Coronation Street fans will get the chance to explore even more of the famous soap cobbles with the opening of a brand new visitor experience in June.
The “Coronation Street Experience” will launch from June 10 and includes a host of new attractions and options for visitors to the set of the world’s longest running soap in Manchester. It will expand on the previous Corrie tours, which were only available on weekends.
Bosses say the recently-opened visitor centre at the ITV studios site is now fully developed into a “one stop shop for every Corrie fan” giving access to replica sets, historic props, iconic costumes and a dedicated Corrie shop filled with souvenirs.
The launch of the new experience means visitors can now plan visits on weekdays as well as weekends. The replica sets give visitors the chance to pose up in Weatherfield’s famous Roy’s Rolls cafe for the first time, as well as pull a pint in the Rovers Return.
Neil Currie, Guest Experience Manager, said: “We know that fans of Coronation Street want to get up close to some of the props and sets that they see on screen, be it Deirdre’s infamous glasses, or inside The Rovers Return.
“The new exhibition gives us the chance to not only extend the weekend tour experience as it will be included for every visitor. It will also be open 7 days a week, giving everybody the opportunity to take a seat in ‘Roy’s Rolls’ or stand behind the bar at ‘The Rovers’ and see iconic costumes and props from over 60 years of drama.
“Having this kind of exhibition floor also gives us the chance to constantly update and change things alongside the programme’s on air stories. Once a storyline has played out on your TV screen, we’ll be updating the props and costumes along the way.”
The award-winning 90-minute tour has been hugely popular since it launched in 2014, attracting fans not just from the UK but from all over the world. The new exhibition floor will complement the tour, alongside a cinema, café and retail space, creating what bosses say will be the “ultimate Coronation Street Experience”.
“We’re thrilled to be able to offer fans of Coronation Street an even more immersive experience with the launch of the Coronation Street Experience and can’t wait for our first guests to arrive,” said Neil.
In addition to the replica sets and original props, the tour itself has also evolved to include access to new sets such as Weatherfield Precinct, letting visitors discover even more secrets from their expert tour guides.
How to get tickets
Tickets for the Coronation Street Experience are available now and can be booked online here. You can choose whether to attend just the exhibition only, or both the exhibition and the tour which is all based at the Corrie studios on Trafford Wharf Road in Manchester.
Tickets are priced as follows:-
Adult £7.50, Child £6 and Student £6
Exhibition & Tour
Adult £35, Child £26 and Student £26