The Georgian Theatre Royal

Richmond, North Yorkshire

01748 825252

Georgian Theatre Experience

The Georgian Theatre Experience

Immerse yourself in a world of greasepaint, first nights, stage fright, props, scenery and showbiz from days gone by..

The Georgian Theatre Experience gives a unique insight into the past and reveals the secrets of this, the most complete working Georgian playhouse in Britain.

During your visit you'll discover our exhibition area; finding out about the history of the theatre, built by actor-manager, Samuel Butler in 1788. You can try on costumes, learn about life as a Georgian actor and savour the sights, sounds and smells of 18th century England..

Don't miss our fully restored Woodland Scene. It's Britain's oldest surviving stage scenery.

You'll also get to see behind the scenes at the theatre itself. Stand on the stage, explore the pit and examine the scenery, enjoy the view from an exclusive box as well as the top tier cheap seats. Your guided tour is included in your Georgian Theatre Experience admission, which is valid for unlimited return visits for 12 months.


Normal opening hours are Monday to Saturday from mid-February to mid-November. Occasionally we are closed due to Theatre events so it is advisable to check before travelling by calling 01748 823710.

Tours, which are included in your Experience admission, start on the hour from 10am until 4pm.  They run every day from Monday to Friday. 

  • Adult £5
  • Child £2
  • English Heritage Members £4

Our adult and child admissions are valid for 12 months and unlimited repeat visits.


  • Schools £2 per child
  • Other groups £4 per person

For more details, please call 01748 823710 or send an email to

Contact Us

Box Office: 01748 825252
Theatre Office: 01748 823710

Open 10am-5pm Monday to Saturday
Guided tours every hour on the hour

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The Georgian Theatre Royal,
Victoria Road, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL10 4DW

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