Backstage Tours

Ezekial Bone's Magic Lantern Backstage tour gives you the chance to explore behind the scenes at the Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall and find out about the venue's fascinating heritage.

Tours last approximately 1 hour 45 minutes and start from the Theatre Royal Stalls foyer.

There are a number of stairs involved on the tour, please advise us of any access needs when making your booking.

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

Please Note:
No photography is allowed anywhere on stage or in the auditorium. Anybody seen taking pictures may be asked to leave the tour.

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