“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.”
By taking part in one of our Technical Theatre projects, you can learn about and gain skills in making and running:
- Costumes and Make Up
- Stage Management
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 2018
At the Broadway Theatre Rehearsal Room in Catford.
Mondays 4.30pm – 6.30pm
Technical Theatre Workshop Group
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.
(This project has now completed. We will be recruiting for the next project in late 2018)
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:
the Garfield Weston Foundation and the St. James’s Place Foundation