Bath Aqua Theatre of Glass, Bath

Bath Aqua Theatre of Glass, Bath

The Bath Aqua Theatre of Glass is one of Bath’s most unusual attractions. A fully operational glass works, the Theatre of Glass offers visitors the opportunity to watch live glass blowing demonstrations – and even try it for themselves. Situated amongst the art galleries and second hand stores of Walcot Street, the Theatre of Glass offers an alternative to the busier attractions in the centre of the city. The workshop uses distinctive turquoise glass, made by adding copper oxide to the mixture, is a nod to the copper found in Bath’s warm springs, which changes the colour of the water in the city’s famous Roman Baths.

From Monday to Saturday, the Bath Aqua Theatre of Glass holds glass blowing demonstrations at 10.15am, 12.15pm and 3.15pm. The demonstrations are £4 for adults, £2.50 for concessions and £10 for a family of four. At 11.15am and 2.15pm the workshop holds interactive demonstrations, including a question and answer session with the glass blowers, and for an extra £2, the chance to create a glass souvenir to take home with you. The workshop is closed on Sunday. Throughout the year, there are also occasional workshops where you can learn how to make stained glass ornaments.

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Sight Name: Bath Aqua Theatre of Glass
Sight Location: Bath, England
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
Guide(s) containing this sight: Family Entertainment Walk in Bath  

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