GROUP TOUR – Behind the Seams and Backstage Dreams
This tour is a must for any lovers of theatre or film costumes! With a back stage Theatre Tour at the National Theatre and a fascinating tour of the famous costume company, you are sure to be enthralled by your tour.
Backstage Tour at the National Theatre
Explore the backstage life of the National Theatre.
The National Theatre creates over 20 new productions every year. Join a tour and see preparation for the shows, including set-building and props-making in their workshops. No two tours are ever the same, so you will get a chance to experience what’s happening behind-the-scenes on the day.
Lunch at the Grims Dyke Hotel
Enjoy a two course lunch with tea and coffee at this famous building.
Angels Costumes Tour
We invite you to go Behind the Seams at the world’s largest costume house; Angels Costumes. A one-of-a-kind experience, the Behind the Seams tour showcases the extensive costume collection. Eight miles worth of rails, and over 1 million items. On the tour, your guide will show you around all of Angels Costumes departments including Tailoring, Ladies Making, Alterations, Uniform, Badge Room and Warehouse. You’ll hear first-hand accounts of working on the biggest productions such as Shakespeare in Love, The Lady in the Van, Downton Abbey, Wicked and Game of Thrones. And see clothes made or recreated for Benedict Cumberbatch, Judi Dench, Fred Astaire, Johnny Depp, Cate Blanchett and many more. A must for lovers of film and theatre.
Tuesdays March - October 2019 & 2020
Suggested itinerary by coach
Travel to London and Optional Theatre
Arrive at your hotel during the afternoon, and you then have the rest of the day and the evening at your leisure.
Can we recommend travelling into Central London for a pre-theatre meal, and then top seats at a West End show, such as Tina Turner Musical, Mamma Mia or Lion King, with prices starting from around £60 per person to include theatre and dinner, it will be a great start to your London visit.
Behind the Seams and Backstage dreams
Breakfast in the hotel, before visiting the National Theatre.
10.00am Backstage Tour at the National Theatre
Wear comfortable shoes for this 1 hour walking tour, there are steps.
1.00 pm Lunch at the Grims Dyke Hotel
Enjoy a two course lunch with tea and coffee at the former home of Sir William Gilbert.
3.00pm Angels Costumes Tour
On the tour, you’ll be guided around all of Angels Costumes departments including Tailoring, Ladies Making, Alterations, Uniform, Badge Room and Warehouse.
After the tour return to your hotel. Dinner can be arranged in your hotel this evening or alternatively a visit to the theatre or a dinner on the Thames. Please contact us for details and prices.
Breakfast in the hotel, and you now have the morning free to explore. Please contact us for suggested visits, which will of course depend on where you are returning to.
We have a wide selection of hotels in the Docklands area as well as North London which are ideal for this tour, including the Ibis, Novotel and Holiday Inn Wembley, the Crowne Plaza Docklands, Ibis London Excel and Hilton Canary Wharf.
These hotels have easy access to Central London, and coach parking nearby.
|March to October 2019||From £149.00 per person|
|March to October 2020||From £159.00 per person|
Prices shown are based on sharing a double / twin bedded room. Supplements apply for sole occupancy of a room.