Sweet incentive as HMT tours take on a new format

Aberdeen Performing Arts is now offering anafternoon tea experiencewhen you book one of thebehind-the-scenes toursat His Majestys Theatre.
Aberdeen Performing Arts is now offering anafternoon tea experiencewhen you book one of thebehind-the-scenes toursat His Majestys Theatre.

With chillier weather and darker nights drawing in, there’s nothing quite like a hot cuppa and a slice of cake to warm you through.

That’s why Aberdeen Performing Arts is now offering an afternoon tea experience when you book one of the behind-the-scenes tours at His Majesty’s Theatre.

From this month, you can book a spot on one of the popular Saturday tours and enjoy afternoon tea in 1906 Restaurant afterwards, for the great price of just £15.50. Tickets for the tour without afternoon tea will continue to be available for the price of £5.50.

The popular tours of the Edwardian theatre are 90 minutes long and will take place at 10.30am on October 22 and November 12 and 19.

APA’s enthusiastic volunteers will take visitors through His Majesty’s modern £7.8 million extension as well as the 109-year-old original building, designed by the legendary theatre architect Frank Matcham.

The tour explores the new and old sections of the city centre landmark, providing an opportunity to get onstage and see HMT from the eyes of a performer in one of the most beautiful theatres in Scotland.

Then it’s backstage to get a glimpse of the inner workings of a busy theatre – and pick up some inside knowledge of its spooky past.

Once the tour is over participants can head upstairs to the lovely setting of 1906 Restaurant for a catch-up over afternoon tea including homemade sandwiches, cakes and scones, and a warming coffee or pot of tea – with the option to upgrade to a small bottle of Prosecco, charged at a supplement.

Places are limited to 20 per tour and can be booked through Aberdeen Box Office online at www.aberdeenperformingarts.com, in person at His Majesty’s Theatre or The Lemon Tree, or by phone on 01224 641122. Tickets for the tour alone are £5.50, with a cost of £15.50 for the tour with afternoon tea.