We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Bath's Old Orchard Street Theatre

Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 12 Old Orchard Street, Bath BA1 1JU, England
Phone Number:
+44 1225 462233
Website
Today
11:00 - 12:30
14:30 - 16:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 12:30
14:30 - 16:00
Sat 14:30 - 16:00

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 49 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 41
    Excellent
  • 4
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Not to be missed

This building was formally a theatre, then a Catholic Church and is now a Masonic Lodge. We were shown around by Roger who was extremely knowledgable and as we were the only ones... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
minimumek
,
Nottingham
Add Photo Write a Review

49 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 45: English reviews
Nottingham
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This building was formally a theatre, then a Catholic Church and is now a Masonic Lodge. We were shown around by Roger who was extremely knowledgable and as we were the only ones on the tour that day gave us the VIP treatment. He showed us the rooms upstairs and the Masonic Museum downstairs which was fascinating. You could easily... More 

Helpful?
Thank minimumek
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
64 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

I read reviews on here prior to visiting the Old Orchard Street Theatre. I visited the Tourist Information Centre the night before to book my ticket on the tour the following morning, as for whatever reason the website itself was not allowing on-line bookings to be taken. The guide was very informative and knowledgeable. The group was small - just... More 

Helpful?
Thank Luke_Sweeney_Todd
Rochester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

This was one of those places that you could so easily put on your list to maybe see later or put off to another day, but dont! This was the real surprise of out trip to Bath, and great 90 minutes or so and a real eye opener as to how the Masons really operate and why. The tour guide... More 

Helpful?
Thank Autografica
Hobart, Australia
Level Contributor
385 reviews
201 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

This Museum can only be seen with a guide – our guide was just a fountain of knowledge and was amazing. He told the history of the place when it was the Theatre Royal in Bath. There isn’t much evidence of its theatrical past now as the Bath Masonic Lodge now own and occupy the building. Our guide was a... More 

Helpful?
Thank Mike S
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This is a hidden gem for those interested in history and the masons in Bath. Our tour guide gave an excellent tour and was very imformative about the old theatre and masonic hall.

Helpful?
Thank GL5963
Dawlish, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

My husband and I spent an excellent 1.5 hours here. The guide was fantastically knowledgeable about the old theatre and the history of freemasonry. There are not many tours each week and to maintain the costs of the building it is used as a venue for festivals in Bath so you may need to plan your visit. Well worth planning... More 

Helpful?
Thank dawlishtester
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful afternoon we had at this special place. For a Freemason, it is unbelievable, with history dating back to 1732. Roger, our guide, explained all stages of the history of this beautiful theatre, which from outside, is plain and uninspiring. My wife was enthralled, particularly at what she learned further about Freemasonry.

Helpful?
1 Thank Geoffrey E
Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
103 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

I had an hour (actually 90mins) to kill before a meeting so I thought I'd check out this wonderful building. The curator really knows his history and is full of knowledge both Masonic and Regular. The building itself has a wonderful history having been a theatre / church and now a Freemasons Lodge. They really have a superb collection of... More 

Helpful?
Thank TJH84
Bath, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Surprising 3 phase history. Enthusiastic guide, a little difficult to hear at times. Undercroft Masonic Museum full of fascinating objects. Worth a visit.

Helpful?
1 Thank Meg095
Bath, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
78 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

I have lived in Bath for just over 20 years, and was surprised to find out that there is a Masonic Hall here. We rocked up, and made up a party of 3 people for a tour of the old theatre. It was fascinating. The facade gives nothing away, and the guide was well informed, if a bit unique in... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Graham S

Travellers who viewed Bath's Old Orchard Street Theatre also viewed

 

Been to Bath's Old Orchard Street Theatre? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Bath's Old Orchard Street Theatre staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?