The Marina, Lowestoft, Suffolk NR32 1HH
Box Office: 01502 533200
With a mixture of live entertainment and great cinema, the Marina Theatre, in Lowestoft, is at the cultural heart of the community.
The original theatre started life in the 1870s 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 26 April, the Haymarket Drama Society were the first to perform on the stage. 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.
In recent years the Marina has become one of the leading Civic Venues in the country. Following the first visit of the Moscow City Ballet and Orchestra, the venue has hosted world-class opera and acts as diverse as Chinese Acrobats to Ken Dodd.In 2005, the Marina became a residence of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, one of only two venues outside London to be granted such a prestigious honour.
How To Get There
Lowestoft train station is approximately a 10 minute walk from the theatre and is served by a taxi rank. For more information, please call National Rail Enquiries on +44 (0)8457 484950.
There is ample car parking in the Somerfield multi-storey, 200 metres from the Theatre. All levels are open until midnight. On leaving the car park follow the signs to The Marina Theatre.