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Special Events in the United Kingdom

Special Events in the United Kingdom

This events guide features all the information we have on events in the United Kingdom. The guide covers theatres featured on this website so you may wish to check local listings for any additional theatre tours available in the United Kingdom. Enjoy your event!



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Britannia Panopticon, Glasgow

Britannia Panopticon, Glasgow

United Kingdom: outside London


Open House Tours

Thu-Sat, 12pm-4pm

Open House Tours

The Britannia Panopticon is generally open Thursdays through Saturdays from 12pm to 4pm. Check with venue for special events and restrictions.

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Bristol Hippodrome

Bristol Hippodrome

United Kingdom: outside London


Theatre Tour

11th February 2023, 10am

Theatre Tour

Explore Bristol’s West End Theatre on an exciting Bristol Hippodrome Theatre Tour!

Take a peek at the ordinarily off-limits areas that only the lucky few get to experience; take a look at the areas of the theatre you see all the time but learn all the hidden secrets few remember or know!

Our exciting tour is full to the brim with interesting facts and tales of the stars who have performed on our impressive stage. With stories of both tragedy and hilarity throughout, this tour is sure to keep all entertained. The tour will be concluded with refreshments in our Piano Bar giving you some time to soak in the theatrical sights and chat about your favourite stories from the day.

Tours last approximately 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours. Tours do not include show ticket and are subject to availability. Routes may change and involve a number of stairs. Backstage access is subject to availability and cannot be guaranteed. If you have any access needs, please do get in touch before your visit by email.

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Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

United Kingdom: outside London


Backstage Tour

4th March 2023, 10:30am

Backstage Tour

Did you know that the Festival Theatre is situated on Edinburgh’s longest continuous theatre site? Or that it was once a Bingo hall? Want to stand on stage and feel like a star?

This backstage tour is a great chance to go behind the scenes; see the workings of the theatre and walk down memory lane as we chat through the theatre’s interesting history.

The route utilises our spacious foyers, auditorium, and stage, and has been modified to leave out some of the most enclosed spaces in the theatre, without taking away from your experience. We kindly request that everyone adheres to government guidelines - please wear a mask unless exempt, follow guidance on 2m social distancing, and frequently use the hand sanitisers that we have situated throughout the building.

Refreshments are included at the end of the tour. Tickets £10 (Friends of Capital Theatres receive £2 off).

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Tyne Theatre & Opera House, Newcastle

Tyne Theatre & Opera House, Newcastle

United Kingdom: outside London


Theatre Tour

4th March 2023, 11am

Theatre Tour

This one hour tour of the building explores all areas, including the understage, backstage, and many other secret areas never seen on a normal visit.

Your tour guide will reveal the theatre’s fascinating history, and highlight tales of its stars, its shows and even its ghosts.

Tours cost £7.5. Duration 1 hour. Maximum of 25 people per tour.

Visitors with restricted mobility will have limited access as the tour includes lots of steps. Comfortable shoes are recommended.

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Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

United Kingdom: outside London


Backstage Tour

1st April 2023, 10:30am

Backstage Tour

Did you know that the Festival Theatre is situated on Edinburgh’s longest continuous theatre site? Or that it was once a Bingo hall? Want to stand on stage and feel like a star?

This backstage tour is a great chance to go behind the scenes; see the workings of the theatre and walk down memory lane as we chat through the theatre’s interesting history.

The route utilises our spacious foyers, auditorium, and stage, and has been modified to leave out some of the most enclosed spaces in the theatre, without taking away from your experience. We kindly request that everyone adheres to government guidelines - please wear a mask unless exempt, follow guidance on 2m social distancing, and frequently use the hand sanitisers that we have situated throughout the building.

Refreshments are included at the end of the tour. Tickets £10 (Friends of Capital Theatres receive £2 off).

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Tyne Theatre & Opera House, Newcastle

Tyne Theatre & Opera House, Newcastle

United Kingdom: outside London


Theatre Tour

1st April 2023, 11am

Theatre Tour

This one hour tour of the building explores all areas, including the understage, backstage, and many other secret areas never seen on a normal visit.

Your tour guide will reveal the theatre’s fascinating history, and highlight tales of its stars, its shows and even its ghosts.

Tours cost £7.5. Duration 1 hour. Maximum of 25 people per tour.

Visitors with restricted mobility will have limited access as the tour includes lots of steps. Comfortable shoes are recommended.

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Tyne Theatre & Opera House, Newcastle

Tyne Theatre & Opera House, Newcastle

United Kingdom: outside London


Theatre Tour

6th May 2023, 11am

Theatre Tour

This one hour tour of the building explores all areas, including the understage, backstage, and many other secret areas never seen on a normal visit.

Your tour guide will reveal the theatre’s fascinating history, and highlight tales of its stars, its shows and even its ghosts.

Tours cost £7.5. Duration 1 hour. Maximum of 25 people per tour.

Visitors with restricted mobility will have limited access as the tour includes lots of steps. Comfortable shoes are recommended.

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Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

United Kingdom: outside London


Backstage Tour

13th May 2023, 10:30am

Backstage Tour

Did you know that the Festival Theatre is situated on Edinburgh’s longest continuous theatre site? Or that it was once a Bingo hall? Want to stand on stage and feel like a star?

This backstage tour is a great chance to go behind the scenes; see the workings of the theatre and walk down memory lane as we chat through the theatre’s interesting history.

The route utilises our spacious foyers, auditorium, and stage, and has been modified to leave out some of the most enclosed spaces in the theatre, without taking away from your experience. We kindly request that everyone adheres to government guidelines - please wear a mask unless exempt, follow guidance on 2m social distancing, and frequently use the hand sanitisers that we have situated throughout the building.

Refreshments are included at the end of the tour. Tickets £10 (Friends of Capital Theatres receive £2 off).

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Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

United Kingdom: outside London


Backstage Tour

3rd June 2023, 10:30am

Backstage Tour

Did you know that the Festival Theatre is situated on Edinburgh’s longest continuous theatre site? Or that it was once a Bingo hall? Want to stand on stage and feel like a star?

This backstage tour is a great chance to go behind the scenes; see the workings of the theatre and walk down memory lane as we chat through the theatre’s interesting history.

The route utilises our spacious foyers, auditorium, and stage, and has been modified to leave out some of the most enclosed spaces in the theatre, without taking away from your experience. We kindly request that everyone adheres to government guidelines - please wear a mask unless exempt, follow guidance on 2m social distancing, and frequently use the hand sanitisers that we have situated throughout the building.

Refreshments are included at the end of the tour. Tickets £10 (Friends of Capital Theatres receive £2 off).

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Tyne Theatre & Opera House, Newcastle

Tyne Theatre & Opera House, Newcastle

United Kingdom: outside London


Theatre Tour

10th June 2023, 11am

Theatre Tour

This one hour tour of the building explores all areas, including the understage, backstage, and many other secret areas never seen on a normal visit.

Your tour guide will reveal the theatre’s fascinating history, and highlight tales of its stars, its shows and even its ghosts.

Tours cost £7.5. Duration 1 hour. Maximum of 25 people per tour.

Visitors with restricted mobility will have limited access as the tour includes lots of steps. Comfortable shoes are recommended.

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