THE Theatre Royal is giving visitors the chance to ‘smell the greasepaint’ and try on some of its remarkable costumes.
Backstage Past: Access All Eras was launched last week and offers people the chance to step back in time and see life behind the scenes at the at the Bury St Edmunds theatre.
Volunteer guides will show visitors around the restored Georgian theatre three times a day, Wednesday to Sunday until July 29, with community actors in costume recreating some of the theatre’s past between August 8 and 19.
Visitors can also enjoy retro heritage teas, reflecting Georgian, Edwardian, Victorian times as well as the current day, and a Coronation tea which will run for two weeks from next week. The green room has become a 1960s campaign office while the upstairs bar has an Edwardian feel.
Contact the box office for details on 01284 769505. Tickets cost £6, £4 children, and free to National Trust members.