Event Description

Saturday 23 July 2016

1:15pm - 3:30pm

Meet outside Embankment tube station (Villiers Street side exit).


Undergraduate Summer School Students (Session Two) – Theatreland London- Behind The Curtain

Please note: This event is for students enrolled in the Undergraduate Summer School only.

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On this special walking tour we are proud to take you ‘behind the curtain’ of London’s famous theatre district.

We partner with London Walks, London’s oldest (and best) walking tour company and they’ve laid on an expert guide for us.  Rest assured you are in brilliant hands and you will leave London having gained some insider info on this fabulous area.

So, what can we expect to see?

It's Theatreland…..so come and discover theatres. Stage doors. Stars. Glamour. First nights. Lights. Curtain calls. Corpseing. Directors. Dressing rooms. Backstage. Stage door Johnnies. FX, Footlights and FoH. Understudies and chorus lines. Miscues and mishaps. Greenrooms and musical directors and pros arches and strobes. Wings and twirlies and upstaging. Funny stories. Gossip. Aftershow hangouts and restaurants.

The main thing though is that our guide, Simon, is an actor and one who knows this patch of London inside out. From its fauna and local ecology and hideaways and byways, the way the Director of the Royal Gardens at Kew knows his roses and orchids. An actor but also a guide. Simon's the Head Guide at the BBC. And at the Royal Opera House. You'll come away with a good understanding of this famous patch of London and perhaps a few juicy facts and figures.

Please note: If you are unsure of the suitability of the event, please contact [email protected] before purchasing a ticket. We do not issues refunds if you change you mind after purchasing.


Tour starts at 1.30am sharp and lasts two hours.

Students will make their way to meet London Walks Guide, outside Embankment tube station, Villiers Street Exit at 1.15pm. Our guide Simon will be holding a London Walks Pamphlet, and have a final guest list for all students attending the walk. Students to bring email confirmations (print or mobile) with them. Check in with Simon when you arrive.


  • Walk goes ahead rain or shine, in case of rain please dress appropriately, and bring an umbrella.
  • Please bring your email confirmation (print or mobile), as proof of purchase.
  • You may want to bring cash or card with you, as there are lots of cafes and bars in this area to enjoy once you have finished your tour.
  • There are no refunds for this event, once tickets have been purchased. Please don’t be late, as the tour starts promptly at 1.30pm.
  • This tour involves stairs, and is unfortunately not suitable for those with mobility concerns.
  • We will only refund tickets under specific circumstances referred to as 'force majeure'. This means that the circumstance is out of the control of the vendor (Unlocking London) or the client (student).



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