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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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Theatre Royal, Bristol

Theatre Royal, Bristol

United Kingdom: outside London


The People’s Tour

The People’s Tour

27th January 2022, 11am

Inspired by the people, performers, and players who have walked the boards through our two-and-a-half-century tenure, learn more about our world-class theatre and the productions that made history.

The People’s Tour combines myth, fact and Bristolian folklore, as our experienced tour guides expertly weave past and present into a thrilling and informative experience. The perfect morning for anyone with an interest in 18th–21st-century theatre and the people behind Bristol Old Vic’s rich history.

A socially distanced experience, our Theatre Tours are designed for small groups or ’bubbles’. In line with the current guidance, we can accommodate a group of up to 6 people from any number of households for each tour. Tours last 1 hour and cost £50 for a group of up to 6.

Spaces regularly included on The People’s Tour: The new Bristol Old Vic Foyer; The Georgian Auditorium, Stage, Gallery, and Pit passages; The Linbury Paintshop; The Weston Studio; Coopers’ Hall.

As a working theatre with ongoing rehearsals and other technical work, there are certain times when parts of the building will be inaccessible. We always endeavour to provide a true behind-the-scenes experience, but it may be necessary for tours to be rescheduled in rare circumstances.

Click here to go to the event website. Link opens in new window

Theatre Royal, Bristol

Theatre Royal, Bristol

United Kingdom: outside London


The People’s Tour

The People’s Tour

29th January 2022, 11am

Inspired by the people, performers, and players who have walked the boards through our two-and-a-half-century tenure, learn more about our world-class theatre and the productions that made history.

The People’s Tour combines myth, fact and Bristolian folklore, as our experienced tour guides expertly weave past and present into a thrilling and informative experience. The perfect morning for anyone with an interest in 18th–21st-century theatre and the people behind Bristol Old Vic’s rich history.

A socially distanced experience, our Theatre Tours are designed for small groups or ’bubbles’. In line with the current guidance, we can accommodate a group of up to 6 people from any number of households for each tour. Tours last 1 hour and cost £50 for a group of up to 6.

Spaces regularly included on The People’s Tour: The new Bristol Old Vic Foyer; The Georgian Auditorium, Stage, Gallery, and Pit passages; The Linbury Paintshop; The Weston Studio; Coopers’ Hall.

As a working theatre with ongoing rehearsals and other technical work, there are certain times when parts of the building will be inaccessible. We always endeavour to provide a true behind-the-scenes experience, but it may be necessary for tours to be rescheduled in rare circumstances.

Click here to go to the event website. Link opens in new window

Theatre Royal, Bristol

Theatre Royal, Bristol

United Kingdom: outside London


The People’s Tour

The People’s Tour

3rd February 2022, 11am

Inspired by the people, performers, and players who have walked the boards through our two-and-a-half-century tenure, learn more about our world-class theatre and the productions that made history.

The People’s Tour combines myth, fact and Bristolian folklore, as our experienced tour guides expertly weave past and present into a thrilling and informative experience. The perfect morning for anyone with an interest in 18th–21st-century theatre and the people behind Bristol Old Vic’s rich history.

A socially distanced experience, our Theatre Tours are designed for small groups or ’bubbles’. In line with the current guidance, we can accommodate a group of up to 6 people from any number of households for each tour. Tours last 1 hour and cost £50 for a group of up to 6.

Spaces regularly included on The People’s Tour: The new Bristol Old Vic Foyer; The Georgian Auditorium, Stage, Gallery, and Pit passages; The Linbury Paintshop; The Weston Studio; Coopers’ Hall.

As a working theatre with ongoing rehearsals and other technical work, there are certain times when parts of the building will be inaccessible. We always endeavour to provide a true behind-the-scenes experience, but it may be necessary for tours to be rescheduled in rare circumstances.

Click here to go to the event website. Link opens in new window

Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

United Kingdom: outside London


Backstage Tour

Backstage Tour

5th February 2022, 10:30am

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.

Tours have been adapted to current government guidance. 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. Tickets £10 (Friends of Capital Theatres receive £2 off).

Click here to go to the event website. Link opens in new window

King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

United Kingdom: outside London


Theatre Tour

Theatre Tour

5th February 2022, 10:30am

Did you know that the King’s Theatre opened in 1906 with the pantomime Cinderella? Or that it has a stream running right underneath? 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.

