MEMBERS of the public have been given a behind-the-scenes look at a historic theatre in Bournemouth.

The Bournemouth Pavilion held an open day on Sunday, March 19, giving visitors unrestricted access to the Grade II listed building.

The event also marked the 94th anniversary of the theatre, which was opened by the Duke of Gloucester in 1929.

Bournemouth Echo: Bournemouth Pavilion theatreBournemouth Pavilion theatre (Image: NQ)

The day began at 10am, and continued through until 5pm.

People attending were given the option of guided tours, or to explore the Pavilion at their own pleasure, with the dressing rooms, ballroom and offices all open for public access.

At 2pm, tea dances began in the ballroom, seeing couples take to the dance floor with music from Cameron Lloyd and Alex Walters.

Those not dancing watched with interest, while enjoying free tea and cake from the bar.

At other points throughout the day, there were music performances on the historic Compton Organ, and displays of historic memorabilia.

Bournemouth Echo: Ballroom dancingBallroom dancing (Image: NQ)

Sunday’s open day was just the beginning of a huge events calendar for the Bournemouth Pavilion.

Regular tea dances are back too, giving more opportunity for members of the public to take to the ballroom dance floor.