A previous Norwich Theatre open day

Theatre lovers in Norwich can explore three city venues this August, with fun, immersive activities for the whole family in the last week of the summer holidays.

The Norwich Theatre Royal and Stage Two open day on August 26 gives visitors the chance to go on an access-all-areas theatre tour, with free guided tours running all day. The tours will explore the dressing rooms, orchestra pit and onto the famous stage.

The technical team will be on hand to answer questions about what it takes to stage the huge productions you see, and you can even try your hand at lighting the stage for yourself. In addition, there will be an opportunity to browse the theatre’s archive of show programmes add posters.

Families of every kind are invited to Norwich Theatre Playhouse for the Family Festival from August 29 to September 1. There will be diverse and exciting workshops, performances, free drop-in activities, and inspiration for everyone.

Events include a focus on singing show tunes with Musical Theatre Song (September 1); stepping into the shoes of a set designer with the free workshop Stage in a Shoebox (August 29); exploring movement with with Mini Dance Lab (September 1); and joining The Poetry Jam (August 30).

Play at the Playhouse (August 31) offers a chance to perform on the Playhouse stage, devising a piece of theatre, with no previous drama experience needed.

There also a range of free drop-in events throughout the week in the River Tent in the Playhouse Garden.