Theatre Royal is the grandfather of working theaters in all of Scotland. Built in 1792, this theater has seen countless productions, classic and contemporary. The Guild of Players saved this theater from demolition in 1959 and have continued to maintain its success through their voluntary efforts. Visiting troupes and companies grace the Theatre Royal with musicals, operas, and symphonies, and it has become one of the main houses for for the Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival, the Dumfries Music Festival and the Dumfries Operatic Society. The Hopkins Room offers a sleek bar for cocktails during intermissions, and the theater, wardrobe and costume are available for hire.