Today, TheatreCraft has confirmed the Aldwych Theatre, the Lyceum Theatre, the Novello Theatre and the Theatre Royal Drury Lane as the partnering West End venues to host many of the workshops led by theatre professionals throughout the day, plus two exclusive behind the scenes marketing workshops at Dewynters.
Over the last eleven years, TheatreCraft’s workshops have proven an excellent resource for young people starting their careers in theatre.
Alex Dillon-McQueen, Technical Apprentice at the Royal Opera House, commented;
“One of the reasons TheareCraft proved so useful to me in securing my apprenticeship was because I was able to speak to people already working in technical theatre and I also had the chance to speak to people currently working at the Royal Opera House. I also really enjoyed the workshops; you’re sat in a room full of people your own age and all of them are interested in the same particular element of theatre as you. It was really inspiring!”
Workshops at TheatreCraft 2016 will include:
Behind the Scenes tours of Theatre Drury Lane
How to Market a Show from Scratch with the Dewynters team
Charlie And The Chocolate Factory on stage automation demonstrations
Wardrobe with Mamma Mia at the Novello
How The National Theatre Works with Jonathan Suffolk, Technical Director
Armoury led by the Royal Opera House
Lighting Visualisation with James Simpson, Royal Opera House
Careers in Casting with the Ambassador Theatre Group
Festival Making with the Southbank Centre
Directing with Blanche McIntyre
A Provocation for Writers with Barney Norris
Producing Site Specific Theatre with Emma Brunjes
Theatre Photography with Nobby Clark
How to Design a Theatre led by Charcoal Blue Theatre Consultancy
New Writing with Paines Plough
How to Produce and Tour Your Show with James Quaife, English Touring Theatre
Millinery with English National Opera
Theatre Criticism with Tom Wicker
How to Raise Theatre Investment with James Seabright
Press and Marketing with TargetLive
Taking Part at the Young Vic
Creating Your Own Pathway with the Barbican
Manning Your Online Presence with Stage Jobs Pro
General Management with Peter Huntley
Stage Management with LAMDA
To book a place on any of these workshops, sign up for free and click here
Booking is also open for TheatreCraft’s ‘Ask The Experts’ sessions; an opportunity to have one-to-one conversations and gain valuable career insights with a leading industry figure, including professionals from the Young Vic, Barbican, Sadler’s Wells, English National Opera, White Light, National Theatre, Society of London Theatre, Opera Holland Park, Michael Grandage Company and the Roundhouse.
Larah Simpson, an attendee at the event in 2014 and exhibitor in 2015, said:
“I attended TheatreCraft in 2014 after graduating from university. I had a one-to-one session with James Clutton and later attended his workshop on producing. I kept in touch with James and was offered work experience at Opera Holland Park and then a permanent job. TheatreCraft is an invaluable resource and the Marketplace is a fountain of knowledge and new opportunities. I was delighted to return in 2015 as an exhibitor for Opera Holland Park.”
From directing to stage management, producing to marketing, lighting to design, TheatreCraft is the only place to be for a fun and unique glimpse into the ‘behind the scenes’ world of theatre.
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