest provincial theatres in the UK and was first opened on 28th February 1828 with a performance of ‘The Belle’s Stratagem’. The theatre was one of thirteen designed and built across East Anglia by David Fisher, serving the circuit of Fisher’s company, ‘The Norfolk and Suffolk Company of Comedians’. It closed just 16 years later in 1844 and sat quietly in the background in Bungay until 2006 when the resurrection of this ‘house of entertainment’ occurred following a long and very hard fundraising campaign.
It is difficult now to imagine life in the area without the vibrant Fisher Theatre. It’s at the heart of the community, providing an unusually broad programme of arts events, and has won a number of awards. The high-tech design features impress audiences and performers alike, and yet the Georgian heritage is preserved and cherished.Visit Website