Nestled on the promenade of Douglas stands the Gaiety Theatre, the jewel in the Manx Heritage crown. Steeped in history and tradition, the Gaiety Theatre is one of the finest remaining examples of work by the legendary theatre architect, Frank Matcham. First opened in 1900, the Gaiety Theatre underwent extensive restoration for 30 years to return it to its current magnificent condition. It is a stunning setting to enjoy a year-round calendar of plays, musicals, concerts and comedy shows.
Experience the Victorian Grandeur
With tours available throughout the summer season, or during the winter by arrangement, this breathtakingly restored Victorian theatre is one of the Island's finest attractions.
Day: every Saturday throughout the summer (April – September)
Duration: approximately 2hrs 15 mins
Cost: adult £8.50, child £4.50, family (2 adults & 2 children) £19
Private tours can be made by arrangement during winter months.
Please note that due to the original features of the theatre, many parts of the tour are inaccessible for people with mobility-related disabilities.
The Gaiety Theatre is a participant in Visit Theatres. Its website, is a user-friendly guide to theatre tours in Great Britain, the Netherlands and Belgium with information on tours and theatre buildings' history and architecture. Visit Theatres is part of the European Route of Historic Theatres project supported by the Culture Programme of the European Union.