Backstage Tours

Royal Shakespeare Company

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Wondering what’s going on behind the scenes during the RSC’s productions? Before you see the plays, enjoy a different experience of the theatre with our backstage tour.

Hear behind-the-scenes secrets such as how costumes are made and effects are achieved. Get a closer look at the sets and hear backstage stories of pre-production and rehearsals.

Search out the nooks and crannies of a working theatre, exploring the wings and the fly tower, as you are treated to the history of the theatre in the company of our expert Barbican Explorers. 

Suitable for ages 12 and over. This tour is not fully accessible, if you have access requirements please contact us in advance at access@barbican.org.uk and adjustments can be made to accommodate you in advance

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