Official Opening of the Theatre Royal Plymouth (1982)

Celebrating 40 years of the Theatre Royal. Watch the film to see its first night and plaque unveiling.

Princess Margaret opens Plymouth’s new Theatre Royal to the public on 5 May 1982. Janet Fookes MP and Theatre Director David Harris are featured with the cast from the first performance including actor Leonard Rossiter and American singer-songwriter Gene Pitney.

AR/chive is a partnership of The Box, University of Plymouth and High Street Heritage Action Zone – 'breathing life back into our city centre for future generations'.
AR/chive is supported by BFI, Arts Council England and Historic England awarding National Lottery funds.