Tours of the Lancaster Grand Theatre

Theatre Tours

235 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 built in 1782 during the reign of George III and rebuilt in 1908 to 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!


Places for a tour need to be booked in advance via the box office which is open 10am-3pm Monday to Saturday. Places are limited to 12 people per tour.

The next tours in 2018 are on…

  • Sat 28th July
  • Sat 25th August
  • Sat 15th September
  • Sat 20th October
  • Sat 24th November
  • Sat 15th December

Tours start at 10am 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.

Ticket Prices:

£5 Adults / £2.50 Child. Family ticket: 1 child free with each paying adult

The box office telephone number is 01524 64695

(Special group bookings are possible on other dates.  Please contact the box office to arrange.)

Romesh Ranganathan- Work In Progress

Saturday, August 24 at 8:00 pm

Julian Norton The Yorkshire Vet

Wednesday, September 4 at 7:30 pm

The Illegal Eagles

Friday, September 6 at 7:30 pm

80’s Explosion

Saturday, September 7 at 7:30 pm

Search For A Star

Sunday, September 8 at 7:30 pm