Visitors enjoy a behind the scenes look at Norwich Theatre Royal

Theatre Royal Open Day 2016,Kate Tully, Abi Williams, Samuel Pochin.

Theatre Royal Open Day 2016,Kate Tully, Abi Williams, Samuel Pochin. - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2016

From stepping out on the stage to taking a look at the dressing rooms, people of all ages had fun exploring Norwich Theatre Royal during the venue's annual open day.

Theatre Royal Open Day 2016,George Potter.

Theatre Royal Open Day 2016,George Potter. - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2016

The event on Saturday gave visitors the chance to go behind the scenes and learn about what what goes into bringing the magic of theatre to the stage. They were able to take part in an array of theatre-inspired activities and even bag a bargain at a costume sale.

Visitors could also take a tour of the Theatre Royal's newly-opened Stage Two learning and participation centre, and enjoy watching performances created by the young people who have been taking part in the Theatre Royal's summer school.

John Bultitude, from the Theatre Royal, said that more than 1,100 visitors attended this year's open day.

'It was one of our busiest open days we have ever had,' he said.

'We are really pleased and excited that so many people wanted to have a look behind the scenes at the theatre and also have a first glimpse at Stage Two.'

For more about Norwich Theatre Royal and the shows coming to the theatre, visit www.theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk

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