Assembly Rooms – Tea Room

This room was used for both refreshments and concerts in the 18th century (and was sometimes known as the Concert Room).


During the evening entertainments there was an interval for tea, the cost being included in the price of a ball ticket.  On Sundays there were public teas when admission cost sixpence per person.

Image: view of the empty Tea Room lit by the fine chandeliers in a row down the centre of the room, the walls are a cream colour, the floor is wooden and the classical style gallery can be seen at the far end of the room

View of the Tea Room