BOURNEMOUTH Pavilion Theatre is to host a free behind-the-scenes tour and special performances to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. 

The town’s Grade II-listed art deco theatre and ballroom is to host the free-to-attend open day on Friday, June 3. 

Guided tours from local experts will take visitors around the theatre, ballroom, on stage and behind the scenes with running anecdotal commentary about the theatre’s history. 

Tours will be running in one-hour slots throughout the day, and spaces will be available on a first come first serve basis. 

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Bournemouth Echo: Water fountain at Bournemouth Pavilion TheatreWater fountain at Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre

Steve Turner, BH Live’s divisional general manager, said: “It is a privilege to be custodians of this wonderful cultural venue.  

“There will be lots to see and do to mark this special occasion.  

“I hope many people from our local community will join us to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee.” 

Cllr Beverley Dunlop, portfolio holder for culture, said: “The Pavilion is embedded in Bournemouth’s cultural identity and has played host to countless musicals, operas, ballets, pantomimes, comedy shows, gala dinners, banquets, receptions, fairs, dances and fashion shows over its nearly 100-year history. 

“The open day will be a unique opportunity for you to see behind the scenes and explore one of our most iconic landmark venues.’’