Giving young people Theatre Insights with the National Theatre of Scotland

National Theatre of Scotland (NTS) will be opening its doors to secondary school pupils and their teachers this autumn by offering two new opportunities to encourage young people to explore the possibility of a career within the creative industries.

From marketing to producing, finance to costume, the NTS bespoke Theatre Insights sessions are an opportunity for pupils to delve into the less well-known areas of theatre, to experience a taste of the work involved in those roles and see it as a viable career option.

Hosted by their production team and audience and media team, this morning session will give pupils a hands on, practical insight into the workings behind both departments.

From how to work a lighting board to creating a cue sheet, their technical production team will guide you through a taster of the role they play in making theatre happen. Meanwhile, the audience and media team will share the secrets of creating eye-catching content for their website and how to build an amazing media campaign for their shows.

Picture: Drew Farrell

Pupils will work with each department for an hour, with a short break in between, before having the opportunity to ask any burning questions.

Look out for future Theatre Insights dates which will be hosted by different departments.

DETAILS

Dates: Monday 16 September and Tuesday 17 September

Location: Rockvilla, 125 Craighall Road, Glasgow

Time: 10.00am-12.45pm

Capacity: Max 14 pupils per school

Ages: S4-S6

Book a place for your school here.

Please fill in the booking form and return it to Gillian Gourlay, Learning and Outreach Manager on [email protected]

THEATRE INSIGHTS IN YOUR SCHOOL:

NTS are also able to offer a limited number of condensed versions of our Theatre Insights sessions in your school, opening the opportunity to those out-with the central belt.

To discuss this option, please contact Gillian Gourlay, Learning and Outreach Manager on [email protected]

The content of these sessions will be dependent on the dates and availability of each department; however NTS will do their best to meet your needs.

THEATRE INSIGHTS IS SUPPORTED BY ABERDEEN STANDARD INVESTMENTS AS PART OF ASI CREATIVE FUTURES

Featured image credit: Ewen Weatherspoon