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230 years of history in the Gem of the Northwest for the taking!
You are invited to take a guided tour of the third oldest continually operating theatre in England. Originally built in 1782 during the reign of George III and rebuilt in 1908 to its current Edwardian style, you will hear about its long and lively history and how it has developed into what you see today. A backstage and front of house tour is yours for the taking during which you will see the ornate auditorium and the wonders of the hidden, functional world behind the curtain. Stand on the stage and see what it looks like to be a performer! Hear about the people who ran the Grand over the years, what they did to it and who has appeared here. If you are lucky, you may even see the ghost!
Tours are on the dates listed below starting at 10.30am from the foyer coffee bar and they last approximately one hour.
Places for the tour need to be booked in advance via the box office 10am-3pm Monday to Saturday. Places are limited to 12 people per tour.
Next tour dates: 1st August, 26th September, 17th October, 21st November, 5th December.
It is possible to book places on the day, but tours will only take place if there are already some prebooked places for that particular date.
Please note that due to the historic nature of our Grade 2 listed building certain parts of the theatre are only accessible via steps or stairs.
Tickets: £5 Adults / £2.50 Child. Family ticket: 1 child free with each paying adult
Please contact the box office on 01524 64695
(For special group bookings on other dates please contact box office to make arrangements)