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Backstage Past – Access All Eras
Wednesday 5 June– Saturday 27 July*
Every Wednesday - Sunday 10am - 4pm**
Stimulate your senses on a journey through the Theatre's history from its Regency beginnings to the present day. Backstage and on-stage, see evocative period settings from different eras, listen to the sounds of times gone by, discover through touch, try on a costume, and even smell the past!
Backstage Past – Access All Eras, is an engaging and vibrant experience that celebrates 200 years of the Theatre’s story through guided tours, exhibitions and installations. Take a journey back in time and experience the Theatre in a whole new light!
Join one of our knowledgeable and enthusiastic guides as they take you around the theatre, backstage, on-stage and through time, sharing facts and stories of the people and events that have changed the course of the Theatre’s varied history.
Guided Tours take place Wednesday - Sunday at 11am and 2pm. It is advisable to book in advance to ensure a place.
Additionally you can explore the Theatre in your own time, feel and smell a Georgian theatre, visit the Edwardian bar and the Campaign office from the 1960’s restoration. And don’t forget to try on some of our wonderful costumes and share them with us on our Wall of Fame!
You can also follow Ginger Snap the Theatre Cat and the children’s route with fun games and quizzes.
Backstage Past – Access all Eras will be open for exploring 10am – 4pm, Wednesday – Sunday.
*Not Including Sat 15, Sat 22 and Sat 29 June, Sat 13 and Sat 20 July
** Opening times Sun 30 June 1 - 4pm, Thurs 11 July 10am - 1pm, Sun 7 July 10am - 3.30pm, Sun 21 July 1pm - 4pm
Concession (over 65's and under 16's): £4
National Trust members: Free
Group Rate (10 or more): £5
Special Group Package: £8 (£7 concessions) includes entry ticket, tea or coffee and cake. Tel. 01284 769505 to book.
Tea and Cake at the Theatre
Complete your visit with delicious tea and cakes served on vintage china in our lovely garden and Greene Room.
The Greene Room will be open from 10.30am - 3.30pm, Wednesday to Sunday, during Backstage Past.
You do not have to be a Backstage Past visitor to enjoy our refreshments.
Afternoon Tea for groups, £5.50 per person
If your group (10 or more) would like to enjoy a full Afternoon Tea please book in advance through the Box office, 01284 769505.
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