National Theatre Backstage Tours
- Friendly and informative guide leads a tour of the National Theatre sharing insight into how it operates and information on its history
- Exclusive look into how a working theatre operates behind the scenes
- No two tours are ever the same: See daily activities such as set building, rehearsals, prop-making and costume designing
South Bank, London, United Kingdom
About National Theatre Backstage Tours
The magic of live theater is a power to behold, as is the creativity that goes on behind the scenes in order to bring that magic to the stage. The National Theatre in London is one of the world’s busiest entertainment facilities, producing an average of 20 new productions every year. These fully guided behind-the-scenes tours take guests backstage for an in-depth look at its incredibly busy daily operation. No two tours are ever exactly the same, as the rhythm of production is in a constant state of flux—from rehearsals to set building to costume design. These tours are one of London’s most popular activities, and are suitable for visitors of all ages.
If you do only one backstage tour when in London, do this one at the National Theatre… Taken through the labyrinth of corridors that lead to the stages of the Lyttelton, Olivier and Cottesloe auditoria, you'll spy sets sitting in waiting as they are literally set aside waiting to be used again.