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.
"I went on the Theatre Royal Magic Lantern tour for the first time last weekend with my mum and my boyfriend. 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. Great storytelling from Ezekial Bone and I'm still overwhelmed to find out about the famous person who saved the theatre from demolition all those years ago. My mum was chuffed too as she got to hear about all the old places that she grew up with and that no longer exist. Thank you."
Magic Lantern Tour Participant, July 2013
"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
"Enthusiastic and well-informed commentary on the history of the Theatre"
Rod Yarnell, Cambridge Society in Nottinghamshire
"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
"We recently came on the theatre tour led by 'Ezekial Bone' and just wanted to pass on what a great experience we had. Ezekial was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about these two Nottingham gems, and he has the ability to keep you entertained and informed throughout. The time passed in the blink of an eye, and no-one seemed to want to leave when it ended, such was the interest he raised during the tour. A morning well spent and we felt privileged to have been able to stand on the stages of both the Theatre Royal and the Royal Centre, and to have learnt so much about their illustrious pasts. And fantastic value for money which is always a bonus!"
"I would just like to say thank-you for arranging our tour around the Theatre Royal with Ezekial Bone. It was absolutely fabulous. What was so great was every-one was interested right up to the end, which trying to do this with some of our members can be quite hard to achieve."
Kate Potts, Gedling WI November 2013
"I was really impressed ... a great experience"
Jo Kemp, Head of Learning & Access, Nottingham Castle
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 21 December 10.30am
Saturday 11 January 2014 10.30am
Saturday 1 March 2014 10.30am
Saturday 19 April 2014 10.30am
Saturday 31 May 2014 10.30am
Plus...Late Night Magic Lantern Tour
Friday 28 February from 10pm to 11pm
To mark the annual Light Night celebrations in Nottingham we have programmed a special late night tour around the Theatre Royal. This tour will only cover the Theatre and not the Concert Hall. This tour is free of charge but places are limited and so must be reserved at our Box Office. For more information about Light Night please visit www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk
Tours last approximately 90 minutes and start from the Theatre Royal stalls foyer.
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
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