What lies behind those doors?

If you’ve ever walked by the Winter Gardens and questioned what lies behind its distinctive doors, perhaps now’s the time to find out. Guided tours are available on Sundays to anyone who wishes to drop in.

Guided tours are recommended for up to 12 people at a time and give you the chance to take in the theatre’s architecture and enjoy a glimpse behind the scenes. You’ll tour around the theatre for about an hour. You’ll get to see backstage and even step onto the iconic stage where so many famous names have performed over the years. The tour guide will be able to answer any questions you have and there is a time, in the end, to talk about the Winter Garden’s future and the plans for its regeneration.

We advise visitors to wear warm clothing and sensible shoes. Summertime opening hours differ. Tour’s are bookable in advance. Tours operate on Sunday only.

Tours include information on:
    • The history of the Winter Gardens
    • Who has performed here
    • When it was first built
    • Renovations to date
    • The future of the venue

Tour bookings are currently not available. To book a tour please choose the date, and follow the link to buy your tickets. Currently, we are only able to operate tours on Sundays, this is due to insufficient volunteers during the week.

Maximum of 12 people per tour.
Tours run at
Tour Prices: – Adult £6, Child £3

Please be aware that due to limited disabled access, those with mobility issues can only access to the ground floor.


Theatre tours have now finished for the season, sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.