Due to current Covid-19 restrictions, Van Gogh Alive will remain closed until further notice.

Bookings have been suspended and all ticket holders have been contacted. Thank you for your ongoing patience. Stay safe!

This is a past event and is currently no longer running.


Discover the world behind the curtain and learn about the amazing story of the Hippodrome.

Our knowledgeable Heritage Guides and Visitor Services Assistants will share captivating stories from the theatre’s past as you peek behind the scenes and explore the public and private areas of this fascinating building. You will also get to meet one of our technicians who will explain just what it takes to get a show onto our stage.

Please note that the tour does not include access to the Hippodrome stage due to the different needs of each production.

Tours take place at 10.30am & 11am on the second Saturday of each month.


From £8

Prices and discounts subject to change, postage from £1.50.

Running Time

Tours last approx 2 hours

Age guidance

8+. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Please Note: That there is No Stage Access on these tours

  • If you have any access needs please let us know when you book – these are walking tours with limited opportunities to sit down. Tours are accessible for wheelchair users.
  • Tours require a minimum of 8 people. We will offer you an alternative date for your tour if there are not sufficient numbers to go ahead on the date you have selected.
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    Discounts & Concessions

    Concessions for patrons with disabilities: £2 off a standard price ticket for wheelchair users due to limited access to a small number of locations on the tour.

    To book at the discounted rate, please call our Access line on 0121 689 1060.

    Food & Drink

    Coffee Bar

    Our Coffee Bar is open all day for Quarter Horse barista coffee and a quick and tasty bite to eat.


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