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Theatre Royal

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Address: 29 Campbell St, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 3 6233 2299
09:00 - 13:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Sat 09:00 - 13:00

The Theatre Royal opened in 1837, with major additions in 1850 and 1890,...

The Theatre Royal opened in 1837, with major additions in 1850 and 1890, and remains a living centre for the performing arts. It presents live theatre, contemporary music, dance and entertainment. Dubbed by Noel Coward "a dream of a theatre", the Theatre Royal is Australia's oldest working theatre and one of its most beautiful treasures.

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Stunning theatre

This little theatre is a beauty! Steeped in history, the interior is amazing. A perfect place to enjoy performance.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Linda H
Hobart, Australia
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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This little theatre is a beauty! Steeped in history, the interior is amazing. A perfect place to enjoy performance.

Thank Linda H
Hobart, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great, classic heritage style theatre with close proximity to stage. Although small compared to other capital city theatres it provides excellent acoustics and provides a much more intimate theatre experience.

Thank Lethal1961
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Not always easy to find, but the tour backstage in this the oldest continuously open theatre in Australia is an absolute delight. Our tour guide, a 'friend' of the theatre was warm, funny and very knowledgeable. Tales of the many stars (from Lawrence Olivier to Wicked) are fun and the history of the building, from convict bricks to burning almost... More 

Thank Millersenvacance
Hobart, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

I had a birthday party here in the private function room. We paid for three food platters and they only gave us one but still had to pay. The staff were rude and spoke to us with no respect. I advise to think again about eating or hiring a room from this place. I was absolutely disgusted with the service.

Thank christopher997
Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Every seat on ground level offers great viewing. Upstairs it can be a bit hit and miss due to the viewing angle. We've watched musical, plays and comedy shows. Always a pleasant experience.

Thank Gino P
Opossum Bay, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Laurence Olivier's favourite theatre. Beautifully restored a very impressive intimate space. If you can organise a show definitely do so. Make sure you checkout the website to see if you can do the very entertaining tour

Thank Gary M
Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

You can see and hear from every seat in the theatre. Beautifully painted and restored with very comfortable seats. The foyer is intimate but has a good selection of drinks and nibbles and you always seem to meet someone you know! A fabulous night out.

Thank FamilyGetaway778
Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

I have watched many a show at the Theatre Royal, which by the way is the oldest theatre in Australia. The acoustics are great.

Thank royo460
Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

One of the oldest stage theatres still operating in Australia. Always good to visit and see a show. Wonderful acoustics.

Thank 601garrys
Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Over the years I and my wife have attended many events at this wonderful historic theatre which is located in the midst of Hobart. The seating arrangements are a little quaint - from a previous century and whether from the stalls to the "gods" the views are excellent as indeed are the acoustics - there is the odd seat that... More 

Thank Philip B

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