Going behind the curtain can be an eye-opening experience. The sheer scale of West End theatres such as Drury Lane, the National or the Royal Opera House is hugely impressive and a backstage tour is a great opportunity to see the hidden world of costume departments, scene-building and technical magic.
Theatre Royal Drury Lane
One of the grandest theatres in the world, the Theatre Royal Drury Lane has recently undergone a multi-million pound restoration to take it back to its former 1812 glory. With a giant backstage area, and lots of hidden corners and entertaining stories, this is a great theatre tour.
Catherine Street, London, WC2B 5JF (Map)