Epsom Playhouse is celebrating its 30th anniversary by opening its doors and allowing visitors to take a tour backstage. 

To mark the milestone, the theatre will be giving people a tour of the theatre, for which booking is required in advance, and hosting a number of activities including magic shows, a children's mask-making workshop, taster sessions with a youth theatre group, free giveaways and live music with refreshments available.

There will also be a special surprise celebrity guest for youngsters.

Mary Zoeller, the Playhouse's press spokeswoman, says: "We have been providing quality entertainment and venue hire to the community of Epsom and Ewell and surrounding areas for 30 years.

"We are very proud of our theatre and you should be too, so please come and see what we are all about."

Tours of the theatre will take place at 10.30am, 12pm, 1.30pm and 3pm.

Open Day; Epsom Playhouse, Ashley Avenue, Epsom; August 31, 10am to 4pm; free; call 01372 742555; visit www.epsomplayhouse.co.uk