BSL Backstage Tour

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Ever wondered what’s going on behind the scenes? Before you see the play, discover some of the hidden secrets of the Barbican Theatre on our BSL backstage tour.

Join Deaf architect and BSL user Martin Glover on this 60 minute walking tour of the Barbican Theatre. You'll get exclusive insight into the Royal Shakespeare Company's productions, and learn behind-the-scenes secrets such as how the show was devised, getting a closer look at the set design and technology behind it. 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.

Please note this tour will be delivered in British Sign Language only and does not include a voiceover.

  • Booking in advance is essential
  • Suitable for ages 12 and over
  • Free ticket for companion if required
  • Tour duration: 60 Minutes
  • Meet at Tickets and Information Desk

Please be aware that due to the nature of this tour and the age of the building the route is not fully accessible and will be unsuitable for those who require step-free access. If you have any access requirements please contact us in advance at [email protected] or call the box office on 0207 638 8891.

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