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What’s On at Richmond Theatre

The Richmond Theatre events calendar in 2023 proves you don’t need to travel into central London to enjoy a world-class performance. In May, acclaimed children’s theatre company Tilted Wig brings their madcap production of Around the World in 80 Days to the venue, with even more fun for families in July with a gorgeous musical adaptation of Winnie The Pooh, featuring life-size puppets.

For older theatregoers, we are excited to see Harry Hill’s satirical Tony! [The Tony Blair Rock Opera] raise hell with its humorous look at the life of our former PM. Look ahead to September, and Mischief Theatre’s Peter Pan Goes Wrong is a top event, visiting Richmond Theatre as part of its 10th anniversary UK tour. Book tickets for this one to enjoy laugh-a-minute slapstick from the team behind The Play That Goes Wrong!

About the Richmond Theatre

Located in one of London’s suburban neighbourhoods, Richmond Theatre first opened in September 1899 with a production of Shakespeare’s As You Like It. Originally named the Theatre Royal and Opera House, the Grade II listed building was designed by renowned theatre architect Frank Matcham, and is considered one of the best surviving examples of his work. 

The theatre was refurbished and expanded in the 1990s under the supervision of designer Carl Toms, but still features its original beautiful red and gold interior. The sumptuous auditorium has made it a popular filming location, and it has stood in for various other theatres on screen. These include the West End’s Duke of York’s Theatre in Finding Neverland and Washington DC’s Ford Theatre in National Treasure: Book of Secrets.

Currently run by ATG, Richmond Theatre has a capacity of just 840 in an intimate, comfortable auditorium. It hosts a variety of national touring events including music, dance and comedy, as well as amateur dramatics groups in residence at the venue.

Frequently Asked Questions

Richmond Theatre’s box office opens 90 minutes before the first performance of the day begins.
The theatre is open 90 minutes before the start of a performance. The beautifully ornate venue is a site to behold, so it is worth arriving early to soak in the atmosphere and enjoy a drink before the show.
There is a bar on each level of the theatre, serving wines, beers, spirits, soft-drinks and light snacks. For bespoke service, you can also pre-book the Ambassador Lounge when buying tickets online.
There is no cloakroom Richmond Theatre, and patrons are advised to attend with small bags that can be taken into the auditorium.
Chez Lindsay, on the riverside, is a well-reviewed French restaurant just eight minutes’ walk from the theatre, serving an array of continental meat, fish and vegetarian dishes. For those who enjoy classic British food, The Ivy Café - sister to Covent Garden’s restaurant - offers hearty favourites including shepherd’s pie.
Just ten minutes away on foot, Bingham Riverhouse is a charming boutique hotel overlooking the Thames, with an on-site country farm inspired bar. If you’re looking for a hotel on a smaller budget, Travelodge is a reliable and comfortable choice five minutes away from the theatre.
The box office team can be contacted for all booking queries on 0333 009 6690.

Past Shows At Richmond Theatre

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