• Welcome to The Old Theatre Royal
    Welcome to The Old Theatre Royal

    265 years of Bath's History

265 Years of History

There is a great deal of history in the City of Bath, but few of its buildings can provide such a window on the most interesting parts of its social progress, from the Georgian period up to the present day.  The unique blend provided through the three periods of ownership brings together a diverse range of interests, and encompasses the development of entertainment, religion and benevolence within local society.
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.  During the 90-minute tour, your guide will illustrate the changes the building has undergone, the reasons for them, and introduce you to some of the individuals responsible for those changes, not only within our building, but in the wider development of the City itself.

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Bath Masonic Hall celebrates 150th Anniversary
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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

Loder Celebration Dinner 2015
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The Loder family were the leading musicians in Bath from the 1770’s until the 1850’s.  There were more than twenty family members across four generations who performed in local orchestras, as soloists and... Read More

George-dropping Museums
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Now until 31st July 2014 Discover Bath’s George-dropping museums. To celebrate 300 years since the Georgian era, Bath’s fabulous museums are offering some great deals and discounts until July. Bath’s Old Theatre Royal... Read More