There are a variety of ways to explore behind-the-scenes and find out more about the rich and vibrant history of one of the oldest working theatre buildings in the country.

Guided Tours

Join one of our Guided Tours and discover why Theatre Royal is one of the most significant theatre buildings in the country. Our tours provide a fascinating and lively insight to the Theatre’s history and  last approximately one hour.


If you would prefer to take a more leisurely look around the Theatre, visit us during one of our regular Explore sessions to see the theatre at your own leisure. Admission to Explore sessions: FREE (donations requested) No advance booking required but please check with the Box Office for any schedule changes due to performances or rehearsals.

Tours and Explore sessions run from February to November, with a two week break in August.

We have Tours and Explore sessions on the following days


July Explore Guided Tour
Wednesday 26 10.30 – 12.30 11am
Thursday 27 10.30 – 12:30 11am
Saturday 29 10.00 – 12.00 11am
August Explore Guided Tour
Wednesday 2 No self-explore  1pm
Thursday 3 No self-explore  1pm
Saturday 5 No self-explore  1pm
Wednesday 9 No self-explore  1pm
Thursday 10 No self-explore  1pm
Saturday 12 No self-explore  1pm
Wednesday 16 No self-explore  1pm
Thursday 17 No self-explore  1pm
Saturday 19 No self-explore  1pm
Wednesday 30 10.30 – 12.30  11am
Thursday 31 10.30 – 12.30  11am
September Explore Guided Tour
Saturday 2 10.30 – 12.30 11am
Wednesday 6 10 – 12 11am
Thursday 7
Heritage Open Day
11am & 2pm
Friday 8
Heritage Open Day
11am & 2pm
Saturday 9
Heritage Open Day
10am & 11am
Wednesday 13 10 – 12 11am
Thursday 14 10.30 – 12.30 11am
Wednesday 20 10.30 – 12.30 11am
Saturday 23 10.30 – 12.30 11am
Wednesday 27 10 – 12 11am



Please check with Box Office (01284 769505) before visiting for any schedule changes to Guided Tours and Explore sessions due to performances or rehearsals at the theatre.Future tours will be added closer to the time.

Guided Tours: £7.50 per person | National Trust Members: Free.
Tours can be booked in advance through our Box Office on 01284 769505.



A family exploring the theatre and trying on hats and costumes in front of the dressing room mirror