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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

Forthcoming Tour Dates

Saturday 5 March 2016 10.30am
Saturday 16 April 2016 10.30am
Saturday 30 April 2016 10.30am
Saturday 14 May 2016 10.30am
Saturday 4 June 2016 10.30am

Saturday 9 July 2016 10.30am
Saturday 30 July 2016 10.30am
Saturday 20 August 2016 10.30am

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

"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

"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

"Brilliant, funny, entertaining tour by the inimitable Mr Bone. Now what was that name again? Oh yes C J Phipps!! Magic Lantern Tour, Theatre Royal Nottingham. Go, you won't regret it!!"
Deborah Williams, Tour Participant

"Great tour of the Theatre Royal, Nottingham, this morning. Entertaining, informative and a great way to spend a couple of hours. Highly recommended."
Andrew Williams, Tour Participant

"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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