Backstage Tours

Backstage Tours

The Theatre on Wednesdays & Saturdays

A behind the scenes tour of the The Lyric and The Drum gives you a unique look at how a busy theatre operates. Our backstage tour takes you behind-the-scenes to view the The Lyric auditorium from the stage, the flexible format of The Drum, the orchestra pit, the trap-rooms and front-of-house areas. Glimpse inside the dressing rooms, wings and backstage areas, experience some of the theatricality, heritage and tradition all in the company of well-informed and enthusiastic guides.

Come and enjoy the buzz of what’s happening behind the scenes today!

Tour only £7
Tour and afternoon tea £10

TR2 on Tuesdays

You can also take a tour of our production and learning centre. Here you can see where we build sets, make costumes and props and where companies come to rehearse.

Tour only £7
Tour and cream tea £10

Cream Tea

You will be served a choice of speciality tea’s, a plain and a fruit scone baked by the award winning ‘Devon Scone Company’. Preserve & Cornish clotted cream.

  • Enjoy a relaxing cream tea after your tour in one of our Theatre seating areas overlooking Royal Parade
  • Groups of 10 to 20 will have a private area in our exclusive Pennon room with access to The Terrace
  • Groups of 20 + will be in our Theatre Restaurant

Traditional Afternoon Tea

Plain & fruit scones served with jam and Cornish clotted cream

Cake Treats
Victoria Sponge


Cheddar & Devon chutney

Served on a selection of white & wholemeal bread
All with a
Pot of tea for 2

Tour & Tea £15 per person (min. 2 people)
If you have a food allergy, intolerance or sensitivity, please can you advise a minimum of 48 hours in advance through the box office

Please note: the tour takes part in various areas of the Theatre and will require the use of steps and walkways on many levels. When booking, please let a Box Office advisor know if you need an adapted tour for accessibility.