A beautiful red brick building in the heart of Richmond upon Thames, the Richmond theatre is one of the only remaining London venues to be designed by the famous architect Frank Matcham. The Grade II-listed design encompasses a traditional 840-seat auditorium that has featured as the backdrop to several films and TV shows, including Jonathan Creek, Evita, and Finding Neverland.
With a history that spans over 120 years, the theatre has made a name for itself as the place to see pre- and post-West End musicals, comedies, opera, dance, and drama.
Richmond Theatre Shows
Richmond’s programming is rich and varied, with around 40 productions taking place at the theatre every year. It attracts plenty of big-name comedians — recent visitors include Jimmy Carr, Al Murray, and Jason Manford — while comedy plays are equally popular. 2016’s adaptation of Moliere’s The Miser featured famous comedy performers Griff Rhys Jones, Lee Mack, Andi Osho, and Mat Horne. More recently, Ian Hislop and Nick Newman’s Spike — starring Robert Wilfot and Magaret Cabourn-Smith — told the story of Spike Milligan and his fellow goons, and was described as “absurdly funny” by Broadway World.
Other famous faces to have appeared at the theatre include Caroline Quentin in Mrs. Warren’s Profession, Juliet Stevenson in The Doctor, Hayley Mills in Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, and Michelle Collins and Daniel Casey in The Play That Goes Wrong.
The theatre won the People's Choice Award at The Richmond Business Awards for two years running, in 2015 and 2016. Its Richmond Theatre Trust runs a Creative Learning initiative, which organises activities, educational courses and workshops, and performance opportunities for local residents who may otherwise face obstacles in engaging with theatre.
The Richmond theatre is less than a five-minute walk from Richmond station, next to Richmond Green’s Little Green.
1 Little Green, Richmond TW9 1QH