St. Saviours Road, Bath BA1 6RT
The Rondo Theatre is situated in Bath, in the former church hall of St. Saviours Church. This is within the small town of Larkhall, in Wiltshire.
Doreen and Wilf Williams bought the building which was formerly a church in 1976, with the intention of creating a theatre. The Rondo Trust for the Performing Arts was therefore created.
The church building was converted into a theatre which seats 105 people, after undergoing many upgrades and renovations. Bath and North East Somerset local authorities are heavily involved in the running and support of the theatre, helping to keep it running and contributing towards upkeep and renovations.
The Rondo Theatre has received lottery funding in 1996 and again in 2003, which helped with the renovations and upgrades that the theatre needed.
There is a drama club and summer school at the theatre, where children are encouraged and supported in expressing their creativity and putting together their own plays. The intention of the clubs and schools is to help children with their confidence, self-esteem and team building.
The mission of the theatre is to place emphasis on writing, supporting emerging theatre companies, helping teach individuals, and even offering internships to help train those looking to better their career.
The venue is well known in the area for being supportive of up and coming comedians, and fully established comedians too, along with budding actors and actresses starting, or progressing in their careers.
The theatre offers rehearsal spaces which can also be used as meeting spaces or even a location for a photoshoot. The auditorium offers a great space for business meetings or conferences and a location with a quirky difference.
There is a huge variety of different performances at the theatre including cabaret, comedy, community theatre and professional theatre.