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

This spring we are offering a wide range of community projects covering devised theatre, contemporary dance, musical theatre, singing and Shakespeare. Each community project runs for ten weeks. Mind, Body, Sing! dementia-friendly sessions return on September 16, led by Janet Ayers and Matthew Parsons. For more information email or phone 01243 784437.

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.