Your chance to have a snoop round backstage

Enjoy a tour of the Groundlings Theatre
Enjoy a tour of the Groundlings Theatre
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Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes in a theatre? What the dressing rooms look like? What it’s like to perform on a real stage?

Now’s your chance to find out as a range of venues across the city are opening up their doors and offering families the chance to look around.

· The Groundlings Theatre, Portsea is holding theatre tours on the hour on Thursday from 2pm until 4pm, which gives you the opportunity to go and explore.

Tickets cost £3 on the door or in advance on (023) 9273 7370 or go to

· Portsmouth Guildhall, a venue which plays host to a range of events and live music throughout the year, is also holding its own tour on Monday.

It will include the council chamber, the civic plate, the main concert hall, and the banqueting and tower room.

Tickets cost £3 on (023) 9282 6722.

· On the other side of town next Saturday, the Kings Theatre, Southsea will be welcoming young and old to its theatre tour.

Now running every month at 10.30am, it gives families the chance to explore the building’s hidden gems.

Tickets cost £6, £1 for children under 15, on (023) 9282 8282 or go to