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Bath's Old Orchard Street Theatre

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Great visit to the Bath Old Theatre Royal, Orchard Street

I had a very informative and interesting tour with Phil the tour guide. He was able to give me an... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Chris T
Time well spent

An (unexpectedly) absorbing tour of this fascinating building from its origins as a theatre... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Stessie1951
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a very informative and interesting tour with Phil the tour guide. He was able to give me an insight into this fantastic old building and it's several uses over the centuries. There is much evidence on show to illustrate its current use as...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An (unexpectedly) absorbing tour of this fascinating building from its origins as a theatre, through its ownership by the Catholic church and its transformation into a Masonic temple and museum. During the tour and visit to the underground museum one learns much more about the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Check the opening times for a tour.This is such an interesting tour and museum. The tour can take as long as you choose with the gentleman. We were a couple and because it was so interesting I am afraid it took the gentleman an hour...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed December 16, 2018

The Old Theatre is in a quiet street near Marks And Spencer. Originally a theatre it became a Catholic Church and is now a Masonic Hall. Despite the changes to the building the accoustics are remarkable. Our tour lasted over an hour and I feel...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 8, 2018

A fascinating location for everyone visiting or, in my case. living in Bath. The guide was superbly knowledgeable. He explained so clearly and with sensitivity and insight, not to mention passion, the history of this former Theatre Royal and the various political battles between the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 28, 2018 via mobile

Went on an excellent tour this morning. Very knowledgeable enthusiastic guide. Only £6.00 a bargain for over an hour. The building was Baths first Theatre, then Catholic Church now Its home to of the oldest Masonic lodge in the country. Outside the building is relatively...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 7, 2018

This interesting tour gave a wonderful insight into the varied history of both the building and the society. Trevor our guide had a passion for his subject & was willing to both impart knowledge & answer questions. Very worth a visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed September 27, 2018

Having done most of the other museums during a two week stay in Bath, I'm so glad that I discovered this lesser known tourist option. There are only a few guided tours a week so I expected it to be busy and booked in advance,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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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

Date of experience: April 2018
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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

Date of experience: February 2018
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