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Backstage Tours

Suitable for all ages, Ezekial Bone's Magic Lantern Backstage tour gives you the chance to explore behind the scenes at the Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall. You will discover how our shows are created, as well as finding out about the venue's fascinating heritage.

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How To Book

To book, please call our Box Office on 0115 989 5555, or click here
Ticket Price: £6 per person

Forthcoming Tour Dates

Saturday 18 October 10.30am
Saturday 1 November 10.30am
Saturday 15 November 10.30am
Saturday 20 December 10.30am
Saturday 3 January 2015 10.30am
Saturday 31 January 2015 10.30am
Saturday 28 February 2015 10.30am

Tours last approximately 90 minutes and start from the Theatre Royal stalls foyer.

"Have been visiting Nottingham from Edinburgh for a weekend trip every two years for 40 years with a coach load of friends. Each time our friends in Nottingham arrange a trip/tour for us on the Saturday. The Magic Lantern Tour this weekend 2/5/14 is by far the best tour to date. Very enjoyable totally absorbing and brilliantly executed by a very talented young man. Very well done". Mr & Mrs Shiels, May 2014

"I am writing to say how very impressed we were with the visits which members of the Nottingham Civic Society made to the Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall. Our tour guide, Ezekiel Bone was both entertaining and highly informative, and brought the history of the theatre, its creation, architecture and performances to life.I shall recommend a visit to friends and also to other groups looking for an unusual and exhilarating visit. Thank you for providing this opportunity for people to appreciate our wonderful theatre and concert hall."
Hilary Silvester, Nottingham Civic Society, December 2013

"I would just like to say thank-you for arranging our tour around the Theatre Royal with Ezekial Bone.  It was absolutely fabulous".
Kate Potts, Gedling WI November 2013

"I'm Nottingham born and bred but I've never been behind the scenes of the theatre. I was amazed at how much is hidden away. We all had a great time. Thank you."
Magic Lantern Tour Participant, July 2013

"I definitely recommend it as a way to bring the cultural history of Nottingham to life, it will definitely make you appreciate this great theatre all the more"
Experience Nottinghamshire April 2012.  Read the full review here

"It's easy to read about Nottingham's theatre history but you can't beat hearing it told by a great storyteller like Ezekial Bone"  
Nottingham Post, January 2011

"I was really impressed ... a great experience"
Jo Kemp, Head of Learning & Access, Nottingham Castle

Please Note:
Due to the number of stairs involved on the tour, special arrangements need to be made to accommodate customers with impaired mobility. Please advise us of your needs when making your booking.

For more information about this and other Nottingham tours please visit www.ezekialbone.com