Technical Theatre Programme

A programme of workshops and placements, designed to introduce participants to the range of technical skills/roles involved in putting on a theatre production or other live event, and provide signposting for future training and career development.

The programme is open to anyone interested in a career in technical theatre, including stage, flying, lighting, sound and AV.

Signing up to the programme will give participants access to a range of workshops delivered by members of the Northcott Theatre’s technical team and other industry professionals through Spring/Summer 2021, together with advance notice of work placements and occasional casual employment opportunities at the Northcott Theatre.

The programme costs £50 but there are some free places available, and a limited number of bursaries to support travel and other costs – complete the appropriate section of the application form linked below if this support might make it possible for you to take part.

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How To Get Involved

Applicants must be Devon-based and aged 16+ years.

Please note that this is a professional development opportunity, so we’re looking for people who already have some experience within one or more technical theatre discipline and are interested on developing a career within the performing arts.

As part of our commitment to addressing historic under-representation of certain groups within the arts, we positively welcome applications from people of African and Caribbean heritage, people of South Asian, East Asian and South East Asian Heritage, D/deaf and disabled people, LGBTQ+ people and those experiencing barriers due to their socio-economic background. We also guarantee to interview any suitably qualified d/Deaf and/or disabled artists.

Closing date for applications is 5th February 2021

Please feel free to get in touch with Tom Welch for an informal chat before applying: T.Welch@exeter.ac.uk

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