TheatreCraft is back for its 10th year

Theatrecraft at the Royal Opera House. Becoming a Director - Ed Stamboulian

Registration is open for TheatreCraft 2015. The event will take place on Friday 20th November from 9am to 3.30pm at the Royal Opera House.

TheatreCraft is free for anyone aged 16 to 25 looking for a non-performance career in theatre. From directing to stage management, producing to marketing, lighting to design, TheatreCraft offers a unique glimpse into the behind the scenes world of theatre.

Those wishing to attend can register by visiting www.theatrecraft.org/register.

Theatre Craft 17th October 2014 Royal Opera house. Photos by Helen Murray

Attendees on the day can take part in workshops led by theatre professionals, explore the vibrant marketplace of exhibiting theatres and organisations, join in at the Ask the Experts zone for one-to-one advice, and interact with peers in the networking hubs. Last year more than 1,200 people attended TheatreCraft.

Commenting on this year’s event, TheatreCraft 2015 Ambassador Indhu Rubasingham, Artistic Director of the Tricycle Theatre, said: ‘This is a great opportunity for young people to realise 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. 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.

Theatrecraft at the Royal Opera House.

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’

Arnold M. Crook, Theatre Royal Haymarket Masterclass Trust Chairman, added: ‘Since its inception at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in 2003, TheatreCraft has been helping young professionals discover new routes into theatre and continues to help supply the industry with enthused behind-the-scenes talent. 10 inspirational events later and we are just as enthusiastic about our vision of supporting the development of aspiring theatre makers from all walks of life. They are the future of our industry; we owe it to them to offer our services where and whenever we can.’

TheatreCraft was established by the Theatre Royal Haymarket Masterclass Trust (Masterclass) as a way of highlighting training and career opportunities for young people interested in working behind the scenes in theatre and performance.

TheatreCraft is organised by a group of committed partners from across the creative and cultural industries; the Theatre Royal Haymarket Masterclass Trust, the Royal Opera House, the Society of London Theatre, Mousetrap Theatre Projects and Creative and Cultural Skills.

The event is sponsored by White Light and John Good. Official London Theatre is this year’s official Media Partner.

For more information and all the latest news about TheatreCraft visit www.theatrecraft.org.

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