The Georgian Theatre Royal
The Georgian Theatre Royal in Richmond occupies a unique place in theatre history. Built by Samuel Butler in 1788, it is the oldest working theatre in the UK in its original form and has recently been beautifully restored. It runs a varied artistic programme throughout the year, including a wide range of high-quality drama, dance, children’s theatre, opera and musical evenings.
It also runs regular guided tours that go back-stage to unveil a fascinating world of grease paint, wigs and even resident ghosts! Added to this, is the opportunity to look round the Theatre museum, which amongst its many exhibits displays Britain’s oldest surviving scenery, together with historic playbills, costumes and set.
Tours commence every hour from 10.00am to 4.00pm, Monday to Saturday from mid February to the end of October. Additional Sunday tours run from 12noon to 3.00pm from Easter until the end of August.
What´s on at The Georgian?
How to get there From 2CS
No need to take the car! 2CS Richmond is located just a stone´s throw away from the Georgian Theatre. Simply leave the cottage onto Victoria Road, turn right and the theatre is in front of you!
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