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Timings : The Theatre Royal is closed when there are no Main House performances. During Ustinov performances, the theatre opens 30 minutes in advance. The Theatre Box Office is open as follows: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM - Monday to Saturday 12:00 PM to start of a show - Sundays 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Bank holidays

Time Required : Depends on the show.

Theatre Royal, Bath, Bath Overview

One of the former, oldest and presently functioning theatres of ancient Bath, the Theatre Royal was inaugurated in 1805 with a Shakespearean play; Richard III. Located on Sawclose, the theatre is a 4-minute walk from the Bath city centre. With an accommodation of 900 visitors, the preserved Theatre Royal is one of the limited models of the architecture of the era.

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Booking details

Book your tickets online through the 24-hour service.
A booking fee is levied along with the ticket price depending on the viewing place.
You could avail discounts depending on offers.

Booking fees: (per ticket)
Main House and Ustinov Studio - GBP 1.50 INR 132.50
The Egg -  GBX 50   INR 44.2
Main House
(Building levy is an              - GBP 2.00 INR 176.51
addition to the main booking fee) 

Features of the Theatre Royal

  • Main House - Theatre, dance, opera, ballet and pantomime events throughout the year
  • Ustinov Studio - Initiated in the year 2011,
  • the Ustinov Studio is a smaller theatre having a 150-seat capacity. It hosts a range of committed programmes to improvise interests of the youth and disabled writers.
  • The studio has partnered with various other theatre associations and helps in promoting small scale theatre, comedy, music and dance that are touring.
  • The Egg - Started in the year 2005, The Egg is a unique initiation providing space for theatrical expressions of children, youth and families.
  • This venue went on to be recognized on a national scale as a centre that works with children, youth, students, community groups, colleges and universities all through the country.

Events and activities held in the theatre

  • Apart from one time events and other individual entertainers, the Theatre Royal does host a couple of annual events such as Family Theatre Festival, Summer Season and the Shakespeare Unplugged Festival
  • The theatre has some traditional programmes in play as well, such as the famous Christmas family pantomime.

History of the Theatre Royal, Bath

  • Established in 1805, The Theatre Royal was a replacement of the Old Orchard Street Theatre which is now a Freemason’s hall.
  • The theatre was hit by a fire emergency in the year 1862, leaving only a few walls intact.
  • The theatre was shut for nine months in 1902 to undertake a few building requirements as put down by the Royal Charter.
  • Performances continued even during the first World War.
  • During the Great Depression, The Theatre Royal closed again for six months due to low-profit rates.
  • A renovation project was launched in the year 2009 to make the
  • two-century-old building fit for the younger and modern generation audience.
  • The theatre was officially reopened in September 2010.


  • The theatre is listed as a Grade II building.
  • It holds together an intricate Georgian architectural style.
  • The oldest portion of this mature theatre is the former Garrick’s Head located at St. John’s Close.


Ustinov theatre is pretty small. If you are 6 ft and above, you may find it difficult.

How To Reach Theatre Royal, Bath

Situated on Saw Close, The Theatre Royal is a minute’s walk from the city centre. Ustinov and the Egg are located on Monmouth Street, and St. John’s Place respectively and are short distances from the city centre as well.

Parking is not provided on the theatre’s vicinity. There are parking spots at various locations throughout the city, some of which are; Charlotte Street, Avon Street and Southgate.

Parking charges at the spots mentioned above are :
After 6:00 PM:
Charlotte Street - GBP 1.50 INR 132.32
Per evening:
Avon Street - GBP 2 INR 176.43
Southgate - GBP 5 INR 441.07

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