A Hidden Gem
12 Old Orchard Street is an anonymous building in a quiet cobbled backstreet of this city of architectural gems. But behind the door is a unique 265 year history that has seen it become the first Theatre Royal outside of London, then a Catholic Chapel where bishops were ordained and, since 1865, the home of one of England’s oldest provincial Masonic Lodges. Still used regularly, the magnificent Masonic Temple is also a top venue for performance events, conferences and private functions. The building is open to the public on selected days each week for Guided Tours along with the Masonic Museum housed in the vaults beneath, making The Old Theatre Royal one of the “must see” places to visit in Bath.
There are not too many organisations that have existed for 150 years in the same building but, on 3rd December 2016, that is exactly what the Freemasons of Bath celebrated – the 150th Anniversary of Bath Masonic... Read More
Saturday 12th November 2016 Sassparella and Magnificent AK47s in Concert Old Theatre Royal Doors open 7.00pm Concert begins 7.30pm Join two of the West Country’s most entertaining choirs for a wonderful evening... Read More
The line-up for fringe@theOTR 2016, part of Bath Fringe Festival, has been announced, and features a very strong line-up including the world premiere performance of the The Unravelling Wilburys, and appearances from members... Read More