Backstage tours at HMT

A NEW season of behind-the-scenes tours of Aberdeen’s historic His Majesty’s Theatre starts later this month.

The Saturday morning tours, lasting 75 minutes, will be held at 10.30am on January 26, February 9 and 16, March 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, and April 6, 20 and 27.

There will be an additional tour from 11.30am on three Saturdays – March 23, March 30 and April 20.

Numbers are limited to only 20 people per tour, on a first-come-first-served basis.

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 is an opportunity to get onstage and get a performers-eye view of one of the UK’s most beautiful theatres and then go backstage for a glimpse of the inner workings of a busy theatre.

Tickets for the public tours cost £5 (£3 concession) and can be booked through Aberdeen Box Office online at www.boxofficeaberdeen.com, in person at the Music Hall or His Majesty’s Theatre or by phone on 01224 641122.

Free tours for schools can be organised, according to availability and scheduling.

Information on these and individual tours for groups is available from Aberdeen Performing Arts acting creative learning manager Claire Davidson on 01224 337684, or at claire.davidson@aberdeenperformingarts.com