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Backstage at Hamilton

Life Backstage

Get a unique look at the backstage world of UK theatre with these exclusive videos, exploring behind the scenes of some of the country’s biggest shows.

My West End

Official London Theatre have partnered with Digital Theatre + to create a unique eight-part education resource, My West End.

This series of short online films dives into the world behind the curtain, shining a spotlight on the extremely dedicated and often unseen backstage practitioners working at the heart of each theatre in the UK.

Our My West End videos are available for a strictly limited time. We’ll post a new video every month. This month’s follows Liz Crossman, Costume Prop Maker and Milliner of six years, told us how she translates the work of the costume designer: from designs on the page, to the reality on the stage.

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My West End wants young people to know that they could be the next generation of technical, production and venue teams – regardless of economic or geographic constraints.

Each month we’ll release a new film which will give you an in-depth look at a theatre profession. In 2018, you’ll find out about being a Lighting Designer; Stage Manager; Wigs Expert; Stage Door Keeper; Milliner; Stage Systems Supervisor and Flys Supervisor.

With My West End, you can discover a whole new world of possibilities and be inspired to choose a career in theatre.

Backstage Tours

From the secrets of Hamilton’s “Hamil-tones” in costume design, to how theatre’s biggest night, the Olivier Awards with Mastercard, constructs its set in the grandeur of the Royal Albert Hall, if you’re interested in life backstage, our exclusive videos below are must-sees.