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Tours

Mon - 10:30am, 12pm
Wed – 10:30am, 12pm, 2:30pm
Fri - 12pm, 2:30pm
Thu & Sat – 10:30am, 12pm
Sun – 10:30am

Tour Enquiries

For any enquiries please contact our friendly team at customer.relations@lwtheatres.co.uk

About the tour

Nestled in the heart of Covent Garden, the Theatre Royal Drury Lane has survived tragedy, fire, bankruptcy & even murder

Join us on a magical journey through theatrical history at Theatre Royal Drury Lane, the oldest theatre on the same site in the world.

Immerse yourself in the birthplace of the musical, modern pantomime, moving scenery, regular rehearsals and naturalistic acting, in our beautifully renovated theatre.

Discover the origins of theatrical terms such as Crew, Props and Box Office, as our expert actors entertain you with stories of stars, innovation, Royal scandal and even murder. Who knows, you may even get to see one of Drury Lane’s famous ghosts!

Join us for an exclusive late-night Royal Theatre Tour, running from 25th May - 19th June.













Black and white historical image of a knight
Black and white historical image of the Theatre Royal Drury Lane
Black and white historical image of two actors on stage

Theatre
Tours

Tours run

Mon - 10:30am, 12pm
Wed – 10:30am, 12pm, 2:30pm
Fri - 12pm, 2:30pm
Thu & Sat – 10:30am, 12pm
Sun – 10:30am

Guided tours are in English and last approximately 1 hour. There are 20 spaces available per tour. Sometimes we'll need to change the route due to other events taking place in the building.

Please note this is a walking tour with numerous steps and backstage areas, we recommend wearing comfortable shoes. Theatre Royal Drury Lane is also a working theatre so the tour route may vary.

Stories

Over 350 years of theatrical history

With two royal boxes, and four comprehensive reconstructions, the Theatre Royal Drury Lane certainly has a colourful story to tell. To continue its legacy, the ambitious £60 million project to restore and reimagine The Lane for the modern day is ready to be revealed and welcome everyone.

Theatre Royal Drury Lane

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More than 350 years of unbelievable theatrical history

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