The New Year kicks off a new season of behind-the-scenes tours of Aberdeen’s Edwardian architectural gem His Majesty’s Theatre.
The Saturday morning 75-minute tours, which lift the curtain on the inside story of the history and day-to-day workings of the historic theatre, will be held at 10.30am on January 25, February 1, 8, 15 and 22, March 1, 8, 22 and 29, and April 5, 19 and 26.
Under the guidance of enthusiastic and knowledgeable volunteers, visitors can explore His Majesty’s modern £7.8 million extension as well as the 100-year-old original building, designed by the legendary theatre architect Frank Matcham.
There’s an opportunity to get onstage and get a performers-eye view of one of the most beautiful theatres in Britain. Then it’s backstage for a glimpse of the inner workings of a busy theatre – and pick up some inside knowledge of its spooky past.
Numbers are limited to only 20 people per tour, on a first-come-first-served basis.
Tickets for the public tours costs £5 (£3 concession) and can be booked through Aberdeen Box Office online at www.aberdeenperformingarts.com, in person at the Music Hall or His Majesty’s Theatre or by phone on 01224 641122. They are subject to availability.