Coronation Street Set To Open For Public Tours

The Coronation Street external sets at MediaCityUK in Manchester will open to the general public later this month.

Continuum Attractions, working in partnership with ITV and the team at Coronation Street, will give fans access to the external sets, including the famous cobbled street, Rosamund Street and the brand new extended Victoria Street.

Coronation Street will open it's doors on select weekends until the end of the year.*

The tours will last approximately 1.5 hours and be full of filming stories and secrets and packed with picture opportunities.

Juliana Delaney, CEO of Continuum Attractions said:

“It is with great pride we announce our operation of guided tours round the Coronation Street external sets at MediaCityUK from later this month.

"The show has such an extraordinary connection with their fans all across the world, we’re delighted some will be lucky enough to now follow in the footsteps of their favourite characters and walk down those famous cobbles."

John Whiston, MD Continuing Drama & Head of ITV in the North added:

“Turning the corner and stepping out on to the most famous TV street in the world never gets old, even after working here as long as I have. I still get such a massive thrill.

"To be able to now share Coronation Street with the most important people on the show – our audience – is very exciting and I hope they soak it all in and enjoy it as much as we do."

Coronation Street On Tour

For the first time outside of the North West, Coronation Street’s iconic cobbles, sets, props, costumes and memorabilia will go on tour this August.

Coronation Street On Tour will premiere at the SECC in Glasgow from 27th August to 1st January before relocating to Belfast, the latter subject to full planning permission.

An impressive, purpose built inflatable showdome will feature authentic sets and preserved memorabilia in a compelling and extraordinary environment.

Take a photo behind the famous Rovers Return bar!

With a ‘Virtual Reality’ welcome by fan favourite, Alison King (Carla Connor), visitors will then be immersed behind the scenes of the nation’s favourite street.

From Roy’s Rolls to the Rovers, Coronation Street On Tour will give fans the chance to experience Corrie in a way it’s never been seen before.

Abundant with memories old and new from some of the best-loved characters and stories, this is everybody’s chance to take a trip through the atmospheric world of Weatherfield.

Have a poke around inside the Platt's house!

Discover the Duckworth’s and Platt’s inner set secrets, saunter past Street Cars and experience the much-loved surroundings of Roy’s Rolls and The Kabin before stepping through the doors of the famous Rovers Return for a souvenir picture behind the bar.

ITV, in partnership with Continuum Attractions, have unveiled the exciting, long term plans following the unprecedented success of Coronation Street The Tour in Manchester, which welcomed almost one million visitors during its 18 month run.

With tickets expecting to sell faster than the famous Rover’s Hotpot, don’t miss out!

Tours will run daily from 10am.

Tickets for Glasgow dates now on general sale:

Dates for Belfast will announced in due course.

The Rovers Return


Weatherfield's most famous dogs made an appearance at Coronation Street The Tour, in celebration of National Pet Month.

On Thursday 16th April, guests of the Tour were able to meet and have a picture taken with Chesney’s Great Dane Schmeichel, Maria’s Labrador Ozzy and the Barlow’s Border Terrier Eccles.

Both Ozzy and Eccles took a break from filming to pay a visit to the former Coronation Street set.

Schmeichel was played by four different Great Danes, the final animal actor to play the role was also called Schmeichel and was the grandson of Spike, the third dog to play Chesney’s beloved pet.

New sets arrive at The Tour


There are some exciting new additions to Coronation Street The Tour, including new sets and stories which will see The Kabin, return to the Quay Street studios.

Visitors now have the chance to see inside the famous newsagents which has been the centre of many dramatic, humorous and emotional scenes over the years.

Out on the cobbles a number of the exterior sets have also been opened up.

Visitors can now take a peek inside Websters’ Auto Centre which has been dressed to replicate Kev and Tyrone’s workshop.

Fans can also step into Prima Doner for a selfie in front of the counter and immerse themselves in the ultimate Corrie experience.

Coronation Street The Tour provides guests with a fifty minute guided tour which takes them behind the scenes of the television studio where Coronation Street was filmed for over fifty years.

The tour takes in the actor's green room, including dressing rooms belonging to some of the show’s longest standing cast members, into wardrobe to see iconic outfits and then into the studio where filming took place.

From there, guests can spend as long as they would like exploring the Street itself - nosing over the garden fences and posing for pics in front of the Rovers!

On Twitter? Make sure you take lots of photos and share them with the hashtag #CorrieTour

Christmas on the Cobbles


Experience the magic of a Weatherfield Christmas with Coronation Street The Tour.

Visit the tour between November 22nd 2014 and January 11th 2015 to see the festive side of the Street, as the fairy lights twinkle on stunning Christmas trees, the houses are adorned with decorations and snow covered roof tops guarantee a white Christmas.

Expect plenty of treats and surprises, including Christmas carols and twilight tours on Fridays and Saturdays until 7pm.

Not only that, but throughout the twelve days leading up to the big day itself, 13th to 24th December, you'll be filled to the brim with yuletide cheer as visitors are serenaded by choirs, brass bands and singing groups.


Tour extended into the New Year


Coronation Street the Tour will stay open for a magical Christmas on the former Corrie cobbles at the old Quay Street site and beyond into 2015.

The site will close for a short period in November allowing operator Continuum to transform Weatherfield into a winter wonderland, complete with snow covered roof tops, a stunning Christmas tree on the cobbles, Christmas carols and other festive treats and surprises.

Special appearances



Coronation Street The Tour is welcoming back some familiar faces to the cobbles as Richard Hillman, Maureen Naylor and Reg Holdsworth return for special evening tours.

Throughout selected dates in September and October the former Coronation Street favourites will make a special appearance on the Street and visitors who book onto tours between 4pm and 6pm will be able to meet and have a picture taken with them.

Brian Capron - Thursday 18th September 2015, 4pm to 6pm
Ken Morley - Thursday 25th September 2015, 4pm to 6pm
Sherrie Hewson - Thursday 2nd October 2015, 4pm to 6pm

Brian Capron played Richard Hillman

Coronation Street’s most notorious serial killer, Richard 'Tricky Dicky' Hillman played by Brian Capron, will be returning to the scene of his many crimes on Thursday 18th September. Brian will be enthralling visitors with tales of his time on the Street and will be providing fantastic photo opportunities.

Sherrie Hewson played Maureen Naylor

Loose Woman, Sherrie Hewson, who played Maureen Naylor on the show will be rounding off the series of special tours on Thursday 2nd October. She said:

"I can't wait to meet everyone, swap stories and gossip, maybe even tell a few forbidden secrets! I have such great memories and am so thrilled and proud to have worked on the most iconic show on Television.”

Ken Morely by Reg Holdsworth

Sherrie’s on-screen husband Ken Morely will be visiting the cobbles on Thursday 25th September. Ken played the eccentric manager of Bettabuys, Reg Holdsworth. He said:

"I can’t wait to be back on the Street. So many great memories and some terrible ones! I’ll tell you all when I see you."

There are limited tickets available for the appearances and so those who would like to visit will have to be quick.