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

    What's on at Bath's oldest Theatre

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Nearly 250 years ago, an anonymous building in a quiet cobbled backstreet of Bath became the first Theatre Royal outside of London.  Although the theatre closed in 1805, and the building was subsequently modified for other uses, the stage remains, as does much of the auditorium space.  In recent years that space has been made available for performance events, particularly during some of the City’s many specialist Festivals.  These pages provide information on those, plus upcoming events at the Old Theatre Royal.

Latest News

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

Bath International Music Festival
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The 2016 Bath International Music Festival features an outstanding programme of widely varied music performances and the Old Theatre Royal provides a beautiful setting with a great acoustic for some wonderful artists once again this... Read More

Bath Fringe Festival line-up for 2016 announced
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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

Bath Literature Festival 2016
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The Bath Literature Festival 2016 starts on Friday 26th February and boasts a packed programme of events.  Take a look at some of the delights that the Festival has to offer at the... Read More