A Taste of Faulty Towers

Theatrical Dining Experience

Saturday 20th April - 13:00 Matinee and 18:00 Evening

Saturday 7th September - 13:00 Matinee and 18:00 Evening

- ‘Immersive theatre at its startling best’ ★★★★★ Best of Theatre, London West End 2019.    - ‘Fantastic!’ ★★★★★ What’s on Stage.  

  - ‘A two-hour eat, drink and laugh sensation’ ★★★★★ The Daily Telegraph

Interactive Theatre International presents:

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

- Straight from London’s West End via the legendary Sydney Opera House, this international sensation is now coming to Ecclesbourne Valley Railway in August and September 2022. Officially the world’s most sought after tribute to the BBC sitcom, Faulty Towers The Dining Experience is simply unmissable – and ‘outrageously funny’ (BroadwayBaby)! 

Become part of the action as Basil, Sybil and Manuel serve up mayhem on a plate alongside a 3-course meal and two hours of non-stop laughter. Expect nothing short of guaranteed fun and a brilliant night out as you climb inside the BBC's iconic TV show and experience it from the inside out… With over 70% improvised, this is the completely immersive and highly interactive comedy spectacular where anything can happen… and usually does!


Australia born in 1997, Faulty Towers The Dining Experience has been receiving critical and audience acclaim ever since. It’s appeared in 41 countries over the years, and tours constantly in Australia, Europe, Scandinavia and Asia. It also returns for extended seasons every year to Edinburgh Fringe, Adelaide Fringe, and Melbourne International Comedy Festival, and has an ongoing residency in London’s West End. And having recently sold its millionth ticket, it’s clear that this is the most successful interactive comedy show of its kind.

- ‘Absolute genius!’ ★★★★★ The Break A Leggers, London West End

- ‘Deliciously entertaining’ ★★★★★ What’s on London

- 'For a good dinner and an even better show – this one is a no brainer! It is a fantastic concept executed to perfection, and we can’t recommend this enough. It is two straight hours of side-splitting laughter guaranteed.' ★★★★★ Scottish Field, Edinburgh Fringe 2019

Immersive Theatrical Dining Experience

What is included?

  • Five-star immersive theatrical performance specially adapted to take place on the train from the stage show
  • Return steam train journey of around 2 hours
  • Three course meal during the journey (see below for menu)


  • Table for Two - £169.00 for two persons (£85.50 each)
  • Table for Four - £330.00 for four persons (£82.50 each)
  • Table for Three (very limited number) - £256.50 for three persons (£85.50 each)

Running Order

  • Guests gather at your chosen booking time in the licensed bar Apollo at Wirksworth Station where pre-show drinks will be available to purchase.
  • The show will begin at the station before Basil, Cybil and Manuel help guests to their table on board the train
  • The meal is served during the journey



Homemade tomato and basil soup with crusty bread roll


Rost pork loin, new potatoes, seasonal vegetables


Vegetable kiev, new potatoes and season vegetables (v)


Lemon cheesecake and cream

followed by tea or coffee and after dinner mints

Further Information

  • Experience starts at and returns to Wirksworth Station
  • Tickets are sold in tables for two, tables for three or tables for four.
  • We can cater for vegetarian and gluten free dietary requirements. Please select at the time of booking. Unfortunately we are unable to offer a vegan option for this experience.
  • Faulty Towers The Dining Experience is an affectionate homage to Fawlty Towers, the BBC TV series written by John Cleese and Connie Booth; their original TV scripts are not used in Faulty Towers The Dining Experience. Faulty Towers The Dining Experience uses its own original script and format.
  • Copyright Interactive Theatre International 2020 - www.faultytowersdining.com
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