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National Theatre Tours

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A really great tour. Just ended up with the 2 of us on it. Jess was amazing!! Really great to see all of the backstage parts. Generally a must do tour for anyone visiting London. Great value for money.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booking a Backstage Tour at the National Theatre is more than worth the money! I had the unexpected "luxury" of having my very own personal tour guide for this experience since no one else showed up for my time slot (on 1st May). Hence the...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank jrr268
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved this tour of the National Theatre a couple of weeks ago. Very informative and friendly guide gave us all of the details that we asked for, and many that we wouldn't have thought to ask about. The tour can be customised depending on what...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank follies1987
Reviewed April 9, 2019

This is such a great idea- a backstage tour themed around a particular show- in this case, Follies. It is recommended that you have previously seen the show before you do the tour, but the tour starts before the evening performance ends, so you wouldn’t...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank MillyMilly121
Reviewed April 5, 2019

Last night I went on the After Lights Down Backstage tour. Our Guide for the tour was Rupert, who was very friendly, cheerful as well as very informative. The tour included the various backstage departments involved in the production of Follies that is currently running...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank groovydonkey
Reviewed April 2, 2019

Took a small group of 9 kids (all 7/8 years old) and 3 adults, to enhance their learning at school. Our guide was pitch perfect. Jess had the children enraptured and engaged in equal measure, they were fascinated and curious and loved all aspects of...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed February 16, 2019 via mobile

Costumes, wigs, and makeup tour. It takes many people to pit on a play. Interesting details. Wish I could have taken one photo just for me to remember.More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank JillConnecticut
alisonR2174, Manager at National Theatre Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2019

Thanks, Jill, for joining one of our Saturday morning Costume Tours. As you saw, there are many elements that come together not just for creating costumes, wigs and props for productions but also the maintenance, repair, alternations - not to mention the laundry and dry...More

Reviewed January 29, 2019

I feel like I missed something here - pretty much every review for this is great! But I didn't really get anything out of this. The tour involves sitting in the seats of a couple of theatres between shows and having some explanation of the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 99flake
alisonR2174, Manager at National Theatre Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2019

Thank you for posting your review - I'm sorry to read that visit felt underwhelming. There's always a balance to be found in scheduling a tour : for a time slot that gives access to the spaces when there's no performance but when there is...More

Reviewed January 13, 2019

A tour behind the scenes with our bubbly, enthusiastic guide Sophie. Who would have guessed that there are 1000 people on the production staff for scenery, costumes, props, sound and lighting . The purpose built Olivier has a hole in the stage that is 25...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Roger V
Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

As a Christmas present we did the National's new Tour for Two and had an absolutely amazing time! Our tour guide was so knowledgeable and had tailored the tour for us! We went round back stage areas and were shown the costume making, prop making...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank EdinburghFoodAndBeer
alisonR2174, Manager at National Theatre Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2019

What a great Christmas present - I'm glad you enjoyed the experience. Tours for Two are a great way to give a special gift, not just for Christmas - to mark an anniversary or birthday or just to treat yourself and a companion. And you...More

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December 13, 2016|
Response from Emily J |
Backstage Tours run throughout the year – I think the After Hours tours are more special – there is only one advertised on the website at the moment (on December 19th). Apart from being run at night, the After Hours Tours... More