The oldest working theatre in Scotland, the Theatre Royal is in the heart of Dumfries and first opened its doors in 1792. It has strong associations with the renowned Scottish poet Robert Burns, who wrote several pieces specifically for its stage.

Attend one of our world-class touring productions presented throughout the year with everything from live music, to stand up comedy and theatrical dramas, ensuring that local communities have access to the best performing arts shows in their town. 

Our bar opens 1 hour before the show. Come along and enjoy a variety of beverages, soft drinks and snacks. 

The Guild of Players presents a regular season of four shows, as well as a family-friendly Christmas pantomime. 

We are a registered charity - Guild Of Players, SC001963

Meet the team!

Theatre Director:

Mark Alexander | 01387 731 591 | mark@theatreroyaldumfries.co.uk

Business Administrator:

Melanie Swinburne | 01387 731 592 | admin@theatreroyaldumfries.co.uk

Operations Manager:

Ray Jackson | 01387 254 209 | box@theatreroyaldumfries.co.uk

Education and Youth Engagement:

Emma Forsyth | 01387 731 593 | education@theatreroyaldumfries.co.uk

Marketing and Communications:

Callai Watson | 01387 731 590 | marketing@theatreroyaldumfries.co.uk 

Volunteer Co-ordinator:

Avril Goodwin | 01387 731 595 | volunteer@theatreroyaldumfries.co.uk

Senior Technician:

Dale Muir | tech@theatreroyaldumfries.co.uk

Stage Manager:

Hamish Bell | tech@theatreroyaldumfries.co.uk