• 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 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

The Herschel Ensemble
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Bath Recital Artists Trust will be staging their next concert at The Old Theatre Royal on Sunday 8th March, in association with the William Herschel Society It will feature The Herschel Ensemble, which... Read More

Bath Literature Festival 2015
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The Bath Literature Festival celebrates its 20th Anniversary this year, and The Old Theatre Royal will again be hosting seven of the events across the first weekend on 28th February and 1st March.... Read More