400 Years of Theatreland: Walking the West End

Tour dates and times:

Wednesday - 26 June 2024 - 14:30

Learn about pioneers of Music Hall and Street performance, Dramatic and comedic styles, theatrical celebrities and stage trend setters.

This walking tour will take you through the long-standing history and uniqueness of the most incredible theatres and the genres associated with them. Travel through Theatreland with an experienced Westminster Guide, from Piccadilly Circus and Shaftesbury Avenue to Covent Garden and the Strand.

Discover the wonder of the Grand Restoration and Georgian London theatre exteriors, their prominent dramas and tongue-in-cheek satires. Hear about the raucous lives of Victorian entertainment goers and theatre as a humanising force through and beyond wartime. Learn about the progressive actresses, theatre managers and set designs of the West End over 4 centuries. This tour would suite both new and returning theatre goers alike and family audiences. Also great for those wanting to discover more about the variety of West End producing venues.

Your Guide(s)

Event details

Tour duration 1.5 hours
Child friendly? Yes
Access friendly? No
Meeting point: Outside the Criterion Theatre, next to the Shaftesbury Memorial Fountain
Finishing at:Next to The Lyceum Theatre, by the Strand

Please note that walks are run by association members – your contract is between yourself and the guide, not with the Association