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16-21: How to be a Stage Manager

Young people learning how to measure out stage space as part of stage management course

16-21: How to be a Stage Manager

Have you ever wondered what a stage manager does, how they work and what role they play in theatre? 

On this course you’ll have the chance to go backstage at the National Theatre, work with our stage managers and try out the huge variety of jobs they undertake. From learning the basics of cueing to creating a props list and a daily rehearsal call, this is a brilliant opportunity to develop your skills.

No previous experience is required but you must be available for every session to take part.

To apply please complete this form by Wednesday 8 January. This is your chance to tell us about your interest in theatre. The more you tell us – within the word count – the more we will understand about you and why you want to take part.

Course dates:

Thursday 16 January, 5–8pm
Thursday 23 January, 5–8pm
Thursday 30 January, 5–8pm
Thursday 6 February, 5–8pm

Duffield Studio

This course is available to 16–21-year-olds

You must be able to attend every session to take part.   

£40 (Bursaries are available)

We would never want the cost of a course or project to prevent anyone from taking part. A limited number of full and part-funded bursary places are available. If you would like to apply for one, please indicate this on the form when you apply.