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The Royal Crescent 250th Anniversary Weekend

No. 1 Royal Crescent
Celebrating 250 years


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Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.


Fri 19 May, Party in the City at No. 1 Royal Crescent. Free.

20:00-22:00 Words on Stone           

To celebrate the 250th anniversary of the laying of the Foundation Stone of the Royal Crescent on 19 May 1767, the front of No.1 Royal Crescent will be illuminated with poetry as part of Party in the City, the opening night of Bath Festival.

19:00-21:30 Echoes and Edges - Free performance in the Servants’ Hall

Echoes and Edges is a collective of poets and musicians, working together on ideas that incorporate and merge spoken word with improvised and composed pieces of music.


Sun 21 May 11:00–15:00  Free outdoor event

Royal Crescent Foundation Stone Family Day

11:00 Natural Theatre Company actors embark on the Foundation Stone Procession to No. 1 from Widcombe.

11:00–15:00 How the Royal Crescent was built. Demonstrations of the crafts used to build the Royal Crescent including joinery, stonemasonry and ironwork.

11:00, 11:45, 13:30 (Dementia Friendly tour) & 14:30 (incl British Sign Language) If Walls Could Talk - Walking tours of the Royal Crescent with students from Bath Spa University exploring the stories behind the façade.

12:30–13:15 Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony.  The foundation stone arrives with the Natural Theatre Company at the Royal Crescent.


Throughout the day there will be family activities and costumed interpretation inside No. 1 Royal Crescent.


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Tel: 01225 428126

Opening Times

Opening (19 May 2017 - 21 May 2017)

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