Sun 15 September 2019
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Richmond Theatre (originally known as the Theatre Royal and Opera House) opened on 18 September 1899 with a performance of As You Like It. A very fine example of the work of theatre architect Frank Matcham, the building has been given a Grade II* listing by Historic England.
To celebrate the theatre’s 120th birthday, there will be an illustrated talk at Richmond Theatre on Sunday evening, 15 September. (Please note the change of date.) It will describe the evolution of the building plus theatrical highlights to date, followed by a Q&A.
This event, part of the Know Your Place festival, which celebrates the heritage of Richmond upon Thames throughout September, is a partnership between Richmond Theatre, the Richmond Local History Society and The Richmond Society.
Although plans are still being developed, we anticipate that it will be a free, but ticketed, event. Society members will have an opportunity, in due course, to reserve places in advance.