Old Theatre, Conference


A unique and historic building in a discreet location in the centre of Bath, The Old Theatre Royal provides a flexible venue for diverse events. The main auditorium provides facilities for a theatre seating up to 140, banquet dining and receptions.  In addition to the main auditorium, we have a dining room, library and ante-room available for smaller and more intimate events including dinners, receptions, training and presentations.  The nature of the building is such that there is not a "corporate" atmosphere, which means it can cater for formal and informal events alike.

We have played host to a variety of events :

* Conferences;

* Small productions;

* Product launches;

* Training and teaching;

* Seminars;

* Live acoustic performances;

* Drinks receptions;

* “White Table” dinners;

* Weddings;

* Celebrations of life; and

* Awards dinners.

The Old Theatre Royal is within walking distance of Bath Spa railway station, and several car parks, and is handy for all the amenities that Bath City Centre can provide.

There is on-site catering available.

The venue was originally built as a theatre in 1750, and became the first Theatre Royal outside of London.  It became a chapel in 1809, and is now the Bath Masonic Hall.  It is run by volunteers, and is not-for-profit, all income contributing to the upkeep and maintenance of this historic site.

The Old Theatre Royal is also open to the public on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 11am and 2.30pm, and on Saturday at 2.30pm for regular tours.  Private tours can be booked, and volunteers can be on-hand to provide a tour of the building, and museum to parties using the venue.

There are disabled facilities, including a lift, providing access to almost the whole building, with the exception of the library and a small chapel/green room back-stage.

The Old Theatre Royal is just the place, if you want an atmospheric venue that is “out of the ordinary”!


Ante Room - 1230 - 301530
Dining Room453540 - 404030
Library - 1220 - 15 - -
Main Theatre72457014060140100


Ante Room Boardroom
Ante Room Cabaret
Ante Room Classroom
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Dining Room Banqueting
Dining Room Boardroom
Dining Room Cabaret
Dining Room Classroom
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Library Boardroom
Library Classroom
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Main Theatre Banqueting
Main Theatre Boardroom
Main Theatre Cabaret
Main Theatre Classroom
Main Theatre Theatre
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  • Exclusive Use


  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors - The main auditorium (Masonic Temple), ante-room (with bar), and dining room are accessible by wheelchair. There is a lift which serves the ground floor, basement museum and first floor dining room (but not the library and back-stage chapel).
  • Assistance Dogs
  • Level access, ramp or lift to a public toilet
  • Ramp/Level Access - Ramp access provision is available for entrance from the street.
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors


  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Special dietary requirements catered for

Establishment Features

  • AV Equipment
  • 'Break-out' Space for Informal Meetings
  • Flipchart and Pens
  • Lecturn / Podium / Stage
  • Microphone / Amp System
  • Multimedia / Digital Projector
  • Wi-Fi available

Key Features

  • In town/city centre
  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest
  • Unique venue

Parking & Transport

  • Close to Railway Station
  • On Bus Route
  • Parking Off Site - SouthGate and Manvers Street car parks within walking distance

Map & Directions

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The Old Theatre Royal

Type:Creative & Cultural

Old Orchard Street, Bath, BA1 1JU
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