Coronation Street The Tour is offering Corrie and TV fans the unique opportunity to walk down the hallowed cobbles of the nation’s favourite street as the former Coronation Street set is opened to the public for a limited time.
After 53 years, Coronation Street filmed its final scenes at the Quay Street Studio’s on December 20, 2013.
Coronation Street has now moved to its new home at MediaCityUK leaving behind the street and all of its history.
Working in partnership, ITV and Continuum Leading Attractions are now opening up the set as an attraction, Coronation Street The Tour. For six months only, fans of the soap will be able say goodbye to the Quay Street studios, walk in the footprints of Coronation Street Legends and soak up 53 years of history.
For the first time ever visitors will be able to go inside sound stage one, here they will be able to walk down the “Corridor of Stars” and take a peek inside a star’s dressing room, step into wardrobe and see some iconic outfits from the show’s history, look inside the character’s homes as selected interior sets are revealed and have a photo taken behind the bar of the Rovers Return.
During a 45 minute guided tour inside the studio, tour guides will reveal filming secrets and backstage gossip and will show memorable artefacts such as Deidre’s glasses, murder weapons and the tram crash ‘witness appeal’ road sign.
Visitors will then be able to walk on the famous cobbles, pose for a picture outside the Rovers Return, Roy’s Rolls and the Kabin and pick up a souvenir from the gift shop located in the Rosamund Street Medical Centre.
Coronation Street The Tour will opened at the weekend and will run until October 4, 2014. Tickets can booked online at www.ticketmaster.co.uk/coronationstreet.
More information can be found at www.coronationstreettour.co.uk.