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THE WINTER season of behind-the-scenes tours of Aberdeen’s historic His Majesty’s Theatre gets underway in November.

The Saturday morning 75-minute tours, which lift the curtain on the inside story of the history and day-to-day workings of the Edwardian theatre, will be held at 10.30 am on November 10, 17 and 24, and December 8, 15 and 22. Numbers are restricted to only 20 people per tour, on a first-come-first-served basis.

Under the guidance of enthusiastic and knowledgeable volunteers, visitors can explore His Majesty’s modern £7.8 million extension as well as the 100-year-old original building, designed by the legendary theatre architect Frank Matcham.

There’s an opportunity to get onstage and see HMT from the eyes of a performer in one of the most beautiful theatres in Britain. Then it’s backstage for a glimpse of the inner workings of a busy theatre.

Tickets for the public tours costs £5 (£3 concession) and can be booked at www.boxofficeaberdeen.com.