Ages 16-20: Technical Taster Days
Technical Tasters are a series of workshops running all day on Saturdays throughout September to November where you can explore two components of technical theatre. You can sample a mixture of Wardrobe, Lighting, Scenic Art, Stage Management, Property Making, Construction and Make Up.
Where will the Technical Tasters be held?
The workshops run on Saturdays at RADA, from 10am-5pm. Please note, it is not possible to sign up for a half day, you must sign up for the full day.
Who leads the Tasters?
Workshops are led by RADA teaching staff and graduates.
What will be covered?
The workshops cover the range of subjects taught at the Academy on the full time Technical Theatre and Stage Management course. Sessions are introductory and are designed to give people an insight into the world of technical theatre. Topics range from stage management, lighting, make-up, construction, sound, scenic art, props and wardrobe. The Tasters are not a course, and each one will be different so you can book for as many as you wish according to your interest. All materials will be provided and you do not need to bring or prepare anything unless otherwise stated.
How much does it cost?
The cost of each of the workshops is £10, (unless otherwise stated).
Who is it for?
If you are aged 16-20 and have an interest in design technology, craft, fine art, theatre management or just generally working backstage but aren't quite sure which bit - then these taster sessions give you the chance to explore. During the sessions, you will be introduced to two elements of technical training including scenic art, construction, make-up, lighting design and props making.
How many places are available?
Places on each RADA workshop are limited to 10 people (in most cases) and are frequently oversubscribed. To avoid disappointment please make your booking early.
Please note: You will receive confirmation of your booking by email and the Tasters are non-refundable
SATURDAY 25 FEBRUARY
10.00am – 1.00pm – Wardrobe with Helen Chattaway
After an introduction to theatre wardrobe, and a brief look at the history of costume, there will be a chance to learn some hand sewing techniques and to create a theatrical costume accessory, such as a small ruff or choker.
2.00pm – 5.00pm – Make-Up with Paul Aspinall
An introduction to stage make-up and hair covering cuts, bruises, ageing and wigs. You will be shown how to work with professional products used in theatre and get the change try out what you have been shown. All materials will be provided.