Theatre Royal Bath

Access information

The address of Bath Theatre Royal is Sawclose, BA1 1ET.  It’s situated next to the Seven Dials Shopping Precinct.

If you are arriving by car there are double yellow lines outside the main foyer, but it’s possible for patrons to be dropped off.  There are parking spaces for Blue Badge Holders outside the front of the Theatre.  If the car park opposite the Theatre is closed, there’s a large Car Park in Charlotte Street.  Both car parks are Pay and Display and take all coins from 20p to £1.

If arriving by train it’s a 15 minute walk from Bath Spa Station.  There are usually plenty of taxis immediately outside the Station.

At the foyer entrance there are 3 sets of double fully glazed swing doors, which are open from 10am until 8pm Monday to Saturday. The set of doors at the far right of the main entrance can be automatically opened by pressing a button on the wall to the right of the doors. It is suitable for wheelchairs as there is no step on this door.

The Box Office counter is on the left hand side of the Foyer as you enter.  There is a passenger lift for wheelchairs through an archway, also on the left, which takes you up to the Royal Circle Level or down to the Stalls.   If you have a wheelchair and have a seat in the Stalls, you can also enter via Beaufort Square, which is on the north side of the Theatre. Please inform staff in the foyer if you wish to use this entrance. There are toilets with wheelchair access on both the Stalls & Royal Circle levels.

You can collect your headset from any of the bars which are on each level. Please ask a member of staff for your large print or braille cast list.  If you would like to listen to the introductory notes, you should collect your headset in good time to take your seat 15 minutes before the start of the performance.  If you have any queries about how to use the headset Front of House Staff will be happy to help.

There are toilets on each of the 4 levels.  The Vaults Restaurant is situated on the Stalls level.  There are steps down to this Restaurant and the Stalls bar – The Jeremy Fry Bar. Interval drinks can be left in the Stalls corridor which has level access and the Royal Circle Bar is also wheelchair accessible.   A wheelchair is available in the Theatre should you have need of one.

The Theatre is one of the oldest operating theatres in the country.  Built in 1805, it was burnt to the ground and rebuilt in 1863.  It was completely restored and renovated in 1982 under the guidance of Theatre designer Carl Toms. The auditorium is a horseshoe shape and seats approximately 850 people, in Stalls, Royal Circle, Dress Circle and Grand Circle levels. The entrances are towards the rear and side of each level.

Please note that this information has been supplied by the venue and although every effort has been made to check details, you may still have some queries. In this case, we would ask you to contact the theatre direct for clarification.

Further information and contact details

Guide dogs are welcome at the Theatre Royal Bath. If you are bringing a Guide Dog please contact the House Manager on 01225 823436.  Guide Dogs are allowed into the auditorium or staff can look after them while the performance is taking place.

The Theatre has a Minicom – 01225 329689.

If you require any further information before your visit, please contact

Ann Meddings, Customer Services Manager, on 01225 823476  or you can email [email protected]  Or you can contact  Darren Portch, House Manager, on 01225 823436 , email [email protected].

Further information available on the Theatre website.