STAFF at The Princess Theatre and Arts Centre are hosting an open day to give the visitors the chance to have a tour of the building and see what it takes to volunteer.

On Thursday, February 27 the theatre, in Princess Street, will be open to the public from 11am to 2pm for tours and talks from local historians.

Burnham and Highbridge town crier, Alastair Murray, and volunteer Alan Huddart will be taking the public on anecdotal tours of the theatre, offering their own unique spin on The Princess.

Bronwyn Fralley, a local archive researcher, will also be there on the day to listen to your historical stories of the Princess Theatre. Y

Beccy Armory, business development officer for Burnham and Highbridge Town Council, said: “Volunteers are an essential part of the Princess Theatre; they are the positive personality and work force that our arts centre needs.

"Equally we understand how much of an important part we play in their lives.

"Our community of volunteers are dedicated to The Princess and we see first-hand how much satisfaction they get from offering their quality time and enthusiasm.”

As part of their ongoing refurbishment, the Princess Theatre, want to include a timeline and a brief history on the walls of the foyer.

Beccy said the open day is 'just the start' of a period of research and collation to build an archive which will allow the public to have the opportunity to understand the history of the space.

The theatre is also on the search for volunteers to join their team.

If you are interested contact The Princess Theatre on 01278 784464.