Rondo Theatre

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Rondo Theatre
Address St Saviours Road, Larkhall, Bath BA1 6QN
Bath
England
Capacity 105
Opened 1989
Website
www.rondotheatre.co.uk

The Rondo Theatre, in Bath, was established in 1989 through the generosity of Doreen and Wilf Williams, who bought the former church hall from St. Saviours Church, Larkhall in 1976 and gifted the freehold to a newly formed charity, The Rondo Trust for the Performing Arts. The building has been converted into a one hundred and five seat theatre, with a bar down the side of the raked seating. In 1996 the theatre received a major lottery and sports and arts grant that enabled the building to be extended to provide dressing rooms, a backstage room, offices and a foyer at the front of the building. In 2003 the theatre received a second lottery grant to install state-of-the-art lighting equipment, finally creating a true professional class theatre.

Each year over 90 different companies visit The Rondo, bringing with them a wide variety of theatre, music and comedy performances. The theatre also has an active programme of outreach activities, including a youth theatre, a scriptwriters group, theatre workshops and afternoon tea concerts.

The theatre receives a small grant from the Bath and North East Somerset local authority.

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Coordinates: 51°23′46″N 2°20′44″W / 51.396074°N 2.3455°W / 51.396074; -2.3455