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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.

The 2024 tour season is running now until the end of October. 

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 run every hour on the hour from 10am - 4pm (last tour leaving at 3pm). Just turn up and talk to our friendly Box Office team, no booking required unless organising a group tour.

Group bookings (10 or more people) please contact or call 01748 823710.

Tour prices

Adult: £8 (valid for 12 months)

Child: £3 (valid for 12 months)

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


2024 Closures

Saturday 15th June - Tours running 10am & 11am only

Saturday 20th July - Tours running 10am, 11am & 12pm only

Monday 26th August - No Tours

Saturday 7th September - Tours running 10am, 11am & 12pm only

Saturday 12th October - Tours running 10am, 11am & 12pm only

Thursday 24th October -  Tours running 10am, 11am & 12pm only

Saturday 26th October - Tours running 10am, 11am & 12pm only





We are asking people to give to support our heritage, arts and youth theatre activities, and community work.

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