Backstage Theatre for 13+

“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.”

If you’re in Year 9 or above, you can learn about what goes on behind the scenes and backstage. Take part in a Backstage Theatre project and gain skills in:

  • Lighting & Projection
  • Sound
  • Set design
  • Costumes & Make Up
  • Props
  • Stage Management

Watch what the Technical Theatre projects were doing during lockdown:

Backstage Theatre Workshop Group

Learn about the backstage roles that make theatre happen over three action packed days. We’ll explore lighting, sound, set design, costume, props, and stage management through a range of hands-on taster sessions, then you can practice your skills through collaborative creative projects.

Sessions will take place:
Monday 13th February, 11am – 4pm*
Tuesday 14th February, 11am – 4pm*
Wednesday 15th February, 11am – 4pm*

(All places on this project are now fully recruited for)

Backstage Theatre Production Group

Each week we will explore a different aspect of Backstage Theatre, introducing you to a wide range of roles, including lighting, sound, set design, costume, props, and stage management. You will have an opportunity to work with professional theatre technicians and designers, develop your skills, find out about careers in backstage theatre and potentially take part in a full scale production.

Sessions will take place:
March – May 2023

(All places on this project are now fully recruited for)

Backstage Theatre Crew

Once you’ve been part of a Backstage Theatre Production Group and/or completed a production with LYT, 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.

How do I get involved?

To take part in a Backstage Theatre project you need to:

  • Be aged between 13-17 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

If you would like to be added to our database and receive more information on this project, please fill in a New Enquiry Form

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: