Opening the Rondo

After a full year of being closed, it is so exciting to be open again!

We absolutely love having people in the building and seeing the theatre come alive, after being dark and quiet for so long.

But – as you probably know – we’re still operating under several restrictions: so please have a quick read, and see what you need to know.

We believe that we have a responsibility to make the Rondo as safe as possible for our staff, our performers and above all our lovely audiences. So, although we’re allowed to operate as normal from 19th July, we’re going to carry on with several constraints until the end of the month.

Hopefully, we’ll be able to open fully for our Autumn Season – but rest assured, we’ll still be mindful of operating as safely as possible.

So, until the end of July:

The box office will not be selling tickets on the door – but you can book tickets via our website up to 5 minutes before the show starts.

All our events during July will be socially distanced and with a reduced capacity. Once you have booked your tickets, the seats immediately next to you will be blocked automatically to prevent other customers from booking them. You can book a maximum of 6.

Unfortunately, we won’t be able to open the bar. You are welcome to bring your own refreshments – but please take your rubbish with you.

Entry to The Rondo is subject to the following conditions:

You must wear a mask while in the building (unless you have a medical exemption). Masks may be temporarily removed for the purpose of eating and drinking only when you are in your allocated seat.

You must adhere to the one-way system in operation, except when the performance is in progress.

Each individual attendee must provide their contact details either by checking in using the NHS mobile app or by completing a contact form (available in the foyer). It is the law that every individual attending an event must check in.

Please do not attend if you have any of the following symptoms:

• a new continuous cough
• a high temperature
• a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)

If you have any of these symptoms, the government says that you, and everyone you live with, must immediately self-isolate. We will be happy to refund you if you cannot attend because you need to self-isolate.

We strongly suggest that you take a rapid lateral flow test before attending The Rondo. These can be obtained free of charge here:

Thank you for bearing with us, and supporting the Rondo during what has been a frustrating, difficult and worrying time.

We hope that we’re entering the last phase of difficulties and that normal service will be resumed shortly.

In the meantime, stay safe, be well – and check out our website for full details of what we’ve got coming up.

Above all, look after yourselves!


The Rondo Team

Getting here

Our full address is: Rondo Theatre, St. Saviours Rd, Bath BA1 6RT

From Bath City Centre, take the A4 London Road towards Chippenham, passing Morrisons on your right, you will then pass through a pedestrian crossing. Take the left turn into St Saviour’s Road. Go past the church and The Rondo is a few hundred metres on the left next to the newsagents.

From A46 (Batheaston By-pass) and from Chippenham: at the roundabout at the end of the A46 take the A4 (London Road) towards Bath. On joining the London Road, go through the first set of traffic lights. Then pass through the pelican crossing and take the first turning on the right (Beaufort Place at Rondo sign). Go to the end of this road and turn right at the junction and The Rondo is on the left.

Bus Services: First Bus Number 7 is a regular service from the bus station to Larkhall. Also the number 3 stops 5 minutes walk away on the London Road, as do the Chippenham and Devizes buses.


Unfortunately the Rondo does not have its own car park. There is on-street parking which is free after 7pm, but we recommend that you allow plenty of time for finding a space.


Here at the Rondo we aim to be as welcoming and accommodating as possible. If you have any questions or concerns which are not addressed by the following information, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us directly.

The theatre is equipped with an accessible toilet and there are no steps to access the foyer, auditorium or bar area.

The front row (Row A) is on the flat, but each subsequent row is accessible by a shallow step. We also have a staircase at the back of the seats if you require an easy way to leave during the show, but please note that these steps are steep.

Our seats have a central aisle, so seat numbers 5 and 6 in each row are aisle seats. Please note that seat numbers 1 and 11 are located against the wall.

If you would like to book a wheelchair space, just click on ‘Book Tickets’ as normal and you will be directed to the right seats to select for wheelchair users. Seats A9 – A11 are usually reserved for one wheelchair user and one free companion – just select seat A11 & all 3 seats will be held for your use.

Opening times

The Rondo opens half an hour before the start of each show. The start time of shows can vary quite considerably, so please ensure that you check your tickets, as it may not be possible to admit late-comers.

The theatre isn’t always open during the day-time, so if you would like to book tickets we recommend that you book online or over the phone. If you would like to book tickets in person, the Box Office opens half an hour before the start of each show.

Food & drink

The theatre’s bar is located within the auditorium, and is open half an hour before the start of each show. We sell a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, as well as bar snacks.

Please note that we don’t allow food or drink (except water) to be brought into the theatre, and you will be asked to consume or dispose of it before being admitted.

There are several pubs and restaurants in the area that are available for pre or post-show dinner and drinks:

Bear Grylls:
Located opposite the Rondo, Bear Grylls serves a range of freshly cooked burgers to take away.

King William:
A real ale pub on the London Road, approximately fifteen minutes walk from the Rondo. Serving quality, locally sourced food.

Rose and Crown:
An intimate gastro pub in the centre of Larkhall, just five minutes walk from the theatre, serving brunch and dinner.

A five minute walk from the Rondo, Nourish is a vegetarian and vegan restaurant serving plant-based cuisine.

Ma Cuisine:

Ma Cuisine offer French classics using locally sourced ingredients. Located opposite the theatre, they are able to offer an early set menu for theatre goers.