Backstage Tours

Are you intrigued to see what goes on behind the scenes?

We’ve accumulated some great stories over our 130-year history, and now you can find out about the best kept secrets by joining us on our popular Backstage Tour!

From understage to the fly floor, our Resident Stage Manager will take you on a journey around our beautiful, Victorian, Grade II listed theatre, answering your burning questions along the way… and believe us, what he doesn’t know about the theatre isn’t worth knowing!

Visit the dressing rooms where the stars have applied their make-up, learn about the history of the building, and see the auditorium from centre stage (it’s a pretty special sight). You’ll even find out about all the new and exciting developments that we’ve been working hard on to ensure that your theatre visit is memorable.

A must-do for any theatre fan. Book your backstage tour of the New Theatre Royal, and see the day-to-day work that goes on behind the scenes in this historic Victorian theatre. (Refreshments are also available).

New – The Art Walker Collection

The late, great Art Walker, who first worked at the New Theatre Royal in 1953 and later become the Resident Stage Manager, had an extensive collection of NTR memorabilia spanning back to the 1890s, which we have since purchased.

The collection includes a huge library of theatre related books and biographies as well as posters, photographs, programs, and press cuttings from professional productions at NTR and local companies including CAODS, LAODS, Clayton Babcock, Lincoln G+S, Great Eastern Stage, Phoenix Players, and The Lincoln Repertory Company.

And now you can be one of the first to see this incredible archive for yourself, as a new addition to our Backstage Tour. Book your tickets now.