Theatre Royal, Bath
Brimming with history, the Theatre Royal Bath is one of the oldest and most beautiful theatres in Britain. Comprising three auditoria, theMain House, Ustinov Studio and the egg theatre for children and young people, a wonderfully varied programme of top quality entertainment is on offer all year round.
2020 – Along with theatres around the country, the Theatre Royal Bath was closed due to the pandemic from 16 March. The Main House was one of the first theatres in the country to reopen when in September the curtain rose on a production of Betrayal by Harold Pinter, directed by Jonathan Church. The WELCOME BACK season of plays continued through the Autumn, with performances of Oleanna in the Ustinov Studio and The Play That Goes Wrong over the Christmas period, all playing to socially distanced audiences.
2021 – Following the third national lockdown, the Theatre Royal Bath was once again one of the first regional theatres in the UK to reopen with Ralph Fiennes performing Four Quartets. The Theatre Royal Bath received a third grant from the Culture Recovery Fund to ensure that performances could continue throughout 2021.
2022 – Deborah Warner is announced as the new Artistic Director of the Ustinov Studio. Her inaugural season launches in July with a production of The Tempest, and includes later productions of Phaedra, Minotaur, Dido & Aeneas and Showmanism.