Georgian Theatre Royal

Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond: Hours, Address, Georgian Theatre Royal Reviews: 5/5

Georgian Theatre Royal
5
Speciality Museums • Theatres
Read more
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Write a review
About
Built in 1788, The Georgian Theatre Royal is the UK's oldest working theatre in its original form. We are currently still open for tours, although all live performances have been put on hold for the moment. Guided 'back-stage tours are suitable for children and adults alike and run every hour on the hour (10am until 4pm Monday to Saturday). Our enthusiastic guides will entertain you with the fascinating story of the Theatre as well as providing a colourful insight into life in Georgian England. Find out who has graced the historic stage over the centuries and discover how the early actors lived and worked, walking miles between venues with their families in tow. Come and see why we're consistently number 1 of 'things to do in Richmond' on TripAdvisor!
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
What is Travellers’ Choice?
Tripadvisor gives a Travellers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travellers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.

Top ways to experience nearby attractions

Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

5.0
461 reviews
Excellent
411
Very good
43
Average
6
Poor
1
Terrible
0

Hillary S
Wigan, UK201 contributions
Highly recommend this tour - it is a quirky and unique experience.
The guides are very knowledgeable and are so good at bringing history to life. They are also friendly and helpful.
There was a backstage experience and the tour was VERY good value for money.
It was definitely the highlight of our visit to Richmond.
Written 23 July 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Millie024
Llantwit Major, UK434 contributions
Couples
We were fortunate to be the only participants in a guided tour, led by an exceptional volunteer, and followed too.by a student on work experience. The guide was able to make the eighteenth century players live again for us. He explained the building comprehensively, and packed into an hour a course on the history of the theatre. Very interesting, professional and educational. We purchased the excellent guide book. An unusual visit, we would recommend it.
Written 12 July 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

CheshireCheese11
Altrincham, UK171 contributions
Solo
I joined the hourly tour, led by Jerry. It was a really good insight into the history of this Georgian theatre . The tour lasted approx 60 mins & the guide was very knowledgable & overall the £5 tour was interesting & well worth while. The theatre is staffed by very friendly people & it was a joy to visit.
Written 6 July 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

craigluscar
Dunfermline, UK13,603 contributions
Couples
This is easily the finest example of a Georgian theatre in the Uk . Amazing that practically all the fittings of the stage and auditorium have survived intact. The tour by guide Guy is comprehensive and interesting , if you are in the area it is a must do .The attraction costs £10.00 For the two of us and it was money well spent. You will not be disappointed
Written 5 July 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

michaelmari0n
Devizes, UK98 contributions
This gem of a theatre is well worth a visit. Guy, our guide. was very knowledgeable and we thoroughly enjoyed our tour.
Written 30 June 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

peebosity
Zurich, Switzerland75 contributions
It's a big surprise to me that the Georgian Theatre Royal is not better known nationally given that it's an original building and interior from 1788 with a truly fascinating story. Our tour guide was excellent - she had obvious passion for the place, and was full of knowledge and engagement with questions. It's a working theatre and, having seen the beautiful and special interior, I would love to see a performance here if I ever get the chance.
Written 22 June 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Ann
4 contributions
Friends
First class guide Guide Gary shared his enthusiasm for what is a clearly loved gem. Lots of history but embellished with the characters and the reasons for why 'box office' or 'backstage crew'. Sat in a box or seeing the original gorgeous scene paintings, with Georgian dressing up. Would recommend highly.
Written 14 June 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Sarah G
Harrogate, UK1,382 contributions
I did a tour of the theatre and was wowed by it, what an amazing and unique place, do visit if you can and I would love to return for a show some time.
Written 30 May 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Karen H
Cardiff, UK294 contributions
Family
Extremely welcoming staff make this visit and the tour both interesting and informative. The theatre is beautifully restored and gives a genuinely impression of how it must have felt to have been entertained in Georgian times.

Our guide was extremely knowledgeable with many stories from the theatre’s colourful past.

This is a little gem and well worth exploring and contains the oldest original painted scenery in the UK.

Would love to see a production here.

Tours are run on the hour and cost £5 for adults and £2 for children.
Written 15 April 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

jollyjools
Scarborough, UK52 contributions
Couples
Booked to see Troy Hawke (comedian) more to experience the theatre than see the act however both were first rate. The theatre is run by volunteers who ooze pride and enthusiasm and rightly so. This is a unique and quirky venue delivering a first class experience. Had a fabulous evening.
Written 28 February 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Showing results 1-10 of 460
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Georgian Theatre Royal

Georgian Theatre Royal is open:
  • Mon - Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Restaurants near Georgian Theatre Royal: View all restaurants near Georgian Theatre Royal on Tripadvisor