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Ever wondered what the backstage team do on a show? Are you interested in music and sound production, organising events or making art and design?

Come and join our training course that gives young people aged 16-24 the opportunity to explore theatre production, management and design from concept to stage.

Regardless of your experience or background we want people who are passionate, curious and keen to learn. Come and see how your creative or organisational skills can be used to make a theatre show.

Working together with the Youth Company: Acting, you will try out designs, make props and costume, and produce a show in RADA's Jerwood Vanbrugh Theatre.


Applications for 2019 are now closed. Please email if you are interested in applying next year.

The types of things you will learn:

  • Sound design and operation
  • Lighting design and operation
  • Stage management, including cueing and scene changes
  • Production and events management
  • Costume and make-up
  • Props making
  • Scenic art
  • Construction
  • Video design
  • Set design and costume
  • Deputy stage management (DSM)
  • Assistant Stage manager (ASM)

Previous companies

Youth Company: Theatre Production 2019 working on the performance Pericles, Prince of Tyre in the Jerwood Vanbrugh Theatre, July 2019

Photos: Emily Melville-Brown, Hannah Birtwistle Crossland and Linda Carter.

Youth Company: Theatre Production 2018.