August 9, 2022
We’re Opening Our Doors
Harrogate Theatre’s Open Day | Saturday 3 September 10am – 3pm | Free Entry
Join us as we open up access to one of Harrogate’s cultural gems. Go onstage, backstage, understage and even above the stage as we showcase our past, present and future. With backstage tours, performance workshops and surprises galore, make sure you don’t miss it!
Our Main Auditorium will be open throughout the day for you to take a look at our beautiful Victorian theatre. Learn about the famous names to have trod our boards and hear about our theatre ghost, Alice! We’re also thrilled to welcome Levantes, one of our associate theatre companies, to the stage as they rehearse Run, Rabbit, Run to give you an exclusive preview of this incredible spectacle that will be performed Friday 9th September.
In the Circle Bar we welcome a host of local community companies who will be on hand to tell you about their next productions and how you can get involved either onstage or backstage with them.
We’ll be holding storytelling sessions in our Studio, designed for the under 5s and their families, to give a gentle introduction to the magic of theatre.
In our creative engagement space there will be Harrogate Youth Theatre taster workshops for 5-7s and 8 – 10s. Parents / guardians will take part in these sessions too so everyone can share their creativity together – why should the children have all the fun?
Finally, take a look backstage on of our free theatre tours with a character from our past to see behind the scenes and learn more about our incredible history.
We recommend you pre-book for the tours and youth theatre workshops to reserve your space. To book please visit www.harrogatetheatre.co.uk and click on our what’s on section or call our friendly Box Office team on 01423 502 116. All activities are free and we look forward to seeing you there!
Timetable for the day
10am – 10.45am Backstage tour
10.15am – 10.45am Harrogate Youth Theatre taster for 5-7s and parent / guardian
11am – 11.45am Backstage tour
11am – 11.30am Harrogate Youth Theatre taster for 8-10s and parent / guardian
11.50am – 12.10pm Storytelling for under 5s and their families
12.30pm – 1.15pm Backstage tour
12.45pm – 1.15pm Harrogate Youth Theatre taster for 5-7s and parent / guardian
1.30pm – 2pm Harrogate Youth Theatre taster for 8-10s and parent / guardian
1.45pm – 2.30pm Backstage tour
2.15pm -2.35pm Storytelling for under 5s and their families