15 October 2015 at 3.14pm | Comment on this article
Annual careers event TheatreCraft returns to the Royal Opera House on 20 November 2015.
This year’s event – the tenth event, and the fourth to be hosted by the Royal Opera House - will be opened by Indhu Rubasingham, Artistic Director of the Tricycle Theatre.
TheatreCraft offers a valuable insight into careers behind the scenes in theatre, from direction to stage management, producing to marketing, and lighting to design. The event is free for 16-to-25-year-olds and last year 1,200 young people attended.
It features workshops led by theatre professionals, a marketplace with training and
education exhibitors, an Ask the Experts zone for one-to-one advice, and networking hubs for interacting with peers and making vital contacts.
'This is a great opportunity for young people to realize that if you have a passion for theatre and don’t want to act, there are many, many creative ways to be part of this exciting industry’, says Rubasingham, who as well as opening the event, is also its ambassador for 2015. 'That was my journey — falling in love with theatre, but not knowing where I could fit in. I wish TheatreCraft had been around when I was a young person. I am really happy to be part of TheatreCraft – this brilliant resource is free to all, providing access and opportunity for everyone to the pivotal roles within our industry.'
Booking is now open for TheatreCraft 2015 at www.theatrecraft.org
TheatreCraft was created by Theatre Royal Haymarket Masterclass Trust and is now run in partnership with Society of London Theatre, the Royal Opera House, Mousetrap Theatre Projects, and Creative and Cultural Skills.