The London Palladium opens for new backstage tours

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The London Palladium is opening its doors for a unique backstage experience for a limited time this summer.

From 15 July until 31 August, the theatre known as the ‘home of variety’ will allow visitors to explore areas typically off-limits to the public. Tickets are on sale now here.

Owned by renowned composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, the London Palladium has been a cultural landmark since its opening in 1910. Over the decades, it has welcomed a roster of legendary performers such as Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, The Beatles, and Madonna. The venue has also been the stage for iconic musicals like Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Sound of Music, and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat .

This exclusive tour marks the first time in five years that the Palladium has offered such an experience, making it a must-see for both theatre aficionados and music fans. Guided by expert tour guides, visitors will get an insider’s look at the backstage workings and hear stories about the famous acts that have graced the stage.

The tours will be available every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, with two time slots at 1pm and 2:30pm. Each tour lasts about an hour and costs £29.50 for adults and £24.50 for children, including a delightful post-tour treat of tea, coffee, and cake at the opulent Val Parnell bar. Attendees will also have the opportunity to purchase limited edition merchandise exclusive to tour participants.

For those looking to combine the tour with live theatre, Imelda Staunton stars in Hello, Dolly! at the Palladium from 6 July to 14 September. This could complement the backstage tour for a full Palladium experience.

About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.


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