Partnership with ITV Commerce and Ventures
Dates: 2014 -15 and 2018-19
We were delighted to have the opportunity to operate guided tours of the original Quay Street sets and studio with the ITV Commerce and Ventures team.
We worked quickly to set up an attraction and mobilise a team of passionate tour guides allowing people to walk on the cobbles of the original set for the very last time before filming was moved to its new home in MediaCity.
Demand was unprecendented welcoming over 850,000 guests in nine months. Coronation Street The Tour held the number one spot on Manchester TripAdvisor in 2014-15 and was awarded ‘Exceptional Contribution to Tourism’ in the Greater Manchester Tourism Awards.
In 2018 we were once again in a position to offer guided tours of the Coronation Street sets – this time at their new home in MediaCityUK. This presented us with a new series of challenges as the sets are used for filming Monday-Friday. However, following on from our success with The Emmerdale Village Tour and with the help of a talented team, we were able to offer limited weekend dates much to the delight of an eager community of Coronation Street fans!
“It was essential we worked with a company we could trust to deliver an experience that would do justice to this famous site, to the iconic Coronation Street brand and to the programme’s precious, 53-year heritage. Creatively, operationally and commercially, Continuum Attractions has done all that and more.” – Kieran Roberts – Executive Producer Coronation Street, ITV