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Bath's Old Orchard Street Theatre

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Great Tour,Great Building,Great Story.

The story surrounding the history of the building is fascinating.The guide (a mason himself) was... read more

Reviewed May 1, 2018
Fantastic Tour

A tour of a very old theatre that is now used as a Masonic Hall by Freemasons in Bath. This will be... read more

Reviewed February 7, 2018
Adrian B
Sandbach, United Kingdom
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12 Old Orchard Street, Bath BA1 1JU, England
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Reviewed May 1, 2018

The story surrounding the history of the building is fascinating.The guide (a mason himself) was very good.It was great to see backstage and the museum in the crypt. The tour took about one and a half hours and just flew by.Well worth £6. As I...More

Thank EdinburghKaren
Reviewed February 20, 2018

I have been waiting for ages to do this tour of the original Georgian Theatre in Bath, and was not disappointed when I finally made it today. The theatre aspect was fascinating, but even more interesting was the subsequent history of the building. From Catholic...More

Thank Von G
Reviewed February 7, 2018 via mobile

A tour of a very old theatre that is now used as a Masonic Hall by Freemasons in Bath. This will be of much interest to both Masons and non Masons alike. My wife and I turned up outside the entrance just before 2.30 and...More

Thank Adrian B
Reviewed November 1, 2017

I happened upon this fabulous museum and tour tucked away in a back street and spent a fabulous hour and a half learning about the original Theatre Royal - before the "Royal" patronage was given - and about The Masonic Lodge. The tour guide was...More

Thank 2017amelia
Reviewed October 11, 2017

Do not miss this guided tour. Such a wonderful, informative guide and what a marvellous collection of masonic artefacts. The Theatre is tucked away down a side street and pure magic inside.

Thank wendyjmsamuels46
Reviewed September 7, 2017

Absolutely brilliant, really worth the effort of visiting. Only open at certain times and tickets can be obtained from the tourist information centre by the Abbey. Our tour guide is a Mason at the hall and very interesting. Very knowledgeable and informative. Learnt a great...More

Thank John S
Reviewed August 29, 2017

David, our tour guide was fabulous. It is only open for 2 tours a day. We took the 2:30 tour. A little difficult to find, around a corner in an alley, nondescript building. David showed us all the rooms, backstage, upstairs and the basement. A...More

Thank yahootraveler64
Reviewed July 11, 2017

As a Freemason, I am very interested in seeing this place, but unfortunately it never seems to be open. Over 7 years I have not been able to get inside for various reasons. Come on Bath, one of your great sites, make it more accessible.

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Reviewed May 31, 2017

Amazing building that has had a number of different uses. Formally the original Theatre Royal, a Catholic Church and a Masonic Lodge. We had a great tour hosted by a very friendly guide who had many interesting facts and historical insights. This is not a...More

Thank mikem1900
Reviewed April 2, 2017

We discovered this by chance and were delighted with the tour. The guide was helpful and informative and covered the whole range of uses of the building, from a theatre to a church and on to a Masonic Hall. Well worth a visit.

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