Event location: Tours at Drury Lane. Ongoing event.

THROUGH THE STAGE DOOR is a unique opportunity to go behind the scenes of one of the most famous theatres in the World. The tour transports visitors back in time to feel the mystical and historic atmosphere of London's oldest and most fascinating theatre.

Since its construction in 1663, this theatre has triumphed over tragedy, fire, bankruptcy and even murder...

The tour draws on the experience of professional actors, who conduct the tour and perform some of the most intriguing episodes in the theatres 338 year history. Their repertoire includes characters such as Hamlet and Ophelia, Nell Gwynne, former theatre managers (Garrick, Sheridan and Kean), playwrights and back stage staff.

The tour also explores the theatre's Royal retiring rooms, front of house areas, intriguing backstage and the rarely seen, innovative hydraulic understage machinery.

This is a magical theatrical experience, unlike any theatre tour before.


The tour lasts approximately 1 hour.

When Can I Go?

Monday - 2.15pm and 4.15pm

Tuesday - 2.15pm and 4.15pm

Wednesday - 10.30am and 11.45am

Thursday - 2.15pm and 4.15pm

Friday - 2.15pm and 4.15pm

Saturday - 10.30am and 11.45am

Sunday - By special appointment

How Does It Work?

You will receive a confirmation email.

Please print the confirmation and bring it on the day, a minimum of 15 minutes before the tour start time at the venue box office.

Where do I go?

Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Catherine Street,London WC2B 5JF

By Tube-Charing Cross, Embankment, Covent Garden, Holborn

By Train-Charing Cross, Waterloo Station

By Bus-1, 4, 11, 13, 15, 23, 26, 59, 68, 76, 91, 139, 168, 171, 176, 188, 243, 341, 521

Good To Know

As there are lots of stairs, the tour is not recommended for the infirm and ladies are advised to wear flat shoes.

Please assemble in the Box Office area ten minutes before the tour commences.

Theatre Royal Drury Lane is a working building so the content of the tours may vary and due to rehearsals some areas may occasionally be closed.

Suitable For Children


Cancellation Policy

No exchange or refund after purchase.