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Theatre Tour - Theatre Royal Drury Lane

Since its construction in 1663, the Theatre Royal Drury Lane has triumphed over tragedy, fire, bankruptcy and even murder…

Take a tantalising tour behind the scenes of this fascinating venue and relive the incredible historical tales that make London’s oldest theatre a truly mystical and iconic site.

Drawing on the experience of professional actors, you’ll be transported back in time on a journey through some of the most intriguing episodes in a history spanning over 350 years. Prepare to be chilled by the spine-tingling tales of the 500 ghosts that haunt this building, find out why lavender is a banned substance, why whistling is frowned upon and revel in the bawdy anecdotes of many an actor, playwright and impresario.

The tour lasts approximately 1 hour.

Sounds good? Then have a look at the dates and times of the tours and secure your slot by following the Book Now link below.

Cancellation Policy

No refunds available after purchase.


Aprox. 1 hour

Good To Know

There’s plenty to see on this exciting tour, but there are a lot of stairs so make sure you wear flat shoes. In the interests of your own comfort, we don’t advise attending if you are infirm. To make sure we can kick off promptly, please assemble in the Box Office area ten minutes before the tour commences. And do remember that while part of the charm comes from Theatre Royal, Drury Lane being a working building, we do occasionally have to vary some of the tour content due to rehearsals, as some areas may be closed from time to time.

How Does It Work

You will receive a confirmation email,please print this email and bring it with you to the venue to collect your tickets. You must show photographic ID to collect tickets. We recommend you arrive a minimum of 30 minutes before your performance to collect your tickets and settle into your seats.

Performance Times

30th July 2018 - 5th January 2019

Where Do I Go

Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Catherine Street, London WC2B 5JF 

By Tube - Charing Cross, Embankment, Covent Garden, Holborn 

By Train - Charing Cross, Waterloo Station 

By Bus - 1, 4, 11, 13, 15, 23, 26, 59, 68, 76, 91, 139, 168, 171, 176, 188, 243, 341, 521

Theatre Tour - Theatre Royal Drury Lane