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16 – 21: How to be a Stage Manager

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16 – 21: How to be a Stage Manager

Course dates:

Thursday 7 March, 5 – 8pm
Thursday 14 March, 5 – 8pm
Thursday 21 March, 5 – 8pm
Thursday 28 March, 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)

If you love theatre but don’t want to be in front of an audience, then stage management could be for you.

On this course you’ll have the chance to come 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 Thursday 21 February. 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.


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.