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Posted on 10/02/2017 by Helga Pearson in The Georgian Theatre Experience
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This year's tour season starts on Monday 13 February with guided tours running on the hour from 10am until 4pm, Monday to Saturday.

Our fantastic volunteer guides are looking forward to welcoming visitors to The Georgian Theatre Experience, who will be taken on a full tour of the auditorium, dressing rooms and stage. There is also the opportunity to spend time in the state-of-the-art exhibition area, which reveals what life was like for both the actors and their audiences in eighteenth century England.

The exhibition is home to the recently-restored Woodland Scene - Britain's oldest surviving stage scenery painted between 1818 and 1836 - as well as old playbills, scripts and photographs. There are also opportunities to dress up in authentic costumes and even tread the boards of the historic stage itself.

The Georgian Theatre Experience first opened its doors in July 2016 following an extensive redevelopment programme funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and a bequest from former Theatre Manager Paul Iles. The attraction has been a huge hit with locals and tourists alike and finished last season (alternating with Richmond Castle) as the first of 23 things to do in the town on Trip Advisor.

Access to The Georgian Theatre Experience is from the main entrance of the Theatre on Victoria Road. Tickets cost £5 per person (£2 for children) and are valid for 12 months.

 

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