About the event

Opening our doors for all the family!

Join us for a very special open day. Enter a gateway of discovery, how our new backstage merges with the old. Bring your family, tell your friend and try something new. Special activities include:

Tech in Thirty: 11am – 1pm

Join one of our technicians to take on a technical challenge and become a sound or lighting designer in the process. Using our professional specialist equipment under guidance, this is a fun and accessible way to learn more about theatre.

30 minutes duration. First come, first served. Suitable for families age 8+.

360 3D Virtual Reality: 11am – 3pm

Take your seat for a very special fashion show on the New Theatre Royal stage. View the show and auditorium through our new 360 3D virtual reality experience.

Free activity. Suitable for ages 7+.

DJ Sound Booth: 12pm – 2pm

Budding DJ, or interested in the physics of sound? Working with our resident sound engineer and DJ, take part in our fun interactive experiments and grow your understanding of sound as you go.

30 minutes duration. First come, first seved. Suitable for families age 8+.

You Go Silent DisGO: 11am – 3pm, Minghella Studio

Enjoy our silent disco for young families. with dancers young and old taking to the dance floor. Join our professional DJ, put on your wireless headset, choose your tune and get your groove on. Dad dancing permitted.

Tickets: £5. Suitable for families with children up to age 9. 

The Old & The New of New Theatre Royal

Throughout the day, catch one of our heritage tours, and wander through the 160-year history of our extraordinary building. Learn about its famous architects, stars that have appeared on our stage, the devastating fire of 1972, and modern venue that rose from the ashes.