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Theatre Royal

29 Campbell St, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
+61 3 6233 2299
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Gem of a theatre

The Theatre Royal is decorated in its original over the top 19th century Victorian colors... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
drmushrooms
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Tasmania
Nice theatre

I recently was in Hobart for Dark Mofo. The Theatre Royal had a production of Dracula on which was... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2017
bilby2009
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Sydney, Australia
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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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29 Campbell St, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

The Theatre Royal is decorated in its original over the top 19th century Victorian colors - definitely WOW! An intimate venue for plays just make sure you don't book a seat behind a column.

Thank drmushrooms
TRoyalHobart, Public Relations Manager at Theatre Royal, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Thanks for your review, glad you liked our beautiful theatre!

Reviewed 19 June 2017

I recently was in Hobart for Dark Mofo. The Theatre Royal had a production of Dracula on which was very good. Lovely theatre in Hobart and was centrally located from my hotel. Would go and see another production in there again.

Thank bilby2009
TRoyalHobart, Public Relations Manager at Theatre Royal, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2017

So glad you visited Hobart for Dark MOFO and also enjoyed Dracula at the Theatre Royal. We hope you'll visit us again when you next come to Hobart!

Reviewed 17 June 2017

I have been a couple of times to the Theatre Royal and found that seats being the poles are blocking some of the view. However it is recommended to sit on the balcony, there one has the full view of the perfomance. It is a...More

Thank Angie H
TRoyalHobart, Public Relations Manager at Theatre Royal, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2017

Thanks for your review Angie, yes there are some challenges in terms of seating and access in our theatre. However, you may have noticed the building work underway. When this is completed we will have greatly improved access for all. Thanks for visiting the Theatre...More

Reviewed 12 April 2017

Beautiful old theatre, small and gives you a feeling of stepping back in time which my husband and I really liked. Recently seen Ahn Do which was fabulous. We sat in the gallery, top level which is bench seating and would not ever sit there...More

Thank CherylTas
TRoyalHobart, Public Relations Manager at Theatre Royal, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

Thanks for your review Cheryl. While the seating in the gallery does have some challenges, we are glad that you enjoyed Ahn Do. If you are planning to visit us again, please contact our Box Office staff who can help you with your seating selection...More

Reviewed 11 April 2017

Always a treat. Have been visiting the Theatre Royal since childhood Have watched Australian Ballet, Bangara, Uni Revues Dont dress too warmly!

Thank Anne C
TRoyalHobart, Public Relations Manager at Theatre Royal, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

Thanks for the lovely review Anne, glad you're a regular patron at our beautiful theatre.

Reviewed 11 April 2017

I've been to a number of shows here and the atmosphere is nice, but you need to be a little careful if seated down the bottom. There are seats behind poles blocking half the view and the seats are cramped. The balcony seats are nice...More

Thank Jeremy C
TRoyalHobart, Public Relations Manager at Theatre Royal, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

Thanks for your review Jeremy. Yes, our wonderful theatre has some quirks in some areas. Our Box Office staff are always happy to help people to select the best seats available. Hope you will be back seeing another show here soon.

Reviewed 16 March 2017

I've seen a number of shows at the Royal, from musicals and opera to Tripod to plays and the Uni Revue. It's always a lovely experience with welcoming staff and good acoustics. The design of the theatre is gorgeous. One star off for the length...More

Thank Kylie C
TRoyalHobart, Public Relations Manager at Theatre Royal, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2017

Thanks for your review Kylie, so glad you love our beautiful theatre. Yes, our apologies for the amenities, and the inconvenience to patrons. However, you'll be pleased to hear that work has started on the development of new and vastly improved facilities for both patrons...More

Reviewed 7 March 2017

This is a beautiful tiny replica, in all its finery and detail, of larger theatres around the world. Just shrink La Scala, for instance, and you have the cosy intimacy of the Theatre Royal! Lovely for a quick visit but best when you're there to...More

Thank Helen P
TRoyalHobart, Public Relations Manager at Theatre Royal, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2017

Thanks for your review and comments Helen, we agree that a great way to experience the Theatre is to come to a show. Visitors to Hobart should always check out what's on when they're in town - we love welcoming visitors !

Reviewed 14 February 2017

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...More

Thank Tasilee
TRoyalHobart, Public Relations Manager at Theatre Royal, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2017

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

Reviewed 27 January 2017

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....More

Thank Barbara R
TRoyalHobart, Public Relations Manager at Theatre Royal, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2017

So glad you enjoyed your tour and our wonderful theatre.

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Response from Michael L | Reviewed this property |
I recommend Tasman Quartermasters if you want to try something a bit different.(great tapas, craft beers and spirits) Just a couple of blocks stroll away.
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Tours run for 1-1.5hrs
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