Opening the Rondo

After a full year of being closed, it is with great excitement (and not a little relief) that we can now reveal our plans for re-opening! 

In line with the Government’s road-map for easing restrictions, we are legally allowed to open from mid-May. However, we’re aware that there is the possibility that dates may be pushed back slightly – so we have taken the decision to re-open on June 2nd. 

Our first show will be the Natural Theatre Company’s ‘Dirty Bath’: a hilarious voyage through Bath’s murkier waters, throwing a light on the less virtuous aspects of the city’s history. It’s an apt show to mark the return of the Rondo, as it was the very last production to grace our stage before we closed our doors for lock down. 

‘Dirty Bath’ will be presented in a socially distanced auditorium, in line with government regulations, so audiences can relax and feel safe. However, this does mean that tickets will be limited – so book now, before they all vanish! 

As summer progresses, we hope to be able to open normally – as soon as regulations allow. We have a great mini season of theatre, music and comedy taking shape – some shows are already on sale! And, looking further into the future, we’re predicting a packed autumn of fun and frolics as theatre companies, performers, comedians and musicians all get back to doing what we love to see them do. 

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

See you in the summer! 

Love from all at the Rondo. 

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.