New season of behind the scenes excursions at His Majesty’s Theatre

AS the curtain rang down on the record-breaking run of We Will Rock You at His Majesty’s Theatre in Aberdeen on Saturday, a new season of the tremendously popular tours of the Edwardian theatre is being drawn up to start next month.

A big draw for local groups and organisations, as well as visitors to the city, the hour-long Saturday 10.30am tours are to be held on August 13, 20 and 27; September 3, 10 and 17; every Saturday in October; November 5 and 26 and December 10 and 17.

On two Saturdays - September 10 and October 22 - there will be an additional second one-hour tour starting at 11.45am.

Individual tours for groups and schools can also be organised separately by contacting Aberdeen Performing Arts creative learning manager Johanna Duncan on 01224 337664 or at johanna.duncan@aberdeenperformingarts.com

School tours are free while public tours costs £5 (£3 concession) and can be booked through Aberdeen Box Office in person at the Music Hall or His Majesty’s Theatre, by phone on 01224 641122. They are subject to availability and sell out very quickly.

Enthusiastic and knowledgeable volunteers take visitors through His Majesty’s modern £7.8 million extension as well as the 105-year-old original building, designed by the legendary theatre architect Frank Matcham.

The tour explores the new and old sections of the city centre landmark, providing an opportunity to get onstage and see HMT from the eyes of a performer in one of the most beautiful theatres in Scotland.

then it’s backstage to get a glimpse of the inner workings of a busy theatre – and pick up some inside knowledge of its spooky past.