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Theatre Royal

29 Campbell St, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
+61 3 6233 2299
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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.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good31%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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29 Campbell St, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic theatre, amazing decor. I prefer the dress circle front row if I can get it. If not go the third row (it has a better view than the 2nd row).

Thank Dave W
TRoyalHobart, Public Relations Manager at Theatre Royal, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for your comment about our beautiful theatre.

Reviewed 27 September 2017

Was a fantastic experience to see the Russian balet in there, i am enjoy everything... the music, the dancer, the dressings.. and the theatre.

Thank Patricia R
TRoyalHobart, Public Relations Manager at Theatre Royal, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

So glad you enjoyed your visit, hope you can come back again soon!

Reviewed 7 September 2017

The nose bleeds are tight and uncomfortable....much better experience downstairs. I have been several times over the years but this was my first foray in the upper tier. Went to see Toni Childs who was perhaps more disappointing than the seats.

Thank Martin G
TRoyalHobart, Public Relations Manager at Theatre Royal, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts.

Reviewed 6 September 2017

Go here every year for the Uni Review, a tasteful comedy on current affairs. And to a lot of other shows they hold, grand old building that has been burnt and restored and is meticuosly maintained. It is also said to have a resident ghost,...More

Thank Kimbo2570
TRoyalHobart, Public Relations Manager at Theatre Royal, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Thanks for your review of our gorgeous theatre.

Reviewed 29 August 2017

It is a joy to visit the oldest working theatre in Australia. Intimate setting compared to large concert halls but it is so very inviting. Great acoustics make for a wonderful event. Enjoy a glass of wine with the performance. They also offer tours during...More

Thank KatielouAustralia
TRoyalHobart, Public Relations Manager at Theatre Royal, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Thanks for visiting us and for sharing your review.

Reviewed 11 July 2017

The Theatre Royal is decorated in its original over the top 19th century Victorian colors - definitely WOW! An intimate venue for plays just make sure you don't book a seat behind a column.

Thank drmushrooms
TRoyalHobart, Public Relations Manager at Theatre Royal, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Thanks for your review, glad you liked our beautiful theatre!

Reviewed 19 June 2017

I recently was in Hobart for Dark Mofo. The Theatre Royal had a production of Dracula on which was very good. Lovely theatre in Hobart and was centrally located from my hotel. Would go and see another production in there again.

Thank bilby2009
TRoyalHobart, Public Relations Manager at Theatre Royal, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2017

So glad you visited Hobart for Dark MOFO and also enjoyed Dracula at the Theatre Royal. We hope you'll visit us again when you next come to Hobart!

Reviewed 17 June 2017

I have been a couple of times to the Theatre Royal and found that seats being the poles are blocking some of the view. However it is recommended to sit on the balcony, there one has the full view of the perfomance. It is a...More

Thank Angie H
TRoyalHobart, Public Relations Manager at Theatre Royal, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2017

Thanks for your review Angie, yes there are some challenges in terms of seating and access in our theatre. However, you may have noticed the building work underway. When this is completed we will have greatly improved access for all. Thanks for visiting the Theatre...More

Reviewed 12 April 2017

Beautiful old theatre, small and gives you a feeling of stepping back in time which my husband and I really liked. Recently seen Ahn Do which was fabulous. We sat in the gallery, top level which is bench seating and would not ever sit there...More

Thank CherylTas
TRoyalHobart, Public Relations Manager at Theatre Royal, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

Thanks for your review Cheryl. While the seating in the gallery does have some challenges, we are glad that you enjoyed Ahn Do. If you are planning to visit us again, please contact our Box Office staff who can help you with your seating selection...More

Reviewed 11 April 2017

Always a treat. Have been visiting the Theatre Royal since childhood Have watched Australian Ballet, Bangara, Uni Revues Dont dress too warmly!

Thank Anne C
TRoyalHobart, Public Relations Manager at Theatre Royal, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

Thanks for the lovely review Anne, glad you're a regular patron at our beautiful theatre.

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meercat05
4 October 2015|
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Response from Michael L | Reviewed this property |
I recommend Tasman Quartermasters if you want to try something a bit different.(great tapas, craft beers and spirits) Just a couple of blocks stroll away.
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VJG333
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Tours run for 1-1.5hrs
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