Free Palace Theatre Manchester Tour: Behind the scenes

Apply before Fri 26 Jul

This offer is exclusive to Our Pass members

Would you like an exclusive tour of the Palace Theatre, Manchester's oldest and most beautiful theatre.

Home to some of the biggest names in theatre and entertainment over the last 130 years. From Hamilton to Houdini, Manchester’s Palace Theatre has played host to the likes of Judy Garland, Charlie Chaplin, Luciano Pavarotti, Noel Coward and Laurel and Hardy gracing the stage. Even Rochdale’s own Gracie Fields has taken to the Palace Theatre’s stage and if you aren’t sure exactly how impressive that cast list is you might have to ask your parents / Grandparents.

The tour will be led by one of the expert Creative Learning team from Ambassador Theatre Group and will delve into the history of the building (including its fabled ghosts) as well as take a look at the different types of theatre careers that the building houses.  The tour will include access to the spectacular auditorium and other areas of the building not usually open to the public.

These exclusive tours are completely free to attend but places are limited so apply now!

Lights, Sound, Scenary, Props.

Just a few of the things that help the amazing stage actors put on such great performances when big shows such as Hamilton or Disney’s The Lion King roll into Greater Manchester.

But how do they all fit backstage?

And why must you NEVER whistle in a theatre?

Our fabulous friends at the Ambassador Theatre Group are giving you the chance to check out what goes on behind the scenes at one of Manchester’s top theatres and meet the team who makes sure that the show does go on.

I want to go - how do I get a place on this tour?

When is it? Monday, 12th August 2024 at 2pm

Where is it? Stage Door, Palace Theatre Manchester, 97 Oxford St, Manchester, M1 6FT, UK

How do I apply? Make sure you’re signed in to your Exclusives account and click the APPLY NOW button to complete the form.

How will I know if I’ve got a spot on this tour? We will select a winner at midday on Friday 26th July 2024. We will contact you by email, text or DM to let you know. *Please note – Our emails sometimes get stuck in junk folders so make sure you keep any eye out to see if you are a lucky winner!

Please Note:  Our Pass and the Palace Theatre welcome applications from everyone, including those with accessibility needs. Due to the age of the building some areas are not fully accessible but we will do our best to make sure that you experience fully what life behind the scenes at a top theatre is like.

Don’t forget! To apply for this Exclusive offer you have to be an Our Pass member, but you can bring along someone who isn’t.  You’ll need to bring your Our Pass card on the day.

Got an Our Pass card and want to apply but not yet activated your Our Pass Exclusives account?  You can do this now here Activate Exclusives account and it only takes a couple of minutes.

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