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Backstage - Tech & Design

Wednesdays, 5.00pm - 6.30pm

Course | Stage Two


Our Backstage courses are designed to give members the opportunity to be introduced to different professions backstage. They will develop skills such as working within a creative team, problem solving and making decisions about the design and backstage management of performances.

“I really enjoyed the course and it had encouraged and helped me to decide it’s a career I want to go into after my A levels.” – Participant

There are two courses available, please see further details below:

Backstage Tech: 25 September– 13 November 2019 (excl. 23 Oct) - On Sale 3rd June 

Explores the roles within a production company including stage management, lighting and sound.

Backstage Design: 29 April – 17 June 2020 (excl. 27 May) - On Sale 21st September 

Explores the roles within the creative team in a production company including set design and creation, props, costume and makeup.

Backstage occurs in weekly sessions during term times and no previous experience is necessary.

Participants are expected to make full commitment to the whole course and must be prepared to work as part of a team. This course is facilitated by a team of dedicated theatre practitioners.

On completion of our Backstage courses, participants will be invited to become a Young Backstage Crew member and may be given opportunities to gain experience assisting with Young Company productions.

AGES: 13-17

DATES: Backstage Tech – 25 September – 13 November 2019 (excl. 23 October)

Backstage Design – 29 April – 17 June 2020 (excl. 27 May 2020)

DAYS & TIMES: Wednesdays 5-6.30pm, 7 weeks

COST: £65 per course

VENUE: Stage Two

Norwich Theatre Royal’s Young Company

The Young Company puts young people at the centre of the creative process to produce vibrant, innovative, and creative theatre. Our courses offer significant personal and educational benefits; developing self-esteem as well as improving communication and team-work skills whilst working in a professional, creative and nurturing environment.

When members leave the Young Company at 18 years we aim for them to be well rounded, brave, confident and creative young people ready to enter and be successful in the wider world, regardless of their chosen pathways. In addition to the courses below, Young Company members where appropriate, are offered opportunities throughout the year to audition for additional performances, take part in extra workshops led by touring companies, back stage tours, theatre trips and receive reduced ticket prices.

The Young Company includes the following courses:

For enquiries about the course contact Stage Two reception on 01603 598600, or email stagetwo@theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk

Activities are dependent on minimum numbers participating, in the event that we need to cancel due to low participant numbers, a full refund will be given. We are unable to offer refunds in other circumstances.

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.

Please take a moment to read our Terms and Conditions, Participants Guidance and associated policies on the Take Part / Information section of our website. Alternatively paper copies are available at our reception in Stage Two.