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Backstage Tours

Suitable for all ages, Ezekial Bone's Magic Lantern Backstage tour gives you the chance to explore behind the scenes at the Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall. You will discover how our shows are created, as well as finding out about the venue's fascinating heritage.

How To Book
Book online (select tour date below) or call our Box Office on
0115 989 5555.

Private Backstage Tours
Groups/organisations can book a private Magic Lantern Backstage Tour for £150 for up to 30 people. This discounted rate works out at £5 per person. Please fill out the booking form.
Magic Lantern Booking Form

Tours last approximately 90 minutes and start from the Theatre Royal Stalls foyer.

Please Note:
No photography is allowed anywhere on stage or in the auditorium. Anybody seen taking pictures may be asked to leave the tour. Due to the number of stairs involved on the tour, special arrangements need to be made to accommodate customers with impaired mobility. Please advise us of your needs when making your booking.

For more information about this and other Nottingham tours please visit


“It was a joy … a five-star performance”
Gyles Brandreth, The Telegraph

“I definitely recommend it as a way to bring the cultural history of Nottingham to life, it will definitely make you appreciate this great theatre all the more”
Experience Nottinghamshire. Read the full review here.

“Did the Magic Lantern Tour this morning. Loved it! The knowledge, the wit and the entertainment from this really nice and genuine guy! Thank you!!”

Ste Phenix, Tour Participant

Our Magic Lantern Backstage tours have been awarded a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2017

Forthcoming Tour Dates