New Theatre Royal is a beautiful and welcoming  environment to relax in, whether you’re seeing a show, having lunch with friends, or grabbing a coffee.

Rutley’s Bistro


Located on the first floor of our Victorian Theatre, Rutley’s Bistro provides a stylish and relaxed atmosphere. Rutley’s is open for freshly ground artisan coffee and a selection of teas, as well as lunch and pre-theatre dinner. Enjoy great service and superb locally sourced food.

Opening Times:

Monday – Friday Daytime, 11am-2.30pm

Whether you are looking for a sandwich, a light bite or a full lunch our menu offers a variety of dishes to suit all tastes. Click here to view: Rutley’s Bistro Daytime Menu

We also offer a pre-order service for lunches. You can call us in the morning and we will have your food ready for you, if you are very busy we can box it up for you to take away too.


Pre-Theatre Dinner – from 5pm before an evening performance (pre-booking is essential)

Our dinner menu changes frequently to reflect the different shows and seasons, with a 2 course meal at only £18.95 and 3 courses at £21.95. It’s great way to start your evening at the theatre.

Click here to view Rutleys Bistro’s Pre-Theatre Dinner Menu

You can contact Rutley’s Bistro at or call  02392 778993



The Matcham and Phipps Bars  each with a range of wines, spirits, beer, soft and hot drinks. Why not treat yourself to a bottle of wine before the show, and we can keep it chilled until the interval for you.

You can pre-order your interval drinks in both the Matcham and Phipps Bars.

Opening Times – Open 60 minutes before the performance


Free WiFi is available.