Coronation Street fans furious at 'rip off' £35 studio tour price for everyone over the age of three

And fans wanting to bring kids will have to fork out the full adult entrance price if they are older than three.

The new £10 million studio is being opened on selected Saturdays – running from May 26 until November.

But some die-hard fans have criticised the pricey entrance fee and lack of decent discounts for children.

One said on Twitter: “£35 for coronation street tour tickets?? Robbing b******.”

Another added: “£35 a ticket for four year olds and up for the new #Corrie #CoronationStreet #tour #RipOff  Absolute robbery.”

Guided tours of the external sets at the MediaCity UK site will operate every Saturday up to and including July 14; every Saturday in September; Saturday November 3 with the final tour for 2018 on Saturday November 10.

Continuum Attractions – which operated tours at the former Corrie set at the Old Granada Studios in Manchester city centre – will work with ITV and the team at Coronation Street to open up access to the external sets.

This will include the famous cobbled street, Rosamund Street and the brand new extended Victoria Street.

The new-look Victoria Street is an extension of the original street which is home to the existing kebab shop, Roys’ Rolls, the community centre, Victoria Court and the infamous builders’ yard where Tina McIntyre famously fell to her death.

The entire area has been aged to look as though it has been there for as long as Coronation Street and Rosamund Street.

The expansion has been part of the masterplan for Corrie since bosses moved from the soap’s original site at Granada Studios after 53 years to a new home on Trafford Wharf Road in 2013.


In a nod to the soap’s 57-year history, the road on the new set is made from cobbles reclaimed from the old Quay Street site. It includes new shops, restaurants, a police station – and even a tram stop.

It also features a community garden, with a specially-commissioned, mosaic-covered memorial bench where bosses have made their special tribute to Corrie superfan Martyn Hett and all those who lost their lives in the Manchester Arena bombing in May 2017.

Juliana Delaney, chief executive 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.”


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