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Bath’s Theatre Royal is getting ready to welcome back audiences with their Welcome Back Season which consists of  live performances of three classic plays.

The three plays will be performed in the socially distanced Main House auditorium between the 14th October and the 12th December. The plays that are being performed are Betrayal by Harold Pinter, directed by Jonathan Church, Copenhagen by Michael Frayn, directed by Polly Findlay and Oleanna by David Mamet, directed by Nicole Charles. You can find out details for each of the plays including tickets, times and more information here:

The Theatre Royal has been named as one of the UK’s official See It Safely venues. All theatres that are part of this scheme allow for performances that are Covid safe, providing a comfortable and safe environment for audiences to enjoy live theatre once again. At the Theatre Royal, one of their new Covid assurances is that tickets can be exchanged up to 24 hours before each performance, so if someone in your party starts to display symptoms, you don’t have to worry. The theatre will exchange tickets or offer refunds or credit notes, so you don’t have to miss out on going back to the theatre.

The performance of Harold Pinter’s Betrayal will run from 14th until 31st October, showing daily with matinees on Thursdays and Saturdays. One of Pinter’s most popular plays, it stars Edward Bennett, Nancy Carroll and Joseph Millson.

Copenhagen will then run from 4th – 21st November daily with matinees on Thursdays and Saturdays. It stars Haydn Gwynne who previously appeared in Billy Elliot the Musical and Peak Practice, Michael Gould and Philip Arditti.

This is then followed by Oleanna which runs from 25th November until 12th December. This production is set on an American college campus and follows a college professor and his student after she accuses him of sexual harassment. The cast is yet to be confirmed.

A number of safety measures have been implemented include reducing the capacity by 450 seats, with at least one vacant seat one either side of your party. Ventilation systems will ensure 100% fresh air circulation throughout performances and track and trace will be in effect. As well as this, audiences will have to wear face coverings while in the building and will have their own staggered arrival times and will be temperature checked on entry.

You can find a full list of Covid secure measures at the Theatre Royal on their website.