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New Wimbledon Theatre to host Open House event

Approved by ATG's PR & Communications Officer, David Bradbury

New Wimbledon Theatre (NWT) are thrilled to announce they will be opening the doors to the general public, as part of London's Open House 2015. This scheme involves a variety of the capital's splendid buildings opening their doors for one weekend only.

NWT will be hosting an Open House event on Saturday 19 September with a range of fantastic activities for every generation. It is often impossible to give people the opportunity to see all facets of the beautiful 104 year old venue and this wonderful opportunity will give patrons the chance to explore the venue at every level.

There are a range of activities including Backstage Tours which will give an insight into the building's architecture, history and sustainability plans as well as Ghost Walks in the evening for thrill seekers and also a History Exhibition for the history buffs in the studio space.

To celebrate this year's pantomime, Peter Pan, there will be a chance to win an opportunity of a flying lesson on stage with trained practitioners. In addition to this families can attend a pantomime workshop where you can explore old panto costumes, programmes and enjoy a talk with panto expert Malcom Jones! For the children they can immerse themselves into the Pirate Treasure Hunt throughout the theatre and they can join in the fun at the Arts and Crafts workshop.

Open House started in 1992 as a small, not-for-profit organisation to promote public awareness and appreciation of the capital's building design and architecture. The intention was to open up London's impressive buildings to the general public who don't otherwise have access.

Calum Kemp, NWT's General Manager had the following to say on the event; 'We are thrilled to be a part of Open House 2015 and are looking forward to welcoming people to explore our beautiful venue. We have a range of great events and there is something available for all ages.'

The majority of the activities are free and places can be booked in person on the day. However, some activities have a nominal fee of 4. To pre-book these activities, visit the theatre's Box Office between 10am and 6pm Monday to Saturday, or book via the website.

To see the full Open House programme, click here.