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Young Technicians: 18 - 25

Stage Two | Class


Using the full resources of Stage Two and our 100 seat theatre, this course offers you backstage training including stage management, lighting, sound design and operation and set construction.

Working with industry professionals and the technical team at Norwich Theatre Royal, you will explore the different backstage careers and learn about techniques and the equipment used in the creative process.

On completion of the course, participants may be offered future placements on Stage Two theatre productions, giving you practical experience of the show process.

“My experience on this course has been both enjoyable and eye opening. I’ve learnt so much from the range of experts. I would highly recommend anyone interested in learning more about the backstage and technical side of theatre to do this course!” - Participant

There is a free taster session on 8 January 2020. This needs to be booked in advance using the link below when activated.

AGES: 18-25
FREE TASTER: Wednesday 8 January 2020 – Booking required
DATES: 22 January – 25 March 2020
DAYS & TIMES: Wednesdays 7-9pm, 10 weeks
COST: £80
VENUE: Stage Two

The Empirical Company (16-25 years)

Empirical’ adjective: derived from or guided by experience or experiment.

Our Empirical Company offers a feeling of a supportive community where members are enabled to discover different energies, forms and techniques, plus new methods of making and creating performances. It is about taking a leap into the unknown.

Whilst members must have prior experience of performing, we aim to provide them with a training program that will support them technically, conceptually and personally to discover and shape their own unique artistic visions.

Training covers a wide range of approaches from acting, dance and movement to self-scripting, technical skills and performance. Our goal is to facilitate the development of young artists who have the skill, vision and courage to create vital new and exciting theatre.

Members also receive:

- Discounted or free theatre tickets across our three stages for selected shows. 
- Invitations to associated events across our venues. 
- A reduced rate for hiring studio spaces
- Free workshops with visiting companies where appropriate

The Empirical Company includes the following programmes for 16-25yrs

- The Actor’s Lab
- Young Technicians

Please take a moment to read our Terms and Conditions of Take Part Activities at NTR

We work hard to ensure best practise and the safety of all who attend our activities. To do this we have a number of policies and procedures in place to support our participants and visitors. These are available at our reception in Stage Two, and here on our website including:-

  • Anti-Bullying Policy
  • Child Collection Policy
  • Safeguarding Policy and Procedures
  • Data Protection Policy
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Youth Participation Policy
  • Code of Conduct