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Built in 1788, The Georgian Theatre Royal is the UK's oldest working theatre. Enjoy a guided tour of the Theatre or come to see a live performance - or both! With a diverse programme of events, including theatre, family shows, music and stand-up...more
All reviewsguided tourexcellent tourknowledgeable guidebox officebehind the sceneswooden benchesgeorgian gemoriginal formevery hourunique experiencean absolute gemstep back in timefascinating insightwell worth a visitvisiting richmondnorth yorkshireperformance
The guided tour is excellent and great value. What a fab-u-lous place! Informative guide and a most interesting visit. Highly recommend. Some narrow stairs to negotiate. However there is a lift to the different levels.
Extremely well informed volunteers dressed in period costumes take you around the whole venue. I would have liked to to spend more time in the Education Room reading the information on the walls but this was a minor critiscm. The visit was entertaining, informative and...More
We’ve been to this unique theatre many times for performances but never done the tour. Over the Bank Holiday we had a visitor to stay and thought it a perfect addition to an outing to Richmond. At only £5 each (£4 for English Heritage members)...More
On my first visit to Richmond in 2013 I was fortunate in getting a private tour of the Theatre as I had missed the official tour.It's steeped in history and has been lovingly restored to its former glory.If you're staying in Richmond then you must...More
We had an amazing tour around the theatre. Dave our tour guide was really welcoming and informative. A fascinating experience which really was a highlight of our trip. Well worth the £5, and nice to know the money is going to support this theatre.
Visited as a family with children aged 13 and 6. All were engaged throughout the full 1 hour tour. The guide answered all questions put to her, and provided lots of detail as we looked around. Great value for money...an hour well spent.
If you have any interest at all in theatre history, this is MUST!
We ended up as two people who could have been lost in a large group that the guide was not expecting; it would have been so easy for us to have "swamped"...More
Managed to do the tour this afternoon and we thought it was excellent. Hearing the stories from a very enthusiastic guide who took things slowly to accommodate a guest who wasn't fully mobile. Loved seeing around and hope to get back to see a performance...More