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Bath’s Original Theatre Royal, Masonic Hall/Museum

12 Old Orchard Street
Bath's Original Theatre Royal and Masonic Museum


Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£6.00 per ticket
Children (6 - 16)£3.50 per ticket
Concessions£5.00 per ticket
Family (2 adults plus 2 children£12.00 per ticket

Guided tours are available throughout the year on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday at 11am or 2.30pm or Saturday at 2.30pm.
Open All year round.


This anonymous building in a cobbled back street contains 265 years of history that saw it become the first Theatre Royal outside of London, then a catholic chapel where Bishops were ordained and, since 1865, the home of one of England's oldest provincial Masonic Lodges.

During your one-hour tour you will stand on the very stage where Sarah Siddons, the finest Tragic Actress of all time, received the adulation of her audiences, then go backstage to see the original 18th Century scenery loft. You will visit the chapel where Bishop Baines would prepare before delivering his fiery sermons, then enter the vaults below where exiled French nobility were once buried.

Finally you will experience the ambience of one of the grandest Masonic Halls in the country, and view possibly one of the finest collections of rare Masonic Artefacts in the World.

Tickets for the tours can be purchased from the Information Centre located in Bridgwater House, or on the door. Advance bookings also available on-line through the Bath Festival Box Office website. Guided tours are available throughout the year on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday at 11am or 2.30pm or Saturday at 2.30pm.

Please note that there is no dedicated parking on site. There are on-street disabled parking spaces in New Orchard Street, less than 50 metres from the entrance. The nearest public car park is Southgate, approximately 100 metres from the entrance.


Attraction Facilities

  • Shop

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted - Groups of more than 10 by prior arrangement

Key Features

  • Celebrity connection - Sarah Siddons
  • In town/city centre
  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest


  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Payment Methods

  • Approx length of visit - Tour lasts approximately 90 minutes

Establishment Features

  • Conference facilities
  • Event venue
  • Open All Year
  • Toilets

Specialist Features

  • Marketed towards families
  • Marketed towards senior citizens

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Guided Tours Compulsory for Groups
  • Guided Tours Compulsory for Individuals

Access Information


There is a lift
Lift buttons have raised numbers or letters

ACCESS TO PUBLIC AREAS (Displays, exhibits, rides etc)

Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to:
Gift shop
Public toilet
Public toilet suitable for visitors who use a wheelchair


Audible alarm system
Non-smoking policy throughout the attraction
Routes / pathways throughout the attraction suitable for visitors with limited mobility
Some routes
Routes / pathways throughout the attraction suitable for wheelchair users
Some routes

This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

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