28 October 2013 at 3.08pm | Comment on this article
Acclaimed stage director Jamie Lloyd will open TheatreCraft 2013, the ‘beyond the stage careers fair’, by giving a welcome speech at 9am on Friday 22 November at the Royal Opera House.
TheatreCraft, now in its 8th year, is a free event for anyone aged 16 to 25 looking for a non-performance career in theatre. From directing to stage management, producing to marketing, lighting to designing, TheatreCraft offers young people a unique glimpse into the ‘behind the scenes’ world of theatre.
‘As a director, I rely upon a huge team of brilliant people who work backstage on every production,’ says Jamie Lloyd. ‘I am thrilled to support this unique event, which will provide insight, expertise and inspiration for young people interested in those all-important behind-the-scenes roles.’
Attendees on the day can take part in 60+ workshops led by theatre professionals, join the ‘Ask the Experts’ zone for one-to-one advice and take part in networking hubs where attendees can interact with their peers.
‘It is vital that our profession continues to reach out and engage with as many young people as possible in as many different ways as possible, not least to encourage and nurture the next generation of theatre makers,’ continues Jamie. ‘TheatreCraft is an absolutely essential event and I am very much looking forward to meeting some of the theatre practitioners of the future.’
Royal Opera House staff will be leading workshops on armoury, costume, education, lighting, lighting visualization, wigs and make-up. There will also be back-stage tours and visits to the costume, props and flys departments.
Bookings for workshops and ‘Ask the Expert’ sessions are now open at www.theatrecraft.org
TheatreCraft is organized jointly by Creative & Cultural Skills, Masterclass at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, Mousetrap Theatre Projects, the Royal Opera House and the Society of London Theatre.
Find out more about employment and work experience opportunities at the Royal Opera House.