• Welcome to the Old Theatre Royal in Bath
    Welcome to the Old Theatre Royal in Bath

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.

Latest News

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

Great Bath Feast 2015
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    A Mad Hatter’s Masquerade at Bath’s Old Theatre Royal! *EVENT CANCELLED* Regrettably, this event has been cancelled by the Bath Feast organisers due to logistical issues.  We apologise for any inconvenience... 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