London theatre information:
Many London theatres provide guided backstage tours to the public who want to see how a theatre works. You can see the parts of the theatre that people don't see and your guide can tell you about the theatre's history, and occasionally about the ghosts that haunt the theatre. Details vary and you should check with the theatre box office as this page is only a rough guide.
- These tours are generally under £10.
- They begin at regular times during the day and are usually available Monday to Saturday.
- Tours typically last about an hour to an hour and a quarter
- Access cannot be guaranteed to all areas of the buildings at all times in working theatres
- Advance booking is recommended, as the size of groups is restricted.
- Tours may not be available during matieé afternoons
- Young children are not admitted.
London theatres which offer backstage tours include:
- Barbican Centre
- Duke of York's
- London Palladium
- New London
- Royal Court
- Royal National Theatre
- Royal Opera House
- Sadler's Wells
- Shakespeare's Globe
- Theatre Royal Drury Lane
- Theatre Royal Haymarket
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