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Victoria Road, Richmond,
North Yorkshire, DL10 4DW

01748 825252

The Georgian Theatre Experience

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

Tours will restart on Monday 12 February 2024.

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 learn about life as a Georgian actor and hear all about what life was like in Richmond in the 18th century.

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 of the theatre itself. Stand on the stage, explore under the stage and the dressing rooms, and enjoy the views from an exclusive box as well as the top tier cheap seats. 

A tour of the Georgian Theatre is number one of 'things to do' in Richmond, as confirmed by TripAdvisor: TripAdvisor Reviews

Here's a taste of what to expect:


 Tours will re-start on Monday 12 February 2024.

Tour prices

Adult: £8 (valid for 12 months)

Child: £3 (valid for 12 months)

School Groups: £3 per child (teachers go free)


2024 Closures

There will be no tours on Thursday 22nd February

Tours on Friday 23rd February will be at 10am and 11am only

The Theatre will be closed for Easter - Friday 29th March (Good Friday), re-opening on Tuesday 2nd April 

Tours on Saturday 13th April will be at 10am, 11am and 12pm only

Tours on Saturday 25th May will be at 10am, 11am and 12pm only







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This can either be through a one-off donation or by pledging an amount per month throughout the campaign.