A Day in the Life of the Royal Crescent
The Royal Crescent was perhaps the greatest theatre in Georgian England. John Wood the Younger’s sweeping terrace of 30 houses became a stage set against which the fashionable visitors and residents of the city performed, promenading in their finest clothes determined to see each other and be seen.
On 29 July we celebrate the 250th anniversary of this famous building by once again turning the Royal Crescent into Bath’s largest theatre. The Royal Crescent will become a stage on which Bath’s Natural Theatre Company will entertain residents and visitors with a series of performances inspired by the history of the building. From the wild parties of Mother Mac, elopements and duels in the 18th century to scenes from Austen and Dickens in the 19th, on 29 July the fact and fiction of the Royal Crescent will be revealed.
Bring a picnic, put on your finest Jane Austen-inspired clothes and join the celebrations.
11am – 3pm
Bath Spa University students have created a walking trail of the Royal Crescent with information about who lived in which house, with some fascinating insights into its history. Click this link to read the walking tour leaflet If Walls Could Talk: Chronicles from the Royal Crescent.