Families got involved in a range of activities including butterfly decorating, hat making, and balloon modelling. Airy Fairies Balloons used over 1000 balloons in their modelling sessions, creating everything from flowers to spaceships and unicorns. Two professional face-painters decorated more than 300 faces during the day, and there was a whole room dedicated to Lego which children (and adults!) enjoyed.
Visitors also created a rainbow from 200 multi-coloured handprints to celebrate Hull Pride and LGBT50, which will be on display on our Upper Foyer for the rest of the week.
Over 170 people enjoyed backstage tours of the theatre, which included sneak peeks of the dressing rooms and the wardrobe department, finishing in sound and lighting demonstrations in the main theatre.
Our Executive Director Janthi Mills-Ward says:
‘Our Family Open Day welcomed record numbers to the theatre. It was brilliant to see families spending quality time together in our building. And it wasn’t just children getting involved – adults were sitting at the craft tables making their own paper butterflies and Lego models too. It was such a busy day across the whole city, with the LGBT50 celebrations in Queen Victoria Square and the Veterans Weekend in East Park also taking place. It felt like the whole city had come out to celebrate and enjoy the weekend with their loved ones.’