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The perfect ingredients!

Friends save 20% with the most generous Friends scheme in the UK and the largest arts membership scheme in the region with over 6,000 members.

You can enjoy….. 20% off Theatre Royal tickets*….. 20% off drinks at Theatre Royal bars**….. Priority booking ahead of the public ….. Free ticket exchange or credit note***….. Friends newsletter each season ….. Book online with your discount ….. and much, much more!

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Priority booking?
You can’t say Pharaoh than that!

Upgrade your membership

If at any time you wish to upgrade to Friends Membership, your Advantage Membership fee will be deducted from your Friends Membership – so Advantage membership is effectively free when you join the Friends!

Get in touch

You can also join when you book your tickets in person or on the phone. For further information, to join without booking tickets or to be sent a copy of the membership leaflet please call 0191 244 2511 or email

Welcome Friends, you’re in good company

Matcham's Numbers

Matcham’s Numbers is a prize draw that raises funds for the Theatre Royal and gives those taking part the chance to win a monthly cash prize.

For just £12.00 per year you can be in with the chance of winning, please email if you would like to take part.

Congratulations to our MATCHAM’S NUMBERS winners!

October 2020 -128 – Ms J Svenson
November 2020 – 191 BA Sweeting
December 2020 – 340 Ms H Johnson
January 2021 – 311 Mr D Greenwood
February 2021 – 67 Mrs B Allan
March 2021 – 316  Dr E Manning

April 2021 – 201  Dr J Suddes
May 2021- 215 Mrs A Robinson
June 2021- 115 D Barker
July 2021- 299 Mrs M Palmer
August 2021- 395 Mrs A Robley
September 2021- 177 Mrs HP Wilson

All winners will be notified by post. Good Luck to everyone taking part in future draws!