“It made me realize that I don’t just have to be an actor to be in theatre.
There are so many more things I can be.”
If you’re in Year 7 or above, you can learn about what goes on behind the scenes and backstage. Take part in a Technical Theatre project and gain skills in making and running:
- Set design
- Costumes and Make Up
- Stage Management
Watch what the Technical Theatre projects have been doing during lockdown:
Technical Theatre Workshop Group
You can learn about the backstage roles that make theatre run. You’ll get hands-on tasters and learn skills in lighting, sound, props-making and design in this 6-week project.
Sessions will take place:
November – December 2020
Mondays 4.30 – 6pm
We are currently planning for socially distanced and full risk-assessed sessions to be held in person (venue TBC). If further lockdown measures come into place, sessions will be moved online. If you have concerns about your child taking part in in-person sessions, contact Louise to discuss options for how they can get involved.
Technical Theatre Production Group
This project will introduce you to stage management, set, lighting, sound, props and costumes for the theatre. You will have an opportunity to work with professional theatre technicians and go on a backstage tour with the possibility of a practical workshop to develop skills. You will have the chance to work backstage on LYT’s summer production with an intensive production week at the end of July.
You will gain the opportunity to develop your theatre skills, find out about careers in technical theatre and the chance to take part in a full scale production.
Sessions will take place:
May – July 2021
Mondays 4.30pm – 6.30pm
Technical Theatre Crew
Once you’ve completed a production as part of the Technical Theatre Production project, you’ll be able to join LYT’s Technical Crew. You’ll have the chance to gain more experience supporting backstage on LYT’s productions as assistant stage managers, assistant costume supervisors and assistant technicians. If you’ve already completed a Technical Theatre Production project, contact Louise to discuss joining the Tech Crew.
How do I get involved?
To take part in a Technical Theatre project you need to:
- Be aged between 12-17 and be keen to take part
- Live or learn in the London Borough of Lewisham
- Attend no other after school drama group
- Priority is given to those who attend state/free schools, academies or home schooling
Please be aware places on all our youth theatres are limited. For more information on how we allocate places on our projects, read our Recruitment Strategy.
The Technical Theatre Programme is supported by:
National Lottery Community Fund, Garfield Weston Foundation and the St. James’s Place Foundation