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Historical Backstage Tours

A guided tour through the unseen backstage areas of our historic Victorian theatre.

Follow in the footsteps of great actors, directors and our creative team as you hear about the vibrant history of our iconic Gorbals home and working building, whilst exploring backstage areas including the wardrobe store, Victorian paint frame, carpentry workshop and understage. A unique insight into the theatre on and off the stage! 

What a wonderful way to see the hard work that goes on behind the scenes of a Theatre production. I so recommend this tour and the way in which it was delivered by a hard working passionate volunteer
Backstage Tour Visitor

Please book your tour in advance and meet in the foyer of the theatre for the start time.
Each tours is limited to 20 people.

Tours sell out fast - early booking is recommended!

BSL Backstage Tour, Sun 3 Sep at 3pm

For the first time we will be offering a BSL-interpreted tour of our building this season.

Find out more about us on the history pages.

Access all areas!

Running Time

1 hour


£11 per person (includes coffee and cake!)
Group bookings available: please contact our Box Office on 0141 429 0022 to enquire

    User Rating

    Rated: (5/5), based on 2 ratings

Guide Dogs welcome

NB Please note that some backstage areas of the theatre have no wheelchair access. We will do everything we can to make the tour as accessible as possible but if you have particular access needs please advise at time of booking.



8th June 2015

This tour is just perfect. If you can get tickets, grab them. To see this pearl in a shell whilst hearing the history was one of the best hour and a halfs I have ever spent... took my 14 year old, and it was very special. We went today - June 7th 2015.... I hope my 14 year old will be telling his stories of his Mammy taking him to see the best of children's theatre and the workshops at Christmas (eg Jason and the Argonauts, Peter Pan, Hansel and Gretal, Beauty and the Beast, etc), to his grandchildren. Just introduced him to grown up theatre when I might have started too grown up with Filter's MacBeth - magnificently out of this world... got real with The Slab Boys.... The Citizens is the real deal. just like the lovely people on our tour who told stories of their experiences from many years ago. Today, we winded our way round this gorgeously quirky piece of art that is the theatre iteself, the ink room, under the stage, the production room, the joiners workshop and so much more. I am still blown away. Magical. xxxx Real. xxxx


1st September 2014

Thank you for your comment Evelyn. Very glad you enjoyed the backstage tour. We are very proud of all the history in this theatre, and one of the key areas we want to improve in our building redevelopment project is how accessible and open the normally hidden areas of the theatre are.

evelyn macleod

1st September 2014

Hi, was on your backstage tour yesterday (31/8/14) which was absolutely fantastic! The tour guide was so knowledgeable and explained everything is such a way that the past came to life. Fascinating insight also into how modern day theatre works. Highly recommend it.


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