Visiting 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 things aren’t quite back to normal: 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, we’ve made a few changes to the way we do things.

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

The box office will be selling tickets on the door, but payment will be by card only – you can also book tickets via our website up to 5 minutes before the show starts, and we encourage you to do this to avoid prolonged contact with box office staff.

None of our events will be socially distanced. We are a very small venue, and cannot afford to reduce seating capacity. So please, please, please wear a mask when you are in the building.

The bar will be open, but payment will be by card only. We won’t be accepting cash for the foreseeable future.

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)

We strongly suggest that you take a rapid lateral flow test before attending The Rondo. These can be obtained free of charge here: https://www.gov.uk/order-coronavirus-rapid-lateral-flow-tests

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

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!

Love

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.

Parking

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.

Access

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

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

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

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

Ma Cuisine: macuisine.co.uk

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.