There are only two weeks to go until TheatreCraft 2016, a behind the scenes glimpse into careers in the theatre industry for young people. Free to anyone aged between 16 – 25, the day consists of workshops and networking sessions with industry experts and is the perfect introduction for anyone considering a career in the arts.
Earlier this year, I wrote a piece about my experience of being a young person in this industry and the importance of events like TheatreCraft which open up young minds to the variety of careers. Fittingly, the recently announced list of workshops include sessions from a wide range of roles, from Stage Management to Scripts, and Casting to Costumes. Booking has just opened for workshops, and there is still time to book your place. Here are my Top 5 Picks:
Could I do that? Who Does What in a Creative Team (with the Michael Grandage Company)
Creating Your Own Pathway – Transferrable Skills for Careers in Theatre (with Sade Banks, Barbican)
Events: Who Does What and How to Get There (with Liz Fenn, National Theatre)
How the National Theatre Works (with Jonathan Suffolk, National Theatre)
PR/Marketing in London and on Tour (with Guy Chapman, Jeff Chauncey and Arabella Neville-Rolfe, Target Live)
As well as workshops, there are a whole host of other activities for you to take part in. Ask the Experts sessions run throughout the day, with give you the chance to talk to leading experts in a range of fields, including Arts Marketing, Design, Stage Management and more. There will also be the Marketplace, where you can talk to exhibitors from theatres as well as education providers who can advise you about careers in different roles.
To find out more and book your place, visit theatrecraft.org