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Career opportunities behind the scenes

Editorial Correspondent 3rd Mar, 2024 Updated: 3rd Mar, 2024   0

THOSE considering a career in the arts are being offered a backstage pass.

Local cultural organisations, including SAE Institute, The Fold, Motionhouse, Heartbreak Productions, and the Royal Spa Centre and The Loft Theatre are taking part in BBC’s Bring The Drama Festival highlighting careers behind the scenes.

The festival will feature hundreds of free events from more than 150 partners, with a range of activities including talks, tours, workshops, masterclasses, Q&As and ‘meet the teams’.

Leamington’s Loft Theatre will be hosting two events with ten free places available for each vent, bookable in advance via the BBC Bring The Drama Festival website or Eventbrite.

‘Technical Tour’, on Friday March 8 from 6.30pm to 7.30pm, will see applicants given an exclusive look and a chance to get hands-on experience with the technical aspects of theatre. There will be chance to explore the intricate details that bring a play to life. From lighting, video, projection and sound, the Loft’s head of lighting and head of sound will guide them through each step of the production process.

‘From Page to Stage’ on Saturday March 9, from 2pm to 3pm, applicants will be given the opportunity to explore the journey of bringing captivating stories from the page to the stage.

The Loft’s professional production manager and artistic director will share their insights into what it takes to transform a script into a live performance.

A Loft spokesperson said: “These events are a gateway for drama enthusiasts, aspiring actors, and anyone curious about the process of creating theatrical magic. Igniting a love for drama and providing a unique opportunity to witness the magic of storytelling come to life.”

Click here for full festival details.


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