Celebrations will be taking place in Richmond on Friday 15th June to commemerate the bi-centenary of the death of Samuel Butler, the origional founder and builder of The Georgian Theatre Royal.
Butler, who died on the 15th June 1812, built a circuit of Theatres in Yorkshire including Harrogate, Whitby, Ripon and Beverley. The Town Council will be holding a civic reception in his honour with VIP Guests from every borough to originally have had a Butler Theatre.
After a commemorative lunch the party will parade through Richmond Market Place and ascend on the Georgian Theatre Royal for talks on the Theatres history from Theatre Historian Dr David Wilmore.
Invited guests include the Mayors of Richmond, Ulverston, Whitby, Kendal, Northallerton, Harrogate as well as esteemed Theatre volunteers, town representatives and members of Richmond Operatic Society and Richmond Amateur Dramatics Society.
In Beverley a wreath will be lade on Butler's commemorative plaque in St Mary's Church to commemorate the bi-centenary of his death - 15th June 1812.