“The show must go on!”
You’re probably familiar with the famous phrase associated with West End and Broadway stage productions, but are you familiar with the extraordinary work that goes on behind the scenes to make every production possible?
You’ll find that behind every great show, is a team of Stage Managers, Production Managers, Designers, and Sound, Lighting, Video and Stage Technicians. Working together, this unseen team are responsible for how a show looks, sounds and feels; combining creativity with technical expertise and ensuring these technical elements run smoothly during every performance.
This FdA Stage Management and Technical Theatre course is an exciting and challenging multi-disciplinary course designed to train aspiring stage managers, technicians and designers. Through practical activities, public performances and student-led projects, you’ll work in venues on-campus and around the city, gaining the skills and experience required for entry into the theatre industry while building a solid portfolio.
While studying Stage Management and Technical Theatre you’ll learn from experts in the field. Our team have many years’ collective experience in the industry and have worked on productions like Cabaret, The Snow Queen and Carmen. Recent staff projects include Great Exhibition of The North (NGI), Shine (Live Theatre) and Hold On Let Go (Unfolding Theatre)
Successful applicants are enthusiastic, flexible and hard-working people who can work as part of a team and have a desire to work in the backstage sector. No previous experience in technical theatre is necessary with past students coming from a variety of backgrounds and interests including Performing Arts, Music Technology, Politics, English, Photography, Film Studies, and Amateur and Community Theatre.
Housed in The Performance Academy, you will train in one of the most comprehensive training environments in the UK. Our main performance space, the Peter Sarah Theatre, is a fully equipped and adaptable space with a full height fly tower, counterweight flying system and tension wire grid. In all of our venues you will work and train on industry standard equipment.
This course runs on the following dates:
Start Date: September 2020. For further information, please call 0191 200 4000 or email email@example.com.
Duration: 2 Years
Venue: Performance Academy, Rye Hill Campus