The subsidised programme will give young people the opportunity to develop new skills in the multiple, and ever-expanding, backstage aspects of a theatre and music venue. This backstage technical course will give practical experience that will help develop participants’ interest and technical knowledge.
With a focus on lighting and sound, the course will include:
- Masterclasses held by industry professionals.
- Hands-on workshop sessions.
- The chance to shadow the technical team as they stage manage live gigs.
- The opportunity for the Young Creatives to independently manage a full show.
The objective of the programme is to support, nurture, and discover the next generation of technical and stage managers.
This programme will be running in association with local music charity, B Sharp, in order for both groups of Young Creatives to organise, run, and perform a full Showcase in week 8 of the course.
The course will take 10 participants between the ages of 16-25 and will cost £100; it will run for 10 weeks, on every Monday evening from 6-8pm from the 21st September – 23rd November. However, financial issues should not deter applicants; if you are interested in the course but cannot afford it, please apply and we will try to help with our Financial Aid package.
The Young Technicians Course is supported by grants provided by the Arts Council, the Leisure Development Fund, the Dorset Community Impact Fund, and Dorset Leader.
The theatre is able to offer discretionary financial aid and are looking to fund up to half of the course’s participants. For those individuals who wish to apply for financial aid, please note this in your application form in order to be contacted by the theatre at a later date with further details regarding finance.
Applications for the programme are welcome until the deadline of 31st July 2020.
All applications are welcome: the theatre is able to financially support a number of applicants and we are keen to highlight that people should not be put off by the cost as talent, enthusiasm, and a desire to learn in a supportive and inclusive environment are the priority.
Please note: payment for this course will only be required once the application process has ended and you have been accepted onto the course.