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This September theatres are opening their doors to the public with a range of digital and in-person events in celebration of their architecture and history with Open House London, Heritage Open Days, and Scotland’s Doors Open Days.

Celebrating London’s architecture and urban landscape Open House takes place from 4 - 12 September. Theatres taking part range from the Little Angel Theatre in Islington, a puppet theatre for children and their families, to the Royal Opera House, now the third version of the theatre in the same site. Other theatres taking part include Bromley Little Theatre and Tower Theatre, and there is also a walking tour of east West End theatres. Visit the Open House London website for details of all the venues taking part.

England’s largest grass roots heritage festival Heritage Open Days takes place from 10 - 19 September. More than 45 theatres around the country are taking part this year, including the recently reopened Mercury Colchester and the newly renovated Alnwick Playhouse. Two theatres on our Theatres at Risk Register also have events planned - tour Groundlings Theatre to see the recent restoration work and its ideas for the future, or join in with activities at Theatre Royal Margate organised by the School of Acting. Visit the Heritage Open Days website for more information about the venues taking part.

Explore sites across Scotland with Doors Open Days a free festival that celebrates the country’s heritage and the built environment, with events every weekend in September. Theatres taking part so far are Theatre Royal Dumfries, the oldest theatre in Scotland, hosting building tours as it prepares to reopen, and Byre Theatre St Andrews, celebrating its 20th anniversary. Visit the Doors Open Days website for more information about the venues taking part.

Cover image | Theatre Royal Dumfries, courtesy the theatre