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Marina Theatre Lowestoft

London Road North, Lowestoft, NR32 1HH, United Kingdom

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Tel 01502 533 200

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About Marina Theatre Lowestoft

With a mixture of live entertainment and great cinema, the Marina Theatre, in Lowestoft, is at the cultural heart of the community but it has had a chequered existence.

The original theatre started life in the 1870’s as a roller skating rink into which owners erected a make-shift stage and renamed it The Rink Theatre.

The “Rink” was converted into the Marina in 1897 and, on April 26, the Haymarket Drama Society were the first to perform on the stage with Peter the Penman by Sir Charles Young.

The basis of the present theatre building was then erected, largely on the foundations of the old and was designed by Ernest Runtz and Co.

During its heyday, seven different pantomimes were presented during the Christmas period along with summer shows such as the musical comedies of McDonald and Young. The theatre also enjoyed visits from legends such as Gracie Fields and Ralph Richardson.

Theatre Café:
Our brand new café is located in the new building which also houses our relocated box office. Open Monday to Saturday from 10am, serving a wide range of speciality hot drinks, delicious cakes, and light meals. Perfect for a place to meet with friends for lunch, or enjoy a light meal before a performance.

Theatre Bar:
The Marina’s licensed bar is open on show nights from 6.30pm and most matinee performances from 1.30pm and is the perfect place to meet your friends for pre show, interval or after show drinks. Interval drinks may be pre-ordered from the Marina Bar.

Please note that due to licensing regulations only bottled soft drinks, purchased from the theatre shop or café are allowed in the auditorium at any time.

Please telephone us on 01502 533202 or use the Contact Us form at the top of the site.


General Services

  • 5 Star Rating

Special Opening

  • Open - All Year
  • Open - Christmas
  • Open - Easter
  • Open - New Year

Car Parking

  • Free Parking
  • Pay & Display Parking


  • Disabled Friendly

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