Actors from the Ropewalks theatrical walking tours of the Barbican, Plymouth, UK - May 2017Meet at the Barbican Theatre, Castle Street, Plymouth PL1 2NJ

Please arrive at the Barbican Theatre 15 minutes before the performance begins

Let your imagination set sail, for adventure awaits, on a pioneering theatrical walking tour of Plymouth’s historic Barbican. Step over the cobbles and go back in time, as you are guided through a journey of discovery – encountering some salty characters along the way!

Follow in the footsteps of the people who have helped connect Plymouth to the rest of the world. From Drake’s voyages to the creation of Plymouth Gin; the Bread Riots to Jacka Bakery. This is a story that will take you through hundreds of years of history.

Actors from the Ropewalks theatrical walking tours of the Barbican, Plymouth, UK - May 2017Inspired by true events, ‘Ropewalks’ brings history to life. Come and quench your thirst for the dramatic history of the Barbican. Performances are suitable for everyone aged 8+.

Please be advised that, due to the historic location of the Barbican, there will be some steep steps and uneven walking surfaces. This will be a gentle walk but sensible walking shoes and appropriate clothing are advised!

This is a Plymouth History Centre event delivered in partnership with the Barbican Theatre and written by Jon Nash.

Performance Dates and Times

Sunday 6 August, 11.30am-12.30pm
Sunday 6 August, 2.30pm-3.30pm
Wednesday 9 August, 11.30am-12.30pm
Wednesday 9 August, 2.30pm-3.30pm
Sunday 13 August, 11.30am-12.30pm
Sunday 13 August, 2.30pm-3.30pm
Wednesday 16 August, 11.30am-12.30pm
Wednesday 16 August, 2.30pm-3.30pm
Sunday 20 August, 11.30am-12.30pm
Sunday 20 August, 2.30pm-3.30pm
Wednesday 23 August, 11.30am-12.30pm
Wednesday 23 August, 2.30pm-3.30pm – SOLD OUT
Sunday 27 August, 11.30am-12.30pm
Sunday 27 August, 2.30pm-3.30pm
Wednesday 30 August, 11.30am-12.30pm
Wednesday 30 August, 2.30pm-3.30pm – SOLD OUT

Booking Information

  • Tickets are £3 per person (+ a £1.50 credit card fee if you book online)
  • Early booking is advised via (24 hours)
  • You can also book by calling 01752 267131 (Mon-Fri 11am-6pm) or by coming in to the Barbican Theatre Box Office in person when the theatre is open
  • Performances are family-friendly and especially suitable for 8+
  • Maximum 5 tickets per booking
  • For enquiries please email