“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 8 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 design & engineering
- Set design & construction
- Costume design & Make Up
- Props & Stage Management
Backstage Theatre Workshop Group
A short introductory project for anyone who wants to learn about the backstage roles that make theatre happen. No previous experience is necessary! We’ll explore lighting, sound, set design, costume, props, and stage management through a range of hands-on taster sessions, then you get the chance to practice your skills through a collaborative creative project.
To be held in:
February 2023 (Half term intensive)
Backstage Theatre Production Group
A 10-week project for people interested in delving deeper into Backstage Theatre. Each week we explore a different aspect of technical theatre and production, 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.
To be held on:
March – May 2024
Backstage Theatre Crew
Once you’ve taken part in 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 productions as assistant stage managers, designers and technicians. For more information and to get involved contact Anna at email@example.com.
Production Arts Group
A weekly project for 14 – 18 year olds who have completed the Backstage Production Group and would like to develop their technical, design and production skills further through longer term projects and collaborations with the acting and devising groups. This group is for existing members only. For more information and to get involved contact Anna at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To be held on:
June – July 2024
How do I get involved?
To take part in a Backstage Theatre project you need to:
- Be aged between 12-18 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: