Stage Your Career

Our ‘Stage Your Career’ zone is the place to visit for workshops, tips and advice from industry experts on kicking off your career in theatre.
Want tips for drafting the perfect CV or online profile? Come along to our ‘First Impressions’ session! Need to get to grips with networking? We’ve got a workshop for that.
Or just come and chat to one of our experienced professionals about finding your way in the world of theatre.

First Impressions Matter; crafting your CV & online presence
John Schwab – Curtain Call Online

A ‘How-To’ Guide to Networking
John Schwab – Curtain