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“Fantastic little theatre” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Theatre Royal Bath

Theatre Royal Bath
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US$18.52*
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City Sightseeing Bath Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Ranked #8 of 154 things to do in Bath
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Owner description: This prestigious theater was built in the 17th century and continues to sponsor performances throughout the year.
Wiltshire, UK
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“Fantastic little theatre”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2014

Absolutely superb, pretty little provincial theatre that is often a try-out for the West End plays. We've seen so many wonderful productions here before they head to London.

Restaurants are close by and places like Strada and the Thai Balcony (both literally next door) do really quick pre-theatre suppers. Wine can be a tad pricey in the venue, but it's worth it to take a glass into the auditorium (in plastic glasses) to sip as you watch.

Parking is a bit of a nightmare in Bath, but the Kingsmead car park for the cinema is only a minute or two away and usually has spaces at theatre-time.

Visited October 2013
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“Panto Time”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2013

Oh yes it is, oh no it isn't! Go and see Peter Pan if you are staying in Bath over the New Year. It's a beautiful theatre, not too big so you do not have to strain ones eyesight to look at the stage.

Entertainment for the whole family - a special treat - whatever, you won't be disappointed.

Visited December 2013
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“Traditional Pantomime”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2013

You wouldn't expect Peter Pan to be a traditional Panto, at the Theatre Royal, Bath, it is. Do not miss it. Our 3yr old grandson was entranced. It has everything, lovely Wendy, flying principal boy Peter Pan, wicked Captain Hook, dame/governess & of course her son who would be buttons in any other panto. Lost boys & a very pretty dance troop from local dance school. Full of seaside innuendoes that go over the children's heads, but entertain the adults, songs with competing areas. Slap stick humour which made three generations laugh out loud. This is entertainment for all with a great cast who have fantastic timing. Can't wait to book for next year.

Visited December 2013
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“Great Traditional Panto - laughs for all ages!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2013

Peter Pan was a great treat - we went with a six and seven year old and the adults had as much fun watching their delight as we did enjoying the sprinkling of scurrilous adult jokes that went right over their little heads! Chris Harris is the perfect Dame - introduced as a stern and rather humorless Nanny Figure whom you just suspect of being capable of outrage and (fe)male cunning - rightly, as the plot develops! He is a master of comic timing. Peter and Wendy are just right - believable fantasies for the romantic children inside all of us. The troupe of comic acrobats are brilliant as pirates and their set piece was the climax of the show, especially for the kids. Perhaps the best thing was the design and execution of the visual effects - Peter Pan and the children flying towards us over the London rooftops to Neverland was beautifully fairy-taleish and Neverland itself was just how I remembered imagining it when I was that age. This is the go-to place for those of us who have never grown up... By definition!

Visited December 2013
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“Save the last dance for me”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2013

1950's Rock Musical. Great show - I took my parents, who sang along to all the tunes. Seats are not great for your back, as there is minimal support, but it is a beautiful theatre, with a small, intimate audience.

Visited December 2013
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