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 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. Your guided tour is included in your Georgian Theatre Experience admission, which is valid for unlimited return visits for 12 months.
Tours run Monday to Saturday from mid-February until the end of October.
Tours start on the hour from 10am to 4pm, with the last tour taking place at 4pm. Tours last about 50-55 minutes.
Adult - £5 (valid for repeat visits for 12 months)
Child - £2 (valid for repeat visits for 12 months)
School Groups - £2 per child (teachers go free)
Other Groups - £4 per person
Very occasionally, the Theatre is closed for tours.
Scheduled dates with change of availability of tours:
Monday 15 August - 10am, 11am, 12pm tours only
Saturday 20 August - 10am, 11am, 12pm tours only
TOWN TICKET 2022
If you are planning to visit a number of attractions in Richmond then you might be interested in purchasing a Town Ticket which offers a saving of at least 25% on combined admission prices to The Georgian Theatre Experience, The Green Howards Museum, Richmond Castle and the Richmondshire Museum. There is also a 10% discount off your bill at various cafes and restaurants.
You can buy a Town Ticket at the Theatre or make an advance online purchase.
The Town Ticket is valid for a single visit to each of the attractions between the beginning of April and the end of October. This is the period when all four attractions are open. The ticket will still be valid at attractions when they are open.
For further information visit Richmond.org.