In pictures: The Playhouse opens its doors for ‘most successful open day yet’

PUBLISHED: 16:00 14 September 2017 | UPDATED: 16:20 14 September 2017

Visitors were able to see how stage make-up is designed.

Visitors were able to see how stage make-up is designed.

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Weston’s theatre opened its doors at the weekend to show off all the behind-the-scenes action – and it has been described as the most successful open day yet.

Groups touring Weston Playhouse during an open day organised by the Friends of the Playhouse group. Groups touring Weston Playhouse during an open day organised by the Friends of the Playhouse group.

The open day, organised by volunteer group Friends Of The Playhouse, consisted of a number of guided tours around The Playhouse Theatre, in High Street.

The event offered visitors a chance to learn about its history as well as get a sneak peek at how the costumes, make-up and lighting all work.

Dave Kingsbury, who is a member of the group, told the Mercury the event had been such a success that new members had signed up.

He said: “I think this was the most successful ever. We managed to recruit around 30 new members, which is great.

Groups touring Weston Playhouse during an open day organised by the Friends of the Playhouse group. Groups touring Weston Playhouse during an open day organised by the Friends of the Playhouse group.

“I think we achieved what we wanted to, and it was a really great day.

“Everyone seemed to enjoy it and it was very busy all day. The staff all put in a great effort to make it run smoothly.”

MORE: Read the preview for The Playhouse’s pantomime Aladdin here.

Groups touring Weston Playhouse during an open day organised by the Friends of the Playhouse group. Groups touring Weston Playhouse during an open day organised by the Friends of the Playhouse group.

Groups touring Weston Playhouse during an open day organised by the Friends of the Playhouse group. Groups touring Weston Playhouse during an open day organised by the Friends of the Playhouse group.

Groups touring Weston Playhouse during an open day organised by the Friends of the Playhouse group. Groups touring Weston Playhouse during an open day organised by the Friends of the Playhouse group.

Groups touring Weston Playhouse during an open day organised by the Friends of the Playhouse group. Groups touring Weston Playhouse during an open day organised by the Friends of the Playhouse group.

Groups touring Weston Playhouse during an open day organised by the Friends of the Playhouse group. Groups touring Weston Playhouse during an open day organised by the Friends of the Playhouse group.

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