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The Georgian Theatre Royal

The Georgian Theatre Royal tours


Explore the history of the Georgian Theatre Royal with one of our entertaining and informative guides on a backstage Theatre Tour. The Georgian Theatre Royal is both a thriving community playhouse and a living theatre museum welcoming visitors of all ages to its hourly guided tours and museum. The museum is a fully accredited museum (MLA) and a Quality Assured Visitor Attraction.

Duration: 45 minutes

How to book: The Georgian Theatre Experience tour may be booked by phoning Jo Mawhinney, Office Manager, on +44(0)1748 823 710 or by email. Group bookings are also taken in advance on this number.

Tour dates: Tours take place every day from Monday to Saturday hourly from 10am to 4pm

Cost: £5 adults, £2 child, £4 English Heritage members. For a group booking, the cost is £4 per person.

How to get there


The Georgian Theatre Royal is located in village of Richmond in North Yorkshire approximately 4 miles from the A1/A1M and A66 at Scotch Corner and parking is available nearby. The nearest railway station is Darlington (12 miles).

For more information please see the theatre’s website.

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The Georgian Theatre Royal

Victoria Road
Richmond
North Yorkshire
DL10 4DW
England
Great Britain

Tel: +44(0)1748 823 710


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The Georgian Theatre Royal is Britain's oldest working theatre in its original form. The theatre was built by actor-manager Samuel Butler in 1788 and was in regular use until 1830s when audience numbers began to dwindle. By 1848 the theatre was being let as an auction room with wine vaults, constructed in the pit at about the same time. In 1960 a public appeal was launched and restoration of the theatre began. The Georgian Theatre Royal reopened in 1963 as a Grade I Listed building of special architectural or historical interest. Behind the stage, a small theatre museum was created in 1996.

With a capacity of 214 people the Georgian Theatre Royal is an intimate venue. The stage is arranged in rectangular form with a sunken pit, boxes on three sides and a small gallery above. The furthest seat is less than 11 metres from the stage, and thus the performers and theatregoers are in close proximity in this enchanting 'courtyard' theatre.

See The Theatres Trust Theatres Database ID 2260 Georgian Theatre Royal

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