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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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Britannia Panopticon, Glasgow

Britannia Panopticon, Glasgow

United Kingdom: outside London


Open House Tours

Thu-Sat, 12pm-4pm

Open House Tours

The Britannia Panopticon is generally open Thursdays through Saturdays from 12pm to 4pm. Check with venue for special events and restrictions.

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

2nd July 2022, 11am

The People’s Tour

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.

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

7th July 2022, 11am

The People’s Tour

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.

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

9th July 2022, 11am

The People’s Tour

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.

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

14th July 2022, 11am

The People’s Tour

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.

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

King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

United Kingdom: outside London


Theatre Tour

16th July 2022, 10:30am

Theatre Tour

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.

The King’s Theatre will close for a Capital Redevelopment project in September 2022 - don’t miss your last chance to see behind the scenes at the theatre before it closes!

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.

Tickets £15 (Friends £13). 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

16th July 2022, 11am

The People’s Tour

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.

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

21st July 2022, 11am

The People’s Tour

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.

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

King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

United Kingdom: outside London


Theatre Tour

23rd July 2022, 10:30am

Theatre Tour

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.

The King’s Theatre will close for a Capital Redevelopment project in September 2022 - don’t miss your last chance to see behind the scenes at the theatre before it closes!

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.

Tickets £15 (Friends £13). 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

23rd July 2022, 11am

The People’s Tour

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.

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

28th July 2022, 11am

The People’s Tour

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.

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

30th July 2022, 11am

The People’s Tour

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.

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

Tyne Theatre & Opera House, Newcastle

Tyne Theatre & Opera House, Newcastle

United Kingdom: outside London


Theatre Tour

3rd September 2022, 11am

Theatre Tour

This one hour tour of the building explores all areas, including the understage, backstage, and many other secret areas never seen on a normal visit.

Your tour guide will reveal the theatre’s fascinating history, and highlight tales of its stars, its shows and even its ghosts.

Tours cost £6. Duration 1 hour. Maximum of 25 people per tour.

Visitors with restricted mobility will have limited access as the tour includes lots of steps. Comfortable shoes are recommended.

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

Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Theatre Royal, Glasgow

United Kingdom: outside London


Building And Heritage Tour

24th September 2022, 10am

Building And Heritage Tour

Happening on selected Saturdays, this exceptional insight into the Theatre Royal is your chance to get to know the building like you never have before, and grab some historical facts along the way.

Guided by tour leaders with a wealth of knowledge, these tours will be taking place on the mornings of Saturday 25th June, Saturday 24th September, and Saturday 26th November 2022.

Tickets £10, plus transaction fee of up to £3.80.

For more information email clglasgow@theambassadors.com Link opens in new window. For group bookings of 10 or more submit a request online Link opens in new window or call +44 (0)20 7206 1174 Link opens in new window.

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

Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Theatre Royal, Glasgow

United Kingdom: outside London


Building And Heritage Tour

24th September 2022, 10:30am

Building And Heritage Tour

Happening on selected Saturdays, this exceptional insight into the Theatre Royal is your chance to get to know the building like you never have before, and grab some historical facts along the way.

Guided by tour leaders with a wealth of knowledge, these tours will be taking place on the mornings of Saturday 25th June, Saturday 24th September, and Saturday 26th November 2022.

Tickets £10, plus transaction fee of up to £3.80.

For more information email clglasgow@theambassadors.com Link opens in new window. For group bookings of 10 or more submit a request online Link opens in new window or call +44 (0)20 7206 1174 Link opens in new window.

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

Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Theatre Royal, Glasgow

United Kingdom: outside London


Building And Heritage Tour

24th September 2022, 11am

Building And Heritage Tour

Happening on selected Saturdays, this exceptional insight into the Theatre Royal is your chance to get to know the building like you never have before, and grab some historical facts along the way.

Guided by tour leaders with a wealth of knowledge, these tours will be taking place on the mornings of Saturday 25th June, Saturday 24th September, and Saturday 26th November 2022.

Tickets £10, plus transaction fee of up to £3.80.

For more information email clglasgow@theambassadors.com Link opens in new window. For group bookings of 10 or more submit a request online Link opens in new window or call +44 (0)20 7206 1174 Link opens in new window.

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

Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Theatre Royal, Glasgow

United Kingdom: outside London


Building And Heritage Tour

24th September 2022, 11:30am

Building And Heritage Tour

Happening on selected Saturdays, this exceptional insight into the Theatre Royal is your chance to get to know the building like you never have before, and grab some historical facts along the way.

Guided by tour leaders with a wealth of knowledge, these tours will be taking place on the mornings of Saturday 25th June, Saturday 24th September, and Saturday 26th November 2022.

Tickets £10, plus transaction fee of up to £3.80.

For more information email clglasgow@theambassadors.com Link opens in new window. For group bookings of 10 or more submit a request online Link opens in new window or call +44 (0)20 7206 1174 Link opens in new window.

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

Tyne Theatre & Opera House, Newcastle

Tyne Theatre & Opera House, Newcastle

United Kingdom: outside London


Theatre Tour

1st October 2022, 11am

Theatre Tour

This one hour tour of the building explores all areas, including the understage, backstage, and many other secret areas never seen on a normal visit.

Your tour guide will reveal the theatre’s fascinating history, and highlight tales of its stars, its shows and even its ghosts.

Tours cost £6. Duration 1 hour. Maximum of 25 people per tour.

Visitors with restricted mobility will have limited access as the tour includes lots of steps. Comfortable shoes are recommended.

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

Tyne Theatre & Opera House, Newcastle

Tyne Theatre & Opera House, Newcastle

United Kingdom: outside London


Theatre Tour

5th November 2022, 11am

Theatre Tour

This one hour tour of the building explores all areas, including the understage, backstage, and many other secret areas never seen on a normal visit.

Your tour guide will reveal the theatre’s fascinating history, and highlight tales of its stars, its shows and even its ghosts.

Tours cost £6. Duration 1 hour. Maximum of 25 people per tour.

Visitors with restricted mobility will have limited access as the tour includes lots of steps. Comfortable shoes are recommended.

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

Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Theatre Royal, Glasgow

United Kingdom: outside London


Building And Heritage Tour

26th November 2022, 10am

Building And Heritage Tour

Happening on selected Saturdays, this exceptional insight into the Theatre Royal is your chance to get to know the building like you never have before, and grab some historical facts along the way.

Guided by tour leaders with a wealth of knowledge, these tours will be taking place on the mornings of Saturday 25th June, Saturday 24th September, and Saturday 26th November 2022.

Tickets £10, plus transaction fee of up to £3.80.

For more information email clglasgow@theambassadors.com Link opens in new window. For group bookings of 10 or more submit a request online Link opens in new window or call +44 (0)20 7206 1174 Link opens in new window.

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

Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Theatre Royal, Glasgow

United Kingdom: outside London


Building And Heritage Tour

26th November 2022, 10:30am

Building And Heritage Tour

Happening on selected Saturdays, this exceptional insight into the Theatre Royal is your chance to get to know the building like you never have before, and grab some historical facts along the way.

Guided by tour leaders with a wealth of knowledge, these tours will be taking place on the mornings of Saturday 25th June, Saturday 24th September, and Saturday 26th November 2022.

Tickets £10, plus transaction fee of up to £3.80.

For more information email clglasgow@theambassadors.com Link opens in new window. For group bookings of 10 or more submit a request online Link opens in new window or call +44 (0)20 7206 1174 Link opens in new window.

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

Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Theatre Royal, Glasgow

United Kingdom: outside London


Building And Heritage Tour

26th November 2022, 11am

Building And Heritage Tour

Happening on selected Saturdays, this exceptional insight into the Theatre Royal is your chance to get to know the building like you never have before, and grab some historical facts along the way.

Guided by tour leaders with a wealth of knowledge, these tours will be taking place on the mornings of Saturday 25th June, Saturday 24th September, and Saturday 26th November 2022.

Tickets £10, plus transaction fee of up to £3.80.

For more information email clglasgow@theambassadors.com Link opens in new window. For group bookings of 10 or more submit a request online Link opens in new window or call +44 (0)20 7206 1174 Link opens in new window.

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

Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Theatre Royal, Glasgow

United Kingdom: outside London


Building And Heritage Tour

26th November 2022, 11:30am

Building And Heritage Tour

Happening on selected Saturdays, this exceptional insight into the Theatre Royal is your chance to get to know the building like you never have before, and grab some historical facts along the way.

Guided by tour leaders with a wealth of knowledge, these tours will be taking place on the mornings of Saturday 25th June, Saturday 24th September, and Saturday 26th November 2022.

Tickets £10, plus transaction fee of up to £3.80.

For more information email clglasgow@theambassadors.com Link opens in new window. For group bookings of 10 or more submit a request online Link opens in new window or call +44 (0)20 7206 1174 Link opens in new window.

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

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