From 25th - 31st October, The Lane, said to be one of the most haunted buildings in the world, will host late-night theatre tours for Halloween for the first time. Once featured on Most Haunted, the one-hour guided tour will begin at 9:50pm taking guests on a whistle-stop tour of ghostly theatrical history across the front and backstage of this iconic London landmark.
Theatre Royal Drury Lane, affectionately called The Lane, notoriously has a cast of ghostly residents, whose stories will intrigue and haunt theatregoers, tourists, and Londoners alike. For this Halloween season only, guests can unearth hidden tales, scandal, conspiracy and hear ghost stories from the theatres, both past and present, on this exclusive tour.
Along the way, learn about the pioneers of acting and playwriting, including William Shakespeare, David Garrick and Richard Sheridan, and hear about revolutionary moments in theatrical history. Discover the theatre’s fascinating story, including its connection to World War II, and why The Lane is the only theatre in the world with two Royal boxes. To end, the tour actors will recall their personal ghost stories and previous experiences within the theatre before encouraging guests to share their own.
The experience will start with a pre-tour Halloween cocktail in the Cecil Beaton bar and lounge. Expert tour actors will unearth hidden tales and there may be sightings of the theatre’s most famous ghost, The Man in Grey. The Theatre Royal Drury Lane Halloween tour is the ultimate spooky experience, in the heart of London’s Covent Garden.
Tours are available from 25th-31st October. Arrival time is 9.15pm. Tour finishes at approx 10.45pm. Tickets are £25 per person. To book, click here
Usual tours of the theatre are available Wednesday and Friday at 10:30am, 12pm and 2:30pm, Thursday and Saturday at 10:30am and 12pm, and Sunday at 10:30am. Tickets are £18.50 per person with discounts for group bookings. Gift vouchers are also available. To book, please visit: www.thelane.co.uk/tours-and-experiences