Theatre Royal
Theatre Royal
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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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.
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LisaJ
8 contributions
Jan 2024 • Family
Incredible theatre with so much history. Such an informative and comprehensive tour. Got to stand on the magnificent stage where many a stars have once stood. Well worth it when in Hobart!
Written 12 January 2024
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joans
32 contributions
Aug 2022
We have given this place a shot a couple of times, as we usually really enjoy going to the theatre.
But we aren’t going to throw good money after bad. We won’t be back.
It’s a dreadful little theatre with a tiny stage, super cramped, basic and in need of repairs. And the productions were so average ..... obviously anything of quality agrees with us - i.e.. best avoided.
And quite frankly, the theatre goers surrounding us leaved a lot to be desired as far as common theatre etiquette. NEVER AGAIN!
Written 6 February 2023
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Ric C
1 contribution
Mar 2021
We really enjoyed our tour of the Theatre Royal. The development is a most interesting blend of new and old. Hobart is so lucky to have kept the old theatre and its history intact. Our tour guide Kathy was enthusiastic and informative....she took us to all the nooks and crannies that, as a theatre goer, you would normally never get to see...she was also generous with her time and didn't rush.
Written 3 March 2021
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LeilaHassan
Sydney, Australia15 contributions
Nov 2020 • Friends
I’ve been wanting to visit Theatre Royal for the longest time, and today I attended a 2pm play. There is a large new entrance, so there are no lines or crowds and everything is COVIDSafe. The theatre is small but charming. In future I would not purchase tickets in the front (row B) as it was a little too close to the stage.
Written 28 November 2020
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Alice R
Hobart, Australia8,217 contributions
Dec 2019 • Friends
Not disappointed in the performance and we had good viewing from row O in the stalls. Easy to get in and out, with usher service initially. A great venue for the show.
Written 12 December 2019
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Alice R
Hobart, Australia8,217 contributions
Jun 2019 • Friends
No more waiting outside, plenty of room inside to wait for people, with a large area for ticketing, bar and cloak room now added. Been to see a few things recently- ballet, live music and comedy, all were good, temperature within the theatre was excellent and staff helpful.
Written 22 July 2019
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Ken C
Hobart, Australia17 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
A perfect setting for the musical I attended. The acoustics were extremely good and most of the seating had unobstructed views. Well worth a visit just to see the period features and stunning chandeliers.
Written 11 October 2018
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Thanks for your lovely review of our beautiful theatre. So glad you enjoyed your visit.
Written 14 October 2018
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Alice R
Hobart, Australia8,217 contributions
Sept 2018 • Friends
Came here to watch comedy, sound projection was good and ushers helpful. The wait to use the toilet is ridiculous- something needs to be done about this. Drink prices a little expensive.
Written 8 September 2018
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Hi Alice, you may have noticed that we have a major building project underway and we will have many more patron facilities when this is finished. Thanks for visiting our beautiful theatre, cheers
Written 9 September 2018
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michelle s
Hobart, Australia7 contributions
Aug 2018
The theatre royal is the oldest theatre in Australia, it is absolutely stunning with all the old period features and beautiful chandeliers. The only thing if you are going to see a show some of the seats in the upper stalls have restricted views and the wooden seats get a bit uncomfortable.
Written 27 August 2018
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Thanks very much for taking the time to review our wonderful Theatre Royal, cheers.
Written 28 August 2018
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josie v
Pottsville, Australia48 contributions
Aug 2018 • Family
Step back in time to 1920s Hollywood glamour. We attended the Circus Oz show and our children absolutely adored it. The ambience is breath taking and the staff were wonderful, letting our girls explore the higher levels during intermission. A wonderful family night out.
Written 9 August 2018
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Thanks so much for your lovely comments, so glad you and your family enjoyed your night out at our gorgeous Theatre Royal.
Written 12 August 2018
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