Tours have been adapted to current government guidance. 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 and frequently use the hand sanitisers that we have situated throughout the building.

Tickets £10 (Friends £8). Approximate running time: 2 hours.

Click here to go to the event website. Link opens in new window

Theatre Royal, Bristol

Theatre Royal, Bristol

United Kingdom: outside London


The People’s Tour

The People’s Tour

5th February 2022, 11am

Inspired by the people, performers, and players who have walked the boards through our two-and-a-half-century tenure, learn more about our world-class theatre and the productions that made history.

The People’s Tour combines myth, fact and Bristolian folklore, as our experienced tour guides expertly weave past and present into a thrilling and informative experience. The perfect morning for anyone with an interest in 18th–21st-century theatre and the people behind Bristol Old Vic’s rich history.

A socially distanced experience, our Theatre Tours are designed for small groups or ’bubbles’. In line with the current guidance, we can accommodate a group of up to 6 people from any number of households for each tour. Tours last 1 hour and cost £50 for a group of up to 6.

Spaces regularly included on The People’s Tour: The new Bristol Old Vic Foyer; The Georgian Auditorium, Stage, Gallery, and Pit passages; The Linbury Paintshop; The Weston Studio; Coopers’ Hall.

As a working theatre with ongoing rehearsals and other technical work, there are certain times when parts of the building will be inaccessible. We always endeavour to provide a true behind-the-scenes experience, but it may be necessary for tours to be rescheduled in rare circumstances.

Click here to go to the event website. Link opens in new window

Theatre Royal, Bristol

Theatre Royal, Bristol

United Kingdom: outside London


The People’s Tour

The People’s Tour

10th February 2022, 11am

Inspired by the people, performers, and players who have walked the boards through our two-and-a-half-century tenure, learn more about our world-class theatre and the productions that made history.

The People’s Tour combines myth, fact and Bristolian folklore, as our experienced tour guides expertly weave past and present into a thrilling and informative experience. The perfect morning for anyone with an interest in 18th–21st-century theatre and the people behind Bristol Old Vic’s rich history.

A socially distanced experience, our Theatre Tours are designed for small groups or ’bubbles’. In line with the current guidance, we can accommodate a group of up to 6 people from any number of households for each tour. Tours last 1 hour and cost £50 for a group of up to 6.

Spaces regularly included on The People’s Tour: The new Bristol Old Vic Foyer; The Georgian Auditorium, Stage, Gallery, and Pit passages; The Linbury Paintshop; The Weston Studio; Coopers’ Hall.

As a working theatre with ongoing rehearsals and other technical work, there are certain times when parts of the building will be inaccessible. We always endeavour to provide a true behind-the-scenes experience, but it may be necessary for tours to be rescheduled in rare circumstances.

Click here to go to the event website. Link opens in new window

Theatre Royal, Bristol

Theatre Royal, Bristol

United Kingdom: outside London


The People’s Tour

The People’s Tour

12th February 2022, 11am

Inspired by the people, performers, and players who have walked the boards through our two-and-a-half-century tenure, learn more about our world-class theatre and the productions that made history.

The People’s Tour combines myth, fact and Bristolian folklore, as our experienced tour guides expertly weave past and present into a thrilling and informative experience. The perfect morning for anyone with an interest in 18th–21st-century theatre and the people behind Bristol Old Vic’s rich history.

A socially distanced experience, our Theatre Tours are designed for small groups or ’bubbles’. In line with the current guidance, we can accommodate a group of up to 6 people from any number of households for each tour. Tours last 1 hour and cost £50 for a group of up to 6.

Spaces regularly included on The People’s Tour: The new Bristol Old Vic Foyer; The Georgian Auditorium, Stage, Gallery, and Pit passages; The Linbury Paintshop; The Weston Studio; Coopers’ Hall.

As a working theatre with ongoing rehearsals and other technical work, there are certain times when parts of the building will be inaccessible. We always endeavour to provide a true behind-the-scenes experience, but it may be necessary for tours to be rescheduled in rare circumstances.

Click here to go to the event website. Link opens in new window

Theatre Royal, Bristol

Theatre Royal, Bristol

United Kingdom: outside London


The People’s Tour

The People’s Tour

17th February 2022, 11am

Inspired by the people, performers, and players who have walked the boards through our two-and-a-half-century tenure, learn more about our world-class theatre and the productions that made history.

