Two special Heritage Tours are on offer in May at Darlington Civic Theatre for a look behind the scenes before it closes for refurbishment.
Darlington Civic Theatre is unlike any other building in the town – the stage has played host to so many famous faces, audiences have experienced every emotion possible, the auditorium buzzes with a tangible atmosphere of expectation.
Imagine, then, the opportunity to get a glimpse behind the scenes – the areas you never get to see as a member of the audience. Stand in the wings and imagine your next big entrance in front of a sell-out audience, get the view of the theatre every actor gets when they walk on stage for the first time, see the technical areas and offices. Add to that the history of secret apartments, the dressing rooms (some of which are known to be haunted) and you have an exciting and informative tour of one of Darlington’s most wonderful and historic buildings.
There will also be the opportunity to learn about the forthcoming restoration of the theatre following the successful Heritage Lottery bid – a chance to see plans for the project and discuss the benefits to audience members, touring companies and the cultural impact it will have on the town.
See Darlington Civic theatre as you have never seen it before.
The Darlington Civic Theatre Heritage Tours will take place on Tuesday 3 May and Monday 23 May, both at 6pm. Tickets are priced £5.
To book contact the Box Office on 01325 486 555 or visit www.darlingtoncivic.co.uk