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Technical theatre, design & stage management


For young people aged 15-21

Court Theatre Youth Crew will experience six weeks of Tutoring in Terms 2 and 3 (Saturday mornings 10am-1pm) which will cover all elements of technical theatre, design and stage management. Youth crew will also have opportunities to be involved in both Youth Company productions and Theatresports as crew.

Training with the Youth Crew provides the skills required to operate safely under supervision in entry level roles and often leads to casual employment at The Coourt Theatre. Students are taught by a variety of professionals across the field and learning will take place through practical application.

At completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an introductory understanding of the roles and skills needed to work in performing arts, events and venues
  • work safely as part of a supervised crew on entry level tasks
  • communicate and interact with team members
  • receive instructions, give and receive feedback, reflect on learning
  • demonstrate basic knowledge of health and safety procedures and responsibilities
  • demonstrate self-management skills, including time management and personal presentation

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