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If you’ve ever wanted to ex­plore be­hind the scenes at Aberdeen city land­mark His Majesty’s The­atre, there’s a clutch of chances ev­ery Sat­ur­day morn­ing in Oc­to­ber as well as fur­ther op­por­tu­ni­ties on No­vem­ber 17 and 24.

Vol­un­teer HMT buffs will lead these 60-minute tours of the orig­i­nal, 111-year-old Ed­war­dian build­ing de­signed by Frank Matcham, as well as tak­ing vis­i­tors through the the­atre’s mod­ern £7.8 mil­lion ex­ten­sion.

There will also be an op­por­tu­nity to get on­stage and see HMT from the eyes of a per­former, and after­wards there is the op­tion to head up­stairs to the the­atre’s 1906 restau­rant for af­ter­noon tea.

Places are limited to 20 peo­ple per tour and can be booked through www.ab­erdeen­per­formin­garts.com, in per­son at His Majesty’s The­atre or The Lemon Tree, or by phone on 01224 641122.

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