• 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

Top folk artist Ange Hardy at Bath Fringe
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Ange Hardy, heralded by The Telegraph as “one of Britain’s top folk musicians” for her 5-star 2014 album “The Lament of The Black Sheep”, will be performing at The Old Theatre Royal on Wednesday 3rd June... Read More

The Way We Heal – event cancelled
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We are sorry to announce that the company of South African Traditional Healers have been forced to cut-short their UK Tour and return to their homeland. Therefore it is with great regret that... Read More

Bath Fringe Festival line-up announced
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The line-up for fringe@theOTR 2015, part of Bath Fringe Festival, has been announced, and features a very strong line-up ranging from well-known local musicians to a touring production from South Africa. There is... Read More