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Bath's Old Orchard Street Theatre

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A top attraction in Bath

A fascinating location for everyone visiting or, in my case. living in Bath. The guide was superbly... read more

Reviewed 8 December 2018
Historic Building with fascinating hidden secrets.

Went on an excellent tour this morning. Very knowledgeable enthusiastic guide. Only £6.00 a bargain... read more

Reviewed 28 November 2018
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12 Old Orchard Street, Bath BA1 1JU, England
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Reviewed 16 December 2018

The Old Theatre is in a quiet street near Marks And Spencer. Originally a theatre it became a Catholic Church and is now a Masonic Hall. Despite the changes to the building the accoustics are remarkable. Our tour lasted over an hour and I feel...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 8 December 2018

A fascinating location for everyone visiting or, in my case. living in Bath. The guide was superbly knowledgeable. He explained so clearly and with sensitivity and insight, not to mention passion, the history of this former Theatre Royal and the various political battles between the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 28 November 2018 via mobile

Went on an excellent tour this morning. Very knowledgeable enthusiastic guide. Only £6.00 a bargain for over an hour. The building was Baths first Theatre, then Catholic Church now Its home to of the oldest Masonic lodge in the country. Outside the building is relatively...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

This interesting tour gave a wonderful insight into the varied history of both the building and the society. Trevor our guide had a passion for his subject & was willing to both impart knowledge & answer questions. Very worth a visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 27 September 2018

Having done most of the other museums during a two week stay in Bath, I'm so glad that I discovered this lesser known tourist option. There are only a few guided tours a week so I expected it to be busy and booked in advance,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

The story surrounding the history of the building is fascinating.The guide (a mason himself) was very good.It was great to see backstage and the museum in the crypt. The tour took about one and a half hours and just flew by.Well worth £6. As I...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 20 February 2018

I have been waiting for ages to do this tour of the original Georgian Theatre in Bath, and was not disappointed when I finally made it today. The theatre aspect was fascinating, but even more interesting was the subsequent history of the building. From Catholic...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

A tour of a very old theatre that is now used as a Masonic Hall by Freemasons in Bath. This will be of much interest to both Masons and non Masons alike. My wife and I turned up outside the entrance just before 2.30 and...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 1 November 2017

I happened upon this fabulous museum and tour tucked away in a back street and spent a fabulous hour and a half learning about the original Theatre Royal - before the "Royal" patronage was given - and about The Masonic Lodge. The tour guide was...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

Do not miss this guided tour. Such a wonderful, informative guide and what a marvellous collection of masonic artefacts. The Theatre is tucked away down a side street and pure magic inside.

Date of experience: October 2017
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