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About Us

The Theatre Royal, Dumfries was built in 1792 and is the oldest working theatre in Scotland. The Theatre is owned by the Guild of Players who bought it in 1959, thereby saving it from demolition. It is run on a voluntary basis by the members of the Guild of Players and is funded entirely by Guild membership subscriptions, and by Box Office receipts. It does not currently receive any grant-aid towards running costs. In addition it is used extensively as a venue for Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival, and for Dumfries Music Festival and the Dumfries Musical Theatre Company.


The Guild’s aim is to promote the tradition of live theatre in Dumfries, for the enjoyment of members and the public alike. It is the venue for the Guild of Players’ own productions and for performances from visiting companies.


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Booking Information

Guild Productions

(excluding Pantomime)


Tickets can also be purchased online at  and over the phone on Tel: 01387 253383 (Credit card booking is also available) or in person through the Box Office Midsteeple , HighStreet , 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)

Ticket Prices

Guild Productions (excluding pantomime)
Members £5.50
Non-members £7.50


All tickets £7.50

Members Pantomime

Members can order and pay for Panto
tickets in advance. Season booking has been reinstated.

Membership £20.00
Junior Membership £10.00

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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