New Vic Theatre opens doors for free fun-packed open day

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The New Vic Theatre is inviting people to explore behind-the-scenes when it throws open its doors for a fun-packed open day for all the family on Saturday 14 September.

The free event sees the theatre-in-the-round offering an access-all-areas experience for the public, inviting people of all ages to come along and get an insight into how shows are brought to life on their unique stage. A whole host of activities will be on offer throughout the day for people to enjoy and get involved with.

Customers are invited to explore the theatre’s Costume, Design and Workshop departments, discover the technical magic behind some of the special effects seen in productions with the Lighting and Sound teams and learn secret tricks-of-the-trade from the Stage Management team. There will also be the opportunity to take a tour of the building, see inside the theatre Props store, find out what happens inside a rehearsal room, as the New Vic’s Artistic Director works with actors on a forthcoming production, plus much more.

Theresa Heskins, New Vic Artistic Director, said: “The whole team at the New Vic are passionate about the work we do here and we’re really looking forward to inviting audiences to come behind-the-scenes at the theatre and find out more about how we create our productions. There’ll be lots on offer for all the family to enjoy on the day – it’s a chance for people of all ages to find out some stage secrets and explore areas of the theatre that the public don’t normally get to see.”

The New Vic’s free Open Day takes place from 10.00am to 4.00pm on Saturday 14 September. Part of this year’s Heritage Open Days, the New Vic’s Open Day also offers audiences the opportunity to find out a bit more about the history of the building from the staff team.

For more information about activities planned for the day and a schedule of events, visit

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