The People’s Tour combines myth, fact and Bristolian folklore, as our experienced tour guides expertly weave past and present into a thrilling and informative experience. The perfect morning for anyone with an interest in 18th–21st-century theatre and the people behind Bristol Old Vic’s rich history.

A socially distanced experience, our Theatre Tours are designed for small groups or ’bubbles’. In line with the current guidance, we can accommodate a group of up to 6 people from any number of households for each tour. Tours last 1 hour and cost £50 for a group of up to 6.

Spaces regularly included on The People’s Tour: The new Bristol Old Vic Foyer; The Georgian Auditorium, Stage, Gallery, and Pit passages; The Linbury Paintshop; The Weston Studio; Coopers’ Hall.

As a working theatre with ongoing rehearsals and other technical work, there are certain times when parts of the building will be inaccessible. We always endeavour to provide a true behind-the-scenes experience, but it may be necessary for tours to be rescheduled in rare circumstances.

Click here to go to the event website. Link opens in new window

Theatre Royal, Bristol

Theatre Royal, Bristol

United Kingdom: outside London


The People’s Tour

The People’s Tour

19th February 2022, 11am

Inspired by the people, performers, and players who have walked the boards through our two-and-a-half-century tenure, learn more about our world-class theatre and the productions that made history.

The People’s Tour combines myth, fact and Bristolian folklore, as our experienced tour guides expertly weave past and present into a thrilling and informative experience. The perfect morning for anyone with an interest in 18th–21st-century theatre and the people behind Bristol Old Vic’s rich history.

A socially distanced experience, our Theatre Tours are designed for small groups or ’bubbles’. In line with the current guidance, we can accommodate a group of up to 6 people from any number of households for each tour. Tours last 1 hour and cost £50 for a group of up to 6.

Spaces regularly included on The People’s Tour: The new Bristol Old Vic Foyer; The Georgian Auditorium, Stage, Gallery, and Pit passages; The Linbury Paintshop; The Weston Studio; Coopers’ Hall.

As a working theatre with ongoing rehearsals and other technical work, there are certain times when parts of the building will be inaccessible. We always endeavour to provide a true behind-the-scenes experience, but it may be necessary for tours to be rescheduled in rare circumstances.

Click here to go to the event website. Link opens in new window

Theatre Royal, Bristol

Theatre Royal, Bristol

United Kingdom: outside London


The People’s Tour

The People’s Tour

3rd March 2022, 11am

Inspired by the people, performers, and players who have walked the boards through our two-and-a-half-century tenure, learn more about our world-class theatre and the productions that made history.

The People’s Tour combines myth, fact and Bristolian folklore, as our experienced tour guides expertly weave past and present into a thrilling and informative experience. The perfect morning for anyone with an interest in 18th–21st-century theatre and the people behind Bristol Old Vic’s rich history.

A socially distanced experience, our Theatre Tours are designed for small groups or ’bubbles’. In line with the current guidance, we can accommodate a group of up to 6 people from any number of households for each tour. Tours last 1 hour and cost £50 for a group of up to 6.

Spaces regularly included on The People’s Tour: The new Bristol Old Vic Foyer; The Georgian Auditorium, Stage, Gallery, and Pit passages; The Linbury Paintshop; The Weston Studio; Coopers’ Hall.

As a working theatre with ongoing rehearsals and other technical work, there are certain times when parts of the building will be inaccessible. We always endeavour to provide a true behind-the-scenes experience, but it may be necessary for tours to be rescheduled in rare circumstances.

Click here to go to the event website. Link opens in new window

Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

United Kingdom: outside London


Backstage Tour

Backstage Tour

5th March 2022, 10:30am

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.

Tours have been adapted to current government guidance. 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. Tickets £10 (Friends of Capital Theatres receive £2 off).

Click here to go to the event website. Link opens in new window

King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

United Kingdom: outside London


Theatre Tour

Theatre Tour

5th March 2022, 10:30am

Did you know that the King’s Theatre opened in 1906 with the pantomime Cinderella? Or that it has a stream running right underneath? 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.

Tours have been adapted to current government guidance. 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 and frequently use the hand sanitisers that we have situated throughout the building.

Tickets £10 (Friends £8). Approximate running time: 2 hours.

Click here to go to the event website. Link opens in new window

Theatre Royal, Bristol

Theatre Royal, Bristol

United Kingdom: outside London


The People’s Tour

The People’s Tour

5th March 2022, 11am

Inspired by the people, performers, and players who have walked the boards through our two-and-a-half-century tenure, learn more about our world-class theatre and the productions that made history.

The People’s Tour combines myth, fact and Bristolian folklore, as our experienced tour guides expertly weave past and present into a thrilling and informative experience. The perfect morning for anyone with an interest in 18th–21st-century theatre and the people behind Bristol Old Vic’s rich history.

A socially distanced experience, our Theatre Tours are designed for small groups or ’bubbles’. In line with the current guidance, we can accommodate a group of up to 6 people from any number of households for each tour. Tours last 1 hour and cost £50 for a group of up to 6.

Spaces regularly included on The People’s Tour: The new Bristol Old Vic Foyer; The Georgian Auditorium, Stage, Gallery, and Pit passages; The Linbury Paintshop; The Weston Studio; Coopers’ Hall.

As a working theatre with ongoing rehearsals and other technical work, there are certain times when parts of the building will be inaccessible. We always endeavour to provide a true behind-the-scenes experience, but it may be necessary for tours to be rescheduled in rare circumstances.

Click here to go to the event website. Link opens in new window

Theatre Royal, Bristol

Theatre Royal, Bristol

United Kingdom: outside London


The People’s Tour

The People’s Tour

10th March 2022, 11am

Inspired by the people, performers, and players who have walked the boards through our two-and-a-half-century tenure, learn more about our world-class theatre and the productions that made history.

The People’s Tour combines myth, fact and Bristolian folklore, as our experienced tour guides expertly weave past and present into a thrilling and informative experience. The perfect morning for anyone with an interest in 18th–21st-century theatre and the people behind Bristol Old Vic’s rich history.

A socially distanced experience, our Theatre Tours are designed for small groups or ’bubbles’. In line with the current guidance, we can accommodate a group of up to 6 people from any number of households for each tour. Tours last 1 hour and cost £50 for a group of up to 6.

Spaces regularly included on The People’s Tour: The new Bristol Old Vic Foyer; The Georgian Auditorium, Stage, Gallery, and Pit passages; The Linbury Paintshop; The Weston Studio; Coopers’ Hall.

As a working theatre with ongoing rehearsals and other technical work, there are certain times when parts of the building will be inaccessible. We always endeavour to provide a true behind-the-scenes experience, but it may be necessary for tours to be rescheduled in rare circumstances.

Click here to go to the event website. Link opens in new window

Theatre Royal, Bristol

Theatre Royal, Bristol

United Kingdom: outside London


The People’s Tour

The People’s Tour

12th March 2022, 11am

Inspired by the people, performers, and players who have walked the boards through our two-and-a-half-century tenure, learn more about our world-class theatre and the productions that made history.

The People’s Tour combines myth, fact and Bristolian folklore, as our experienced tour guides expertly weave past and present into a thrilling and informative experience. The perfect morning for anyone with an interest in 18th–21st-century theatre and the people behind Bristol Old Vic’s rich history.

A socially distanced experience, our Theatre Tours are designed for small groups or ’bubbles’. In line with the current guidance, we can accommodate a group of up to 6 people from any number of households for each tour. Tours last 1 hour and cost £50 for a group of up to 6.

Spaces regularly included on The People’s Tour: The new Bristol Old Vic Foyer; The Georgian Auditorium, Stage, Gallery, and Pit passages; The Linbury Paintshop; The Weston Studio; Coopers’ Hall.

As a working theatre with ongoing rehearsals and other technical work, there are certain times when parts of the building will be inaccessible. We always endeavour to provide a true behind-the-scenes experience, but it may be necessary for tours to be rescheduled in rare circumstances.

Click here to go to the event website. Link opens in new window

Theatre Royal, Bristol

Theatre Royal, Bristol

United Kingdom: outside London


The People’s Tour

The People’s Tour

17th March 2022, 11am

Inspired by the people, performers, and players who have walked the boards through our two-and-a-half-century tenure, learn more about our world-class theatre and the productions that made history.

The People’s Tour combines myth, fact and Bristolian folklore, as our experienced tour guides expertly weave past and present into a thrilling and informative experience. The perfect morning for anyone with an interest in 18th–21st-century theatre and the people behind Bristol Old Vic’s rich history.

A socially distanced experience, our Theatre Tours are designed for small groups or ’bubbles’. In line with the current guidance, we can accommodate a group of up to 6 people from any number of households for each tour. Tours last 1 hour and cost £50 for a group of up to 6.

Spaces regularly included on The People’s Tour: The new Bristol Old Vic Foyer; The Georgian Auditorium, Stage, Gallery, and Pit passages; The Linbury Paintshop; The Weston Studio; Coopers’ Hall.

As a working theatre with ongoing rehearsals and other technical work, there are certain times when parts of the building will be inaccessible. We always endeavour to provide a true behind-the-scenes experience, but it may be necessary for tours to be rescheduled in rare circumstances.

Click here to go to the event website. Link opens in new window

Theatre Royal, Bristol

Theatre Royal, Bristol

United Kingdom: outside London


The People’s Tour

The People’s Tour

19th March 2022, 11am

Inspired by the people, performers, and players who have walked the boards through our two-and-a-half-century tenure, learn more about our world-class theatre and the productions that made history.

The People’s Tour combines myth, fact and Bristolian folklore, as our experienced tour guides expertly weave past and present into a thrilling and informative experience. The perfect morning for anyone with an interest in 18th–21st-century theatre and the people behind Bristol Old Vic’s rich history.

A socially distanced experience, our Theatre Tours are designed for small groups or ’bubbles’. In line with the current guidance, we can accommodate a group of up to 6 people from any number of households for each tour. Tours last 1 hour and cost £50 for a group of up to 6.

Spaces regularly included on The People’s Tour: The new Bristol Old Vic Foyer; The Georgian Auditorium, Stage, Gallery, and Pit passages; The Linbury Paintshop; The Weston Studio; Coopers’ Hall.

As a working theatre with ongoing rehearsals and other technical work, there are certain times when parts of the building will be inaccessible. We always endeavour to provide a true behind-the-scenes experience, but it may be necessary for tours to be rescheduled in rare circumstances.

Click here to go to the event website. Link opens in new window

Theatre Royal, Bristol

Theatre Royal, Bristol

United Kingdom: outside London


The People’s Tour

The People’s Tour

24th March 2022, 11am

Inspired by the people, performers, and players who have walked the boards through our two-and-a-half-century tenure, learn more about our world-class theatre and the productions that made history.

The People’s Tour combines myth, fact and Bristolian folklore, as our experienced tour guides expertly weave past and present into a thrilling and informative experience. The perfect morning for anyone with an interest in 18th–21st-century theatre and the people behind Bristol Old Vic’s rich history.

A socially distanced experience, our Theatre Tours are designed for small groups or ’bubbles’. In line with the current guidance, we can accommodate a group of up to 6 people from any number of households for each tour. Tours last 1 hour and cost £50 for a group of up to 6.

Spaces regularly included on The People’s Tour: The new Bristol Old Vic Foyer; The Georgian Auditorium, Stage, Gallery, and Pit passages; The Linbury Paintshop; The Weston Studio; Coopers’ Hall.

As a working theatre with ongoing rehearsals and other technical work, there are certain times when parts of the building will be inaccessible. We always endeavour to provide a true behind-the-scenes experience, but it may be necessary for tours to be rescheduled in rare circumstances.

Click here to go to the event website. Link opens in new window

Theatre Royal, Bristol

Theatre Royal, Bristol

United Kingdom: outside London


The People’s Tour

The People’s Tour

26th March 2022, 11am

Inspired by the people, performers, and players who have walked the boards through our two-and-a-half-century tenure, learn more about our world-class theatre and the productions that made history.

The People’s Tour combines myth, fact and Bristolian folklore, as our experienced tour guides expertly weave past and present into a thrilling and informative experience. The perfect morning for anyone with an interest in 18th–21st-century theatre and the people behind Bristol Old Vic’s rich history.

A socially distanced experience, our Theatre Tours are designed for small groups or ’bubbles’. In line with the current guidance, we can accommodate a group of up to 6 people from any number of households for each tour. Tours last 1 hour and cost £50 for a group of up to 6.

Spaces regularly included on The People’s Tour: The new Bristol Old Vic Foyer; The Georgian Auditorium, Stage, Gallery, and Pit passages; The Linbury Paintshop; The Weston Studio; Coopers’ Hall.

As a working theatre with ongoing rehearsals and other technical work, there are certain times when parts of the building will be inaccessible. We always endeavour to provide a true behind-the-scenes experience, but it may be necessary for tours to be rescheduled in rare circumstances.

Click here to go to the event website. Link opens in new window

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