Theatre Royal Bath to reopen in October with season of modern classic plays

The Theatre Royal Bath has announced that the Main House will be reopening this Autumn with a collection of three modern classics.

The Theatre Royal Bath in Sawclose | Photo © Nigel Jarvis /

The Welcome Back Season will feature three modern classic plays and runs from Wednesday 14th October – Saturday 12th December.

The season of plays will open with Harold Pinter’s masterpiece Betrayal directed by Jonathan Church from 14th October to 31st October, followed by Michael Frayn’s award-winning Copenhagen, directed by Polly Findlay from 4th November to 21st November, and lastly include David Mamet’s provocative drama Oleanna directed by Nicole Charles which will run from 25th November to 12th December.

Director of the Theatre Royal Bath, Danny Moar, said: “We’re very excited about the prospect of welcoming our audience back to Bath in just a matter of weeks.

“The plays we have chosen are modern classics which we know will offer the audience the quality theatre they have been craving for the last six months.

“The health and safety of our patrons is our most important priority, and we will be abiding by all the Government’s guidance on indoor performances.

“We have been overwhelmed with the generosity and understanding from our patrons during this difficult time, and we look forward to sharing our beautiful building with the public once again.”

Following all government guidance and in consultation with health and safety advisors RB Health and Safety Solutions, the capacity of the theatre has been reduced by more than half from 888 to 375, to allow for socially distanced seating.

Further COVID-secure measures will include mandatory face coverings (unless exempt), hand sanitiser units, thermal temperature checks, dedicated entry points, staggered arrivals and audience flow, fresh air circulation and enhanced cleaning.

Tickets for the Welcome Back Season will go on sale at 10am on Friday 4th September 2020 for priority bookers and from 10am on Friday 11th September for general bookings via or 01225 448844.

Casting has yet to be confirmed for the season.

Bath Echo