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

April Explore Guided Tour
Saturday 8th 10.30 – 12.30 11am
Thursday 13th 10.30 – 12.30 11am
Saturday 15th NOT AVAILABLE No tour
Wednesday 19th 10.00 – 12.00 11am
Saturday 22nd NOT AVAILABLE No tour
Wednesday 26th NOT AVAILABLE No tour
Thursday 27th 10.00 – 12.00  11am
Saturday 29th 10:30 – 12:30 11am
May Explore Guided Tour
Wednesday 3 10.00 – 12.00 11am
Thursday 4 10.30 – 12.30 11am
Saturday 6 10.30 – 12.30 11am
Wednesday 10 10.00 – 12:30 11am
Thursday 11 10.30 – 12.30 11am
Saturday 13 10.30 – 12.30  11am
Wednesday 17 10.30 – 12.30 11am
Thursday 18 10.30 – 12.30 11am
Saturday 20 10.30 – 12.30 11am
Wednesday 24 10.30 – 12.30 11am
Thursday 25 10.00 – 12.00 11am
Wednesday 31 10.30 – 12.30 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, concessions £5.50, National Trust Members: Free.
Tours can be booked in advance through our Box Office on 01284 769505.

Group Tours

If you would like to book a Guided Tour for your group please email or call 01284 829956. Groups of 10 or more: £5.50 per person.

Group Tours can pre-book tea, coffee and biscuits at £3.50 per person or tea, coffee and cake at £5.50 per person.

Visit our Group Tours page for further details of different events, workshops and talks we can arrange for groups.

For more information on how to get to the Theatre and parking please click here.

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