Bath has five theatres - Bath Theatre Royal, Ustinov Studio, the Egg, the Rondo Theatre, and the Mission Theatre. This means you can find anything from a national touring production to a locally created performance of theatre, music, comedy to suit all tastes. You can also organise a Murder Mystery evening with the Next Stage Theatre Company based at The Mission Theatre.
The Theatre Royal is the traditional Georgian Theatre in central Bath. The Theatre regularly hosts productions including international stars of screen and stage. You can book onto public tours of the theatre which take you behind the scenes and show you the inner workings of the theatre. The theatre has a whole host of events and productions throughout the year.
The Ustinov Studio is a nationally acclaimed national theatre within the Theatre Royal complex that has gained a reputation for programming cutting edge productions. It has been undergoing a million pound refurbishment which aims to improve the intimate seating plan to give the audience the full impact and immediacy of the varied productions.
The Egg is the Theatre Royal's theatre particularly aimed at children and young people. Productions are aimed at family entertainment and listings of shows are helpfully tagged with what age the production is suitable for.
The Rondo Theatre on St Saviours Road in Bath regularly hosts a range of theatre, music and comedy. It is one of the most highly regarded small theatres in the country.
The Mission Theatre, despite being a 200 year old grade II listed congregation hall, is home to Bath's newest theatre company, Next Stage Theatre Company. This is a non-professional theatre company that organise a range of plays, workshops, educational initiatives, live music, film shows and arts festivals.
The theatre is a 100 seat auditorium with a smaller 30 seat performing space. There is also a licensed Bistro and toilet facilities accessible for disabled visitors. The Company can also provide Murder Mystery evenings and weekends at a variety of locations or private parties. These can be tailored to suit budget, location or theme.