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A workshop at TheatreCraft 2015 (Photo: Alex Rumford)

A workshop at TheatreCraft 2015 (Photo: Alex Rumford)

Booking opens for TheatreCraft 2016 workshops

First Published 27 October 2016, Last Updated 27 October 2016

London’s largest free careers event for non-performance roles in theatre, TheatreCraft, has announced its full programme, with booking for workshops now open.

Ambassador Theatre Group’s recently appointed Executive Vice President, Adam Kenwright, will open the day-long event at the Waldorf Hilton Hotel on Monday 14 November, which is set to provide an excellent resource for young people seeking to start their careers in theatre.

The Aldwych Theatre, the Lyceum Theatre, the Novello Theatre and the Theatre Royal Drury Lane were today confirmed as partnering West End venues, set to host many of the exciting theatre professional-led workshops throughout the day, while there will also be two exclusive behind the scenes marketing workshops at Dewynters.

To register for free and book a place on any of the workshops, visit the TheatreCraft website here.

Other workshops will include:

  • Behind the Scenes tours of Theatre Drury Lane
  • Charlie And The Chocolate Factory on stage automation demonstrations
  • Wardrobe with Mamma Mia at the Novello
  • Production Management Workshop with Jonathan Suffolk, Technical Director of the National Theatre
  • 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

Booking is also open for ‘Ask The Experts’ sessions, which offer one-on-one conversations to gain valuable career insights from leading industry figures, 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.

Blayne George, Programme Director at the Theatre Royal Haymarket Masterclass Trust, spoke on behalf of the TheatreCraft partnership: “We are thrilled to have the generous support of the Waldorf Hilton Hotel and such esteemed West End theatres.

“We cannot thank them enough for being so welcoming and for opening up their doors to the next generation of theatre makers. It will be an incredible opportunity for attendees to experience the inner-workings of four renowned theatres and to join the packed, vibrant marketplace inside the Waldorf Hilton’s stunning Palm Court.”

Alex Dillon-McQueen, Technical Apprentice at the Royal Opera House, commented: “One of the reasons TheatreCraft 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!”


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