12 Old Orchard Street may be one of the more anonymous buildings in a city of architectural gems, but behind the door opening onto what is now one of Bath's quietest cobbled backstreets, is a unique history that has, over 260 years, seen it become the first Theatre Royal outside of London, then a Catholic Chapel where bishops were ordained and, since 1865, the home of one of England's oldest provincial Masonic Lodges.
The building is still used regularly as the Bath Masonic Hall,
Masonic Hall (The Old Theatre Royal)
- Old Orchard Street
- BA1 1JU