The Theatre Royal is the oldest continuously operating theatre in Australia. Built in 1837 and designed by John Lee Archer, who also designed many of the other buildings you’ll see on your tour, the Theatre Royal has seen four major renovations in its lifetime, and, in the 1940s was almost demolished, it had fallen into such a state of disrepair. A speech from the great Sir Laurence Olivier inspired its reprieve and the Theatre Royal today survives and flourishes, hosting plays, concerts, opera and ballet.
If you would love to arrive at your Theatre performance the way the Theatre Royal patrons would have in its original heyday, we can take you on a Theatre Jaunt. This half hour tour will cover the Waterfront area of Hobart and then take you up to the CBD and to the entrance of the Theatre in time for your performance. Maximum of 4 adults on this tour and bookings are essential please. Theatre Jaunts are $100 per carriage.
Why not enjoy a Romance or Tasmanian Indulgence package on your way to the Theatre?