Grand Opera House – Free Friday Tours for Community Groups

These Theatre tours will give you the chance to see the incredible results of the restoration of this iconic building, and explore the fascinating story of the Grand Opera House’s rich and colourful history from 1895 to the present day.

Follow in the footsteps of Charlie Chaplin, Luciano Pavarotti and Darcey Bussell by walking out onto the iconic stage; see what happens behind the scenes during a show, and explore the symbolism and meaning of the gods, elephants, stars and other stunning architectural features inside Frank Matcham’s auditorium.

Theatre Tour last for between 45 minutes and an hour, and tour participants also have exclusive access to the heritage exhibition before their tour start time.

We currently have spaces on tours on the following dates and times:

  • Friday 1, 22 September, 10.30am & 12pm
  • Friday 4,5,6 October, 10.30am & 12pm
  • Friday 11,12,13, 27 October, 10.30am & 12pm

There are limited numbers in our tour groups, so please ensure to book your places early.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me at or alternatively my colleague Lucy at

028 9024 0411

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