Technical Theatre for 12+

“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 8 or above, you can learn about what makes theatre tick. Take part in a Technical Theatre project and gain skills in making and running:

  • Lighting
  • Sound
  • Sets
  • Costumes and Make Up
  • Props
  • Stage Management

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 5-week project.

Sessions will take place:
November – December 2018
Mondays 4pm – 5.30pm
At the Broadway Theatre Rehearsal Room in Catford.

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:
January – April 2019
Mondays 4.30pm – 6.30pm
At the Broadway Theatre Rehearsal Room in Catford.
Production week: 9th – 13th April

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

If you would like to be added to our database and receive more information on this project, please download a New Enquiry Form and return the completed form to

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:
the Garfield Weston Foundation and the St. James’s Place Foundation