Season 2015-2016

To be announced - Re-opening Autumn 2015


           Panto now on sale!                            Beauty and the Beast

See What's On for details


The Theatres Trust is pleased to announce its seventh round of small capital grants to theatres from its UK Small Grants Scheme. Successful theatres in this round include the Category B-listed Dumfries Theatre Royal which receives £5,000 towards its ‘Refurbishment and extensions’ project to install sound-proof, custom-made front entrance, auditorium and studio doors, in-keeping with the category B-listed building, as part of a larger scheme of works to refurbish and reopen the venue.

Mhora Samuel, Director of The Theatres Trust said: “The Theatres Trust seeks to ensure theatres are well maintained and fit-for-purpose, whether this be by the advice we provide, or the grant-funded Small Grants we award. Our Small Grants make a big difference to a theatre’s operation and vitality.  But for every grant awarded there have been six unsuccessful projects. With your support we would like to help more theatres improve their facilities for artists and audiences alike. Please donate to our Theatres Protection Fund today by visiting”



  Adult Workshops 

At our temporary home on the 

Crichton Campus

Work shop sessions  for people who are interested in drama and the performing arts. On Wednesdays at 7.00 run by Ali Anderson-Dyer.  They run for 2 hours  and cost £5 for members so if you would like to join or know anyone who would like to come along, please do so.  You'll be very welcome.  It's not too late to join in! 






The oldest working theatre in Scotland

Theatre Royal, Shakespeare Street, Dumfries

Scotland DG1 2JH , Tel: 01387 254209


We are proud to be supported by

Holywood Trust, D&G Council

Heritage Lottery Fund,

Creative Scotland

Robertson Trust,Monument Trust,  DTD Historic Scotland

  & Public donations.

Booking Information


Purchase tickets online at,  phone 01387 253383  or visit the Box Office at Midsteeple, High Street, Dumfries

(Open Tuesday to Friday 10am - 4pm, Saturday 10am - 1:30pm).


Tickets can also be purchased at theatre box office  30 min prior to  performance (subject to availability)



£10 adults £8 children

£1 off on December 2nd & 3rd

Members Pantomime

Members can order and pay for Panto
tickets in advance. 

Membership £30.00
Junior Membership £15.00

Costume Hire


Please contact theatre royal

for making arrangements.

Phone :01387 254209

Guild of Players

The Guild of Players was founded as an amateur dramatic company in 1913. It has put on a season of plays for all but six of the years since then. There were no productions between 1915 and 1919, and none in 1944.

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