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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

Book online or call our Box Office on 0115 989 5555
Ticket Price: £6.50 per person (£7.50 from O

Forthcoming Tour Dates
Saturday 9 July 2016 10.30am
Saturday 30 July 2016 10.30am
Saturday 20 August 2016 10.30am

Saturday 1 October 2016 10.30am
Saturday 29 October 10.30am
Saturday 26 November 10.30am

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

Family Backstage Tour

Friday 28 October 11am
Continuing on from our very successful backstage tour programme, Ezekial Bone would now like to invite children aged from 6 to 11 and their families to join him for their very own backstage tour of the Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall. This tour is an hour long with children learning all about the theatre's fascinating history and discover its backstage secrets. Places are FREE but need to be booked in advance.

This new tour is being launched as part of the national Family Arts Festival


"It was a joy ... a five-star performance"
Gyles Brandreth, The Telegraph

"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

"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.  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

"Did the Magic Lantern Tour this morning. Loved it! The knowledge, the wit and the entertainment from this really nice and genuine guy! Thank you!!"
Ste Phenix, Tour Participant

Please Note:
No photography is allowed anywhere on stage or in the auditorium. Anybody seen taking pictures may be asked to leave the tour. 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.

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