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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 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 Monday to Saturday from mid-February until the end of October. They start on the hour from 10am to 4pm, with the last tour leaving at 3pm. The last day for tours in the current season is Saturday 28 October 2023. Tours will re-start on Monday 12 February 2024.


Known closures for 2023

There are no scheduled closures.


Tour prices

Adult: £8 (valid for 12 months)

Child: £3 (valid for 12 months)

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







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