Georgian Theatre Royal

Georgian Theatre Royal

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Georgian Theatre Royal

The Georgian Theatre Royal was built in 1788 by Actor-Manager Samuel Butler as part of his theatrical circuit of eight venues across the region. It is the oldest working theatre in its original form in Britain and the museum houses the "Woodland Scene" Britain's oldest set of scenery. The building and stage area was providing entertainment during the Storming of the Bastille, Napoleonic Wars and the Independence of America. We provide up to three performances a week of live theatre together with guided tours of both the theatre and museum in addition to a very vibrant Youth Theatre group numbering over 250 with waiting lists
The Georgian Theatre (Richmond) Trust Limited is responsible for the management of the building securing it for the enjoyment and education of future generations
You are very welcome to pay us a visit and see for yourself Britain's oldest working theatre in its original form.