Conceived by the renowned theatre architect, Frank Matcham, Richmond Theatre is an architectural gem of the Victorian era.
Richmond Theatre is one of the most beautiful of all the Frank Matcham theatres. Built in 1899 as the Theatre Royal and Opera House and refurbished in 1991, it is now operated and managed by The Ambassador Theatre Group Ltd, renowned for its productions and highly successful management and ownership of theatre venues throughout the country. Established as one of the most successful theatres in the country, presenting a wide range of quality drama, record breaking musicals, opera, dance and family entertainment each year, Richmond Theatre welcomes a quarter of a million theatregoers to over 40 outstanding productions annually, performing for about 49 weeks of the year.
We also attract up to 400 young people to education events, workshops and summer school activities each year. Tours of our historic building, the auditorium and stage area are available to the general public (and offered free of charge to members). Richmond Theatre acts as a venue for local arts organisations and charities to meet, perform and enjoy the Theatre.