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Theatre Royal

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Address: 29 Campbell St, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
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+61 3 6233 2299
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
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The Theatre Royal opened in 1837, with major additions in 1850 and 1890,...

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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Delightfully old and full of charm

This is the oldest surviving theatre in Australia and it has one of the best ambiances of any similar sized venues. It is cosy with a great view of the stage. It is plush and the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Hobart, Australia
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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the oldest surviving theatre in Australia and it has one of the best ambiances of any similar sized venues. It is cosy with a great view of the stage. It is plush and the only theatre I can remember being anywhere near as good is the State Theatre in Sydney (which is awesome). The theatre Royal is worth... More 

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TRoyalHobart, Public Relations Manager at Theatre Royal, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your love of the Theatre Royal with everyone ! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A wonderful experience for those interested in history and/or theatre. The tour includes the architectural features of the building, the history of the theatre, a visit to up onto the stage, and of course the backstage areas- including the green room and the dressing rooms. The stories of the actors plus the details of what the archaeological digs under the... More 

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TRoyalHobart, Public Relations Manager at Theatre Royal, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your tour and our wonderful theatre. More 

Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

This little theatre is a beauty! Steeped in history, the interior is amazing. A perfect place to enjoy performance.

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So glad you enjoyed your visit, Linda. More 

Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Great, classic heritage style theatre with close proximity to stage. Although small compared to other capital city theatres it provides excellent acoustics and provides a much more intimate theatre experience.

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TRoyalHobart, Public Relations Manager at Theatre Royal, responded to this review

We love our beautiful theatre, and we're glad you do too! More 

Sydney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

Not always easy to find, but the tour backstage in this the oldest continuously open theatre in Australia is an absolute delight. Our tour guide, a 'friend' of the theatre was warm, funny and very knowledgeable. Tales of the many stars (from Lawrence Olivier to Wicked) are fun and the history of the building, from convict bricks to burning almost... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

I had a birthday party here in the private function room. We paid for three food platters and they only gave us one but still had to pay. The staff were rude and spoke to us with no respect. I advise to think again about eating or hiring a room from this place. I was absolutely disgusted with the service.

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Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Every seat on ground level offers great viewing. Upstairs it can be a bit hit and miss due to the viewing angle. We've watched musical, plays and comedy shows. Always a pleasant experience.

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Opossum Bay, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Laurence Olivier's favourite theatre. Beautifully restored a very impressive intimate space. If you can organise a show definitely do so. Make sure you checkout the website to see if you can do the very entertaining tour

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

You can see and hear from every seat in the theatre. Beautifully painted and restored with very comfortable seats. The foyer is intimate but has a good selection of drinks and nibbles and you always seem to meet someone you know! A fabulous night out.

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Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

I have watched many a show at the Theatre Royal, which by the way is the oldest theatre in Australia. The acoustics are great.

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