Theatre Walks

Frankenstein in Bath

Frankenstein in Bath

It’s the city’s best kept secret: most of FRANKENSTEIN —the book that invented science fiction—was written in Bath. And Mary Shelley’s life, as she wrote it, was at least as gothic as the story she created.

FRANKENSTEIN IN BATH is a real life tale of secrets and lies, suicides, concealed births, ruined reputations and false identities. Walk in Mary Shelley’s footsteps as she created her gothic masterpiece. See where she lived and wrote – now marked by a plaque after 200 years. Discover where—and why—she hid her dark secrets.

  • Meet/start: outside Sally Lunn’s North Parade Passage, Bath BA1 1NX
  • Tour takes place outdoor. Ends close by.
  • Not recommended for under 12s. Maximum group size 15. Social distancing must be observed with no more than six people together.
  • Cost: Contact us for your own private tour
  • Lasts: Lasts approx 90 mins. Mainly on the flat with stops along the way.
  • Dates + Times: Private tours by arrangement
  • Cost: Private tours by arrangement only

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Bigamy, illegitimate children and suicides galore… Tragedy and triumph, romance and despair” — Bath Newseum

Eastenders with posh people and poetry!” — audience member

more genuine Gothic horror than her novel… enthralling” — Theatre Bath

fascinating… I was spellbound… very good value”Trip Advisor 5*

Also available as part of “THE FRANKENSTEIN EXPERIENCE with House of Frankenstein for summer 2024

The Frankenstein Experience

Collect the set with our THEATRE WALKS. Bedminster, Blackbeard, NEW Cary Grant, Clifton, Treasure Island and the return of FRANKENSTEIN IN BATH in July/August 2024

uncanny and macabre, cracking script, consummate performer — Bristol Life Mag

Awards include Best Live Performance (Creative Bath Awards) and Best of Bristol Theatre (Bristol24/7).