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Theatre Royal, Drury Lane TOUR

THROUGH THE STAGE DOOR is a unique opportunity to go behind the scenes of one of the most famous theatres in the World where you'll be transported back in time to feel the mystical and historic atmosphere of London’s oldest and most fascinating theatre.

Since its construction in 1663, this theatre has triumphed over tragedy, fire, bankruptcy and even murder...

Drawing on the experience of professional actors, you'll be taken on an incredible journey through some of the most intriguing episodes in the theatres 353 year history; be chilled by the spine tingling tales of the 500+ ghosts that haunt this building, find out why lavender is a banned substance, why whistling is frowned upon and revel in the bawdy anecdotes of many an actor, playwright and impressario!

The tour also explores the theatre’s Royal retiring rooms, front of house areas, intriguing backstage and the underground tunnels that lurk in the cellar....discover the secrets of the birthplace of the musical and modern acting.

This is a magical theatrical experience, unlike any theatre tour before.

The tour lasts approximately 1 hour.

For dates & times of the tours, please follow the book now link below:

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Or call 0844 412 2705†
† Calls are charged at 7p per minute plus standard network rates

Adults: £10.50
Children and Seniors: £8.50
Family ticket: £30.00 (2 Adults and 2 Children)
Groups of 10 or more £8.50 per person (Please call to book a group)

PLEASE NOTE:
As there are lots of stairs, the tour is not recommended for the infirm and ladies are advised to wear flat shoes. Please assemble in the Box Office area ten minutes before the tour commences. Theatre Royal Drury Lane is a working building so the content of the tours may vary and due to rehearsals some areas may occasionally be closed.

London Palladium TOUR

Guided tours of the nation’s favourite theatre are usually run at 11.30am on selected dates throughout the year when possible within the performance schedule. 

“An absolutely brilliant tour – so well delivered and given by such an amusing and well-informed guide. Not to be missed”

Each tour lasts a minimum of 2 hours and covers the performance, architectural and social history of the London Palladium.

“We were privileged to have such a comprehensive visit and Mark’s energy and enthusiasm know no bounds”

The London Palladium is a venue to which all performers aspire and has hosted more annual Royal Variety Performances than any other theatre. Designed by Frank Matcham it opened on Boxing Day 1910 and became famous, partly through television, as the “Ace Variety Theatre of the World”.

“A fantastic insight into the inner workings of this legendary theatre”

For dates & times of the tours, please follow the book now link below:

BOOK NOW!

£12 per ticket
Or call 0844 412 2705†
† Calls are charged at 7p per minute plus standard network rates

GROUPS

In addition, it may be possible to organise Palladium tours on alternative dates for groups of 10 or more. Corporate groups, family celebrations, schools and events for interested social groups may all be arranged with varied content according to group interests and time available. Please call 020 7557 7309 for further details on possibilities for these bespoke tours.

Afternoon Tea
 

Why not follow your tour with an enjoyable Afternoon Tea in the London Palladium’s Val Parnell Bar? For only £18.95 you can enjoy a traditional Afternoon Tea or add a glass of champagne for an additional £9*. To book an unforgettable afternoon please call 020 7379 4981. *Please note that we only take bookings for groups of 10+

PLEASE NOTE: Tickets for the tour are £12 each and the total capacity per tour is 30 people. As there are lots of stairs, the tour is not recommended for the infirm and ladies are advised to wear flat shoes. Please note that the London Palladium is a working building and the content of the tours may vary.

Theatre Royal Drury Lane and The London Palladium are participants in Visit Theatres, a guide to theatres’ tours in Great Britain, the Netherlands and Belgium with information on tours and theatre buildings’ history and architecture. 

Visit Theatres is part of the European Route of Historic Theatres project supported by the Culture Programme of the European Union. For further details please see: www.visittheatres.org

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