From 25th May - 19th June, Theatre Royal Drury Lane, one of Britain's most royal of theatres, will host late-night theatre tours. Still operating off a royal patent granted in the 17th century, the one-hour guided tour will begin at 9:45pm taking guests on a whistle-stop tour of regal history across the front and backstage of this iconic London landmark.
Theatre Royal Drury Lane, affectionately called The Lane, has a long and illustrious history with the English monarchy. From being one of the only theatres in the world to host two royal boxes, to live assassination attempts on the King during a show, our expert tour guides stories will intrigue theatregoers, tourists, and Londoners alike. For this Jubilee season only, guests can unearth hidden tales, conspiracy and hear scandalous 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 what makes our Royal Room unique.
The experience will start with a pre-tour Jubilee cocktail in the Cecil Beaton Bar and lounge. The Theatre Royal Drury Lane Royal tour is the ultimate royal experience, in the heart of London’s Covent Garden.
Tours are available from 25th May - 19th June. 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