Bristol Theatre Reviews

Bristol Hippodrome Backstage Tour

Bristol Hippodrome Backstage:

Friday 14 February 2020

Well this was a really impressive tour of Bristol’s much loved theatre and no matter how much you already know about the venue, you will leave not only having learnt something new, but will take away a new appreciation of the little things you probably haven’t noticed before.

It’s a two-hour tour, taking in the main front of house areas, auditorium, backstage, under stage, stage and fly floor. The route may vary depending on the production that’s running.

We took a tour whilst The Book of Mormon was running. We were allowed to stand on stage and walk around the back drop where everything was in readiness for the matinee performance. We weren’t allowed to take photographs of anything belonging to the production – which is fair enough – though seeing the meticulously organised costumes, props and set in preparation for performance was fascinating.


Bristol Hippodrome tours take place throughout the year. For more information or to book, visit: