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Museum Week at the Theatre
Wednesday, Aug 10, 2011
Museum Week at the Theatre
Costumed guides on the Georgian Theatre Royal stage.
Guided tours with a difference are being offered at Richmond's Georgian Theatre Royal this week.

Authentically dressed guides will be showing visitors around the theatre on special tours to celebrate 'Museum Week.'

The tours start at the bottom of Friars Wynd, (near the theatre’s main entrance in Victoria Road) where visitors are invited to pay a donation and enter at the tiny original pay box used in 1788.

The Georgian Theatre Royal is the UK’s oldest working theatre in its original form and visitors are invited to let themselves be transported back to the days when the theatre was lit by candle chandeliers and the bare benches were the comfiest seats! 

Visitors, who are now able to take photographs during the tour, will also get a chance to see the machine room to see the stage traps and winches and see how the scenery was changed with shutters and grooves. Young visitors can also try out the thunder machine.

For more information about the tours please contact the theatre on 01748 825252 or visit www.georgiantheatreroyal.co.uk

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