Tours of The Anvil are available to groups of up to around thirty people depending on the availability of the building (it is not possible to book tours on dates when there is a performance at The Anvil, please refer to our What's On section before contacting us).
Your group will see the backstage area, including dressing rooms, the foyers and the main auditorium. If you have any particular areas of study that we can support, then please let us know.
For older groups this can be continued with a careers talk, please contact our Community Engagement Manager for more information.
Tours are free to schools but, as we are a charity, donations are always welcomed.
Get in touch to discuss availability.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW...
Free of charge
Location: The Anvil
Suitable for: All key stages (we can change the style of the tour depending on the needs of your group)
No. spaces per cohort: Up to 30
What children will explore: Depending on your needs – as well as the backstage areas and the main auditorium, we will look at the basics of how a concert hall runs, the difference between a concert hall and a theatre, the acoustics of the auditorium and a little about the history of The Anvil. For older groups, tours can also include specifics about technical aspects and careers in the arts
Benefits for teachers: Supports arts-based projects and can reinforce and inspire GCSE, A-Level, Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses
Duration: 45 minutes to an hour
- Flis Pitman