Our programme of talks, tours and Community Projects complement and provide extra insight into our Festival Season productions, as well as the chance to discover more about the theatre. For further information please call 01243 784437 or email

Theatre Tours

Join us on one of our 60-minute tours exploring the radical architecture and gravity-defying engineering of this ground-breaking building.

Meet in the Festival Theatre foyer before splitting into smaller groups to discover the restored auditorium and newly upgraded backstage areas. Our Renewed Theatre is fully accessible. Please let us know when booking if you or anyone in your group has any particular requirements.

In addition to our public tours, we offer a bespoke tours option for School and Community groups of 10 or more. To discuss a bespoke tour for your group, please email


Community projects for adults

Our programme of weekly activities for adults aims to welcome as wide and diverse an audience as possible, and we believe there is something for everyone. Whether you’re interested in performing or gaining new creative skills, we invite you to Get Into It!

All sessions during Spring 2019 start in the week commencing 14 January, and run until the week commencing 25 March (no sessions during half term w/c 18 February). We accept new members up until the half term point in each term, please contact if you are looking to start after the first session of term.

See all of our Community Projects for adults

Taking Part Community block.

Talks and Discussions

Come to our range of talks designed to complement the season programme. Join the cast and creative teams for pre- and post-show talks offering extra insight into how productions develop from thoughts and ideas, through the rehearsal process, to the performance you see on stage.

Listen again to previous pre- and post-show talks in our Talks Archive.

YouthGetInTalk event.


We offer a variety of heritage activities that enable people to engage with our building and history in different ways. Our vibrant heritage work depends on the continued support of valued volunteers, and offers opportunities to gain skills, meet new people and develop confidence.

We are always keen to expand our volunteering pool and would love to hear from individuals of all abilities and backgrounds who are interested in the Theatre and its history.