A new and improved tour of Mayflower Theatre will be launched as the historic city venue opens its doors to the public during an open day next month. 

A tour programme, dubbed 'an inspiring place' and launched by panto star Ashley Banjo, will see tours tailored to different groups, including private family interactive tours, student focused tours and heritage backstage tours.

During tours of the 2,271-seat Grade II-listed building, theatre lovers will be able to see the rich history of the venue as they are led by the theatres experienced team of tour guides. They will get the opportunity to see where the magic is made in the dressing rooms, on the fly floor and other backstage areas, as well as a chance to stand on Mayflower Theatre’s stage.

Visitors can enjoy access to archive materials and enjoy behind the scenes imagery captured by Danny Kaan on his series of Access All Areas shoot.

Booking for both the open day, on Saturday February 3, and tours programme, is available at mayflower.org.uk