The Gaiety Theatre announces its season of Guided Theatre Tours.
The tour has developed over the years encompassing Manx social history, the history of the site of the Gaiety and how it has developed, the history of Manx entertainment over the last 120+ years and the actual survival and restoration of the Gaiety as we know it today.
Our tour guides take people back in time and wind their way through the building starting with all the ‘pretty’ areas and adornments of the front of house and ornate auditorium, to the more practical back stage, then under the stage into the amazing ‘trap house’, one of the Gaiety’s best kept secrets, displaying the famous Corsican Trap, the only one of its kind in the world, then finally via the costume display and historical lighting museum, including original early electrical stage lighting and original projection equipment. Tying in the all-encompassing factors that go together to create the drama for your comfort to your entertainment.
The tours are most Saturdays at 10:00hrs (some are cancelled due to show sets ups, see press and web site for detail). Pre booking is advised as places are limited. Special interest groups and private tours can be catered for by contacting the Gaiety directly (01624 694553). All public tours can be booked via the Gaiety’s main booking service on 01624 694500 or in person at the Villa Marina reception or the Welcome Centre. The tours can take up to 2hours 15mins and sadly due to the historic structure of the building, the tours and not disabled friendly for the entire tour.