Backstage Tours and Attractions

Backstage Theatre Tours

A range of public and private tours for groups of 10+ at some of London's best theatres. 

Behind the Seams at Angels Costumes

Behind the Seams at Angels Costumes - Dressing the stars of stage and screen since 1840

Angels Costumes is the world's largest costume house and the Behind the Seams tour is a one-of-a-kind experience - showcasing their extensive costume collection which spans 8 miles worth of rails and over 1 million items.

On the tour, you'll be guided around all of Angels Costumes departments including Tailoring, Ladies Making, Alterations, Uniform, Badge Room and Warehouse. You'll hear first-hand accounts of working on the biggest productions such as Shakespeare in Love, The Lady in the Van, Downton Abbey, Wicked and Game of Thrones. You'll also see clothes made or recreated for Benedict Cumberbatch, Judi Dench, Fred Astaire, Johnny Depp, Cate Blanchett and many more.

Private tours booked on request for ages 11+ from £375 per tour. Up to 15 people per tour, up to 3 tours at any one time.

Movie Tours

Theatre Workout now offer Film and TV location sightseeing tours in London including bus and walking tours in various locations. Our top recommendations include: 

  • Harry Potter Walking Tour of London: A guided two hour Harry Potter Walking Tour of London. Includes the Ministry of Magic street entrance, the Leaky Cauldron and the Death Eaters bridge.

  • Greenwich Tour of Film Locations: Visit Greenwich and discover how a World Heritage Site has become a top film location on this 2 hour Greenwich film locations tour that showcases scenes from over 30 blockbuster movies.

  • The Crown Walking Tour of London: a two hour guided tour of filming locations for the hit Netflix show including royal palaces, private clubs and iconic sites

  • Doctor Who Walking Tour of London:  2 ½ hour Doctor Who London walking tour, seeing locations from classic episodes such as The Invasion to Rose, Dark Water and Death in Heaven with Peter Capaldi.

  • Mary Poppins Walking Tour of London: Join us on the Mary Poppins Tour of London as you take a two hour walk exploring locations from the new film with Emily Blunt as well as literary sites.

Other tour options are available across the UK. Let us know where you want to go and we'll check available tour options. 

National Theatre

Led by experienced guides, visit the unseen parts of the three auditoriums, backstage areas and theatre workshops, where sets and props are created.
Monday - Friday: 10.15, 10.30, 12.15, 12.30, 17.15, 17.30 | Saturday: 10.30 & 12.15 | Sunday: 12.30 (on days when the building is open)
Private tour for up to 20* from £237.50

Private tour for up to 32* from £385

Public tour tickets - groups of 8+ £11.85 per person

Public tour tickets - fewer than 8 people: Adults 18 & over £16.25, Children 17 & under £11.50 per person

* Required for groups under the age of 13

The Phantom's Lair

Following the Thursday matinee performance, students can view the fascinating stage re-set of The phantom of The Opera and take part on a question and answer with a company or crew member. Groups 15+ from £6.25 per person (show ticket not included). 

 

Download the tour support pack here.

Sondheim Theatre

Formerly the Queen's Theatre, this is the backstage tour at the home of Les Miserables, with a fascinating history and access to costumes, the stage and much more!

Wednesdays only at 10:00, 11:00 & 12:00.

School bookings of groups of 10+ from £6.25 per person. 

Non-school groups of 10+ from £7 per person. 

It has not yet been announced when tours will restart. The new production of Les Miserables opens 18/12/2019. Follow us for updates

Theatre Royal Drury Lane

Tours at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane closes in January 2019 as the theatre will be closed for about a year for major renovations. Tours are expected to begin soon after the opening of Frozen in early 2020.

 

A backstage tour at one of the West End’s grandest and most historic theatres, and home to many award winning productions. 

New times and prices TBC.

Attractions

Did you know that London's museums and galleries, plus its many other outstanding attractions, are the most Googled attractions on the planet? 

Many of London's museums and galleries have more visitors than some countries. They offer classes, workshops and tours for groups, making an outstanding option for any school trip, Groups must book in advance so speak to Theatre Workout today to plan your bespoke trip.

Other attractions include: Sea Life London Aquarium, Warner Brother's Studio Tour, Faulty Towers Dining Experience, Tower of London, Buckingham Palace, Houses of Parliament, View from the Shard, London Dungeon, Madame Tussauds, Kew Gardens, Windsor Castle, Westminster Abbey, and Kew Gardens.

 

Contact us today for more information 

Body Worlds London

A MUST-SEE!

 

Discover the beauty beneath your skin at the brand-new and interactive BODY WORLDS, the permanent museum experience in the heart of London. 

Dr Gunther von Hagens’ renowned exhibition of real human bodies has sparked curiosity and awe around the world with over 47 million visitors globally. Journey through the human body and discover the magic and mysteries that lie underneath the skin.

London Eye

One of London's premier attractions with outstanding views across the capital. Duration 45 minutes.

Natural History and Science Museums

Visit two of the world's leading museums: the Natural History Museum and Science Museum, both of which offer engaging educational experiences. 

Each museum offers education packages with specialist classes and tours for schools. Contact us to build your trip today. 

 

Ripley's Believe It Or Not

Take your imagination into uncharted territory at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! London. Follow in the footsteps of intrepid adventurer Robert Ripley and explore six oddity-packed floors crammed with countless curiosities, unusual historical artefacts, amazing art, and experiences inspired by his world famous collection.

Groups aged 16+ £27.95 reduced to £16.95

Groups aged 4-15 £20.95 reduced to £14.95

1 free ticket per ten paid! 

Royal Museums Greenwich

A top-10 UK visitor attraction, Royal Museums Greenwich is home to the Royal Observatory Greenwich, the iconic historic sailing ship Cutty Sark, the National Maritime Museum and the Queen’s House art gallery. All our attractions are located within easy walking distance of each other within a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Day passes or single attraction tickets available. 

Why not travel to Greenwich the scenic route - Thames Clipper services also available. 

Thames River Cruise

Travel in style on the river Thames with convenient ferry terminals in Greenwich, Waterloo, Westminster and the City.

 

Options include fast Thames Clipper day passes or more leisurely tours packaged with activities.

UK Parliament

Award-winning group tours at the UK Parliament, offering a wide range of tours of the House of Commons, House of Lords, and medieval Westminster hall.

90 minute guided tour or self-guided via multimedia, available in English, Welsh, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Mandarin Chinese, Russian and Brazilian Portuguese.

Tours are available Saturdays and most weekdays during parliamentary recesses including Christmas, Easter and summer. Afternoon Tea is also available on request.

Audio Tours: Adults 16+ from £18.50, children 5-15 years from £9.75

Guided Tours: Adults 16+ from £26, children 5-15 years from £13.00

Audio/Guided tours plus afternoon tea: Adults 16+ from £35, children 5-15 years from £20 plus tour price

V&A Theatre Collection

The Theatre & Performance collections are an incredible resource that document current practice and the history of all areas of performing arts in the UK, including drama, dance, opera, circus, puppetry, comedy, musical theatre, costume, set design, pantomime, popular music and much more...

 

Tours available for groups of 15+ from just £12 for school groups and £15 for adult groups, plus free entry to the rest of the museum. 

 

ZSL London Zoo

London Zoo is the world's oldest scientific zoo. It was opened in London on 27 April 1828, and was originally intended to be used as a collection for scientific study.

 

Day passes for groups of 10+:

Adult price per person: from £20.95
Child price per person: from £16.25

Ts & Cs

Prices are correct at the time of publication, but are subject to availability and change at the providers discretion. Exclusion dates may apply. 

Last updated 8th August 2018

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