Winter tours backstage at His Majesty’s Theatre
The winter season of behind-the-scenes tours of Aberdeen’s historic His Majesty’s Theatre gets underway in November.
The Saturday morning 75-minute tours, which lift the curtain on the inside story of the history and day-to-day workings of the Edwardian theatre, will be held at 10.30am on November 10, 17 and 24 and December 8, 15 and 22.
There will be an additional tour from 11.30am on four Saturdays - November 10 and 17 and December 15 and 22.
Numbers are restricted to only 20 people per tour, on a first-come-first-served basis.
Under the guidance of enthusiastic and knowledgeable volunteers, visitors can explore His Majesty’s modern £7.8 million extension as well as the 100-year-old original building, designed by the legendary theatre architect Frank Matcham.
There’s an opportunity to get onstage and see HMT from the eyes of a performer in one of the most beautiful theatres in Britain. Then it’s backstage for a glimpse of the inner workings of a busy theatre – and pick up some inside knowledge of its spooky past.
Tickets for the public tours costs £5 (£3 concession) and can be booked through Aberdeen Box Office online at www.boxofficeaberdeen.com, in person at the Music Hall or His Majesty’s Theatre or by phone on 01224 641122. They are subject to availability and sell out very quickly.
Free tours for schools can be organised, according to availability and scheduling, and information on these and individual tours for groups is available from Aberdeen Performing Arts creative learning manager Johanna Duncan on 01224 337664 or at firstname.lastname@example.org