Tours of the Lancaster Grand Theatre

Theatre Tours

240 years of history in the Gem of the Northwest for the taking!

You are invited to take a guided tour of the third oldest continually operating theatre in England.  Originally opened in 1782 during the reign of George III and was rebuilt in 1908 following a disastrous fire into its current Edwardian style.  You will hear about its long and lively history and how it has developed into what you see today.  A backstage and front of house tour is yours for the taking during which you will see the ornate auditorium and the wonders of the hidden, functional world behind the curtain.  Stand on the stage and see what it looks like to be a performer!  Hear about the people who ran the Grand over the years, what they did to it and who has appeared here.  If you are lucky, you may even see the ghost!


Ticket Prices:

£5 Adults / £2.50 Under 16s  Family ticket: 1 child free with each paying adult

To book, contact the Box Office.

Box Office telephone number is 01524 64695

Special group bookings are possible on other dates.  Please contact the Box Office to arrange.


Places for a tour need to be booked in advance either on line or via the Box Office which is open 10am-3pm Monday to Saturday. Places are limited to 12 people per tour.

The tours are monthly and dates are on the What’s On Pages

Remaining tour for 2023 is on:

 Dec 16

Tours for first half of 2024 are on:

Jan 6, Feb 10, Mar 16, April 6, May 18, Jun 1, and July 6

Tours start at 10:30am from the foyer coffee bar and they last approximately one and a half hours.

It is possible to book places on the day, but tours will only take place if there are already some prebooked places for that particular date.

Please note that due to the historic nature of our Grade 2 listed building certain parts of the theatre are only accessible via steps or stairs.

Sarah-Louise’s Stage Stars

Sunday, July 21 at 1:00 pm

Sarah-Louise’s Stage Stars

Sunday, July 21 at 5:00 pm

Theatre Tours

Wednesday, July 24 at 2:00 pm

Ireland the Show

Wednesday, July 31 at 7:30 pm