The present Richmond Theatre, in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, is a British Victorian theatre located on Little Green, adjacent to Richmond Green. It opened on 18 September 1899 with a performance of As You Like It. One of the finest surviving examples of the work of theatre architect Frank Matcham, the building, in red brick with buff terracotta, is listed Grade II* by Historic England. John Earl, writing in 1982, described it as "[o]f outstanding importance as the most completely preserved Matcham theatre in Greater London and one of his most satisfying interiors."
The theatre, originally known as the Theatre Royal and Opera House, is structured into the familiar stalls, dress and upper circles, with four boxes at dress level. The auditorium is a mixture of gilt detailing and red plush fabrics, covering seats and front of circles. Its interior and exterior has been used as a movie set in many films (e.g. Evita, Topsy-Turvy, standing in for the Victorian Savoy Theatre, Finding Neverland—doubling as the Duke of York's Theatre, National Treasure: Book of Secrets—setting of Ford's Theatre) and TV programmes (e.g. Jonathan Creek).
|Monday||10:00 AM – 8:00 PM|
|Tuesday||10:00 AM – 8:00 PM|
|Wednesday||10:00 AM – 8:00 PM|
|Thursday||10:00 AM – 8:00 PM|
|Friday||10:00 AM – 8:00 PM|
|Saturday||10:00 AM – 8:00 PM|
Andrew Tottle | Apr 12, 2018
Seen a couple of shows and found them decent quality entertainment - clearly not the bottom rung of the touring venues. Bar prices not totally horrific. Seats not the comfiest. Beautiful auditorium. Good atmosphere. Nice patrons.
Stuart Thomas | Apr 11, 2018
Lovely little theatre down in Richmond in the old, traditional style. Great location just off the Green, less than 5 minutes walk from the train station. Staff are all helpful and friendly. A few bars inside, decent service. All in all a great place to go and watch a show.
Gemunu Peries | Mar 11, 2018
Small theatre, beautiful building and friendly helpful staff. Took the family to see Some, mother's do 'ave 'em. One point to note is the seats are close to the stage and low down. The dress circle may be better but as you look up towards the stage you avoid the heads in front.
Theresa Lawson | Feb 26, 2018
Love this independent theatre. In an ideal central Richmond location close to nice restaurants and pubs. It great to visit.
Margaret Ford | Feb 4, 2018
Came here for panto. Ideal venue, nice bar. On the green, close to the station. Warm, cosy, very welcoming on arrival. Also bring interval drinks, snacks, ice cream to your seat.
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