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... Read more >>
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 in each 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 Friends and Members). Richmond Theatre acts as a venue for local arts organisations and charities to meet, perform and enjoy the theatre.
Approach by the A316.
20 minutes from Waterloo (SW Trains), 15 minutes by tube (District Line) from Hammersmith or London Overground from North London.
Bus routes 27, 33, 37, 65 and 71 all pass nearby the theatre. For more details visit TFL
Book online: Use the links below
Telephone Booking: 0844 871 7651 Opening hours: Mon - Sat 9am - 10pm and Sun 10am - 8pm (hours may vary on bank holidays)
Customer Service: 0844 871 7627
Groups Bookings: 0844 871 7696
Access Bookings: 0844 871 7677
Stage Door / Admin:* 020 8332 4500
*please note it is not possible to assist
with bookings on this number
Latecomers will be admitted approximately 20 minutes after curtain up.
Celebrating a special occasion or entertaining clients? Book for the thrill of a spectacular show and spoil yourself with the luxury of your own private reception away from the crowds. Email email@example.com for more details.
Take a peek behind the scenes and learn about the secrets of Richmond Theatre. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
The Stalls, Stalls Bar and an adapted toilet are accessible to wheelchair users.
An induction loop is fully installed in the auditorium. There are a limited number of headsets for the infra-red hearing system which should be booked in advance at the Box Office. Headsets are available from the kiosk in the foyer on payment of a returnable deposit (£5).
Hearing dogs and guide dogs are welcome in the theatre. Please inform the Box Office at the time of making your booking.
There is an adapted toilet on the Stalls level.
'To wake the soul with tender strokes of art'
Alexander Pope (1713)
From the plaque above Richmond Theatre Stage
Our small, but dedicated creative learning team at the Richmond Theatre aims to foster access to and enjoyment of the theatre amongst as wide a cross-section of the community as possible.
We hope to inspire and equip theatre-makers and theatre audiences of the future with a programme founded on collaborations, partnerships and dialogues with a diverse range of people (artists, theatre companies, universities, schools, community workers, young people…).
See the ‘About us’ page for details of the areas our work covers.
020 8332 4500
Creative Learning Manager
Put Your Company In The Spotlight
Richmond Theatre's Corporate Membership programme offers an association with a beautiful Grade II Victorian theatre overlooking Richmond Green. The theatre has a strong record of building mutually beneficial corporate partnerships that raise brand awareness, provide PR opportunities and offer local companies a chance to give something back to their community.
Corporate Membership benefits are tailored to fit business objectives and can include complimentary and discounted tickets, client entertaining, marketing to the theatre's loyal customer base and invitations to local business networking events.
Become a Richmond Theatre sponsor and benefit from the exciting and varied opportunities to be directly associated with a production from the programme of pre and post West End plays, opera, ballet, dance, comedy and children's shows. A bespoke benefits package is created for each individual sponsor that can help to raise company profile in the local Richmond and Twickenham area and offers a memorable way to entertain clients or employees.
Richmond Theatre Trust
Richmond Theatre is more than a playhouse; it is at the heart of a vibrant community, entertaining and educating people of all backgrounds. Richmond Theatre Trust is a charitable company established to support creative learning activities at Richmond Theatre which improve access to the theatre and demystify the theatre-making process for a wide cross-section of the community.
For a comprehensive description of the benefits of each package available, please contact:
Shelagh Sejourne, Business & Community Development Officer, Richmond Theatre, The Green, Richmond, Surrey TW9 1QJ
Tel: 020 8332 4522 Email email@example.com
Richmond Theatre would like to thank all its supporters
Sponsors and Corporate Members:
• The Bingham
• Cote Richmond
• Pizza Express
• La Buvette
• Malsar Kest
• Pizzeria Rustica
• Perry Hay & Co
• Amadora Restaurant
• Caribbean Trading Ltd
• Mailbird Organisation Limited
• Carolyn de la Drapiere
• Roehampton University
• The Best of Richmond
• St Mary's University College Twickenham
• Hounslow Chamber of Commerce
• Academy Signs
• Farrow & Ball
• Duke Street Church
• Profile Training
Donors - Richmond Theatre Trust
• Ivy Learning Services
• Jack Petchey Foundation
• London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames
• The Peter Beckwith Harrow Trust
• Dramatic Edge
As The Butterfly Lion arrives at Richmond Theatre, we explore the history of depicting – and using – animals on stage.
Halloween is here again, and we thought we'd mark the occasion by telling you ghost stories from some of our most haunted theatres. Light a candle, grab a cuppa and be prepared for the fright of your life!
Here are our top tips about the best Christmas shows to go and see this 2013. There's something in here for everyone, whether you're from Torquay, Glasgow or anywhere in between.
Get a taste of the fun in store with this year’s swashbuckling offering Peter Pan by checking out some pics from the ghost of panto past!
What makes Christmas the best time of the year? Is it the presents? The tree? That song by The Pogues? No, of course not, it’s PANTO!
Did you know that ATG owns 40 theatres? Each unique in their own special way... here are some nice photos that show them off at their best.
Check out which of our biggest and best musicals are UK bound this 2013, and which plays are taking punters by storm.