Guided Tours - Old Theatre Royal

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the the latest government advice regarding the Covid-19 emergency, there will be no public tours of The Old Theatre Royal until further notice. The vast majority of our Voluntary Guides are in government-designated at-risk groups, and it is our duty to protect them as best we can during these difficult times.  We have therefore instructed them not to report for duty until government advice is such that it will be safe for them to do so. 

Guided tours of the Old Theatre Royal are available throughout the year.  Tours commence at the following times:
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday at 11am & 2.30pm
Saturday at 2.30pm only

Guided tours of our historical listed building take approximately 1 hour.  Visitors have the opportunity to stand on the very stage where Sarah Siddons, the finest Tragic Actress of all time, received the adulation of her audiences.  The tour will then go backstage to see the original 18th Century Scenery Loft.

The tour also visits the chapel where Bishop Baines prepared before delivering his fiery sermons.  Then groups can enter the vaults below.  This is where exiled French nobility were once buried.

Additionally, visitors will experience the ambience of one of the grandest Masonic Halls in the country.  Finally the tour concludes in the Edward Gayner Museum.  The museum is home to possibly one of the finest collections of rare Masonic Artefacts in the World.

Prices are:

Tickets availablePrice
Family (2 Adults plus 2 children)£12
Children (6 to 16)£3.50
Children under 6FREE

Group Bookings (10 or more) by prior arrangement


Tickets are available on the door, from BATH BOX OFFICE in Terrace Walk and by telephone on 01225 463362.

You can also buy tickets in advance online:



Download PDF leaflet HERE