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Watch the Theatre Royal 150th Anniversary Trailer

On Friday 25 September 2015, the Theatre Royal Nottingham will celebrate its 150th anniversary. To mark the start of the theatre's anniversary celebrations, a short film featuring never before seen footage and access behind the scenes has been created.

In November 2014, the Theatre Royal commissioned local Nottingham company, Inside Out, to produce a three minute film to commemorate the theatre's 150th year.  The company, who are specialists in time lapse photography, were given exclusive access behind the scenes and shot many hours of footage from November 2014 to February 2015.  Time lapse cameras were installed backstage to give an insight into the massive operation involved in unloading, building and lighting each production.  Visiting companies gave exclusive access to their artists in rehearsal, in make-up and waiting in the wings, sometimes right up to the curtain rising.  Audiences were also filmed as they moved around the foyers and watched from their seats during performances.


The Theatre Royal Nottingham would like to thank everyone involved in the making of this film; the Inside Out team, the visiting companies featured - Cameron Mackintosh Ltd for Barnum, Matthew Bourne & New Adventures for Edward Scissorhands, Michael Harrison Entertainment Ltd and Qdos Entertainment (Pantomimes) Ltd for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Opera North and Royal National Theatre for One Man Two Guvnors.  Sincere thanks to the staff involved both behind the scenes and front of house and, most important of all, the Theatre Royal's audiences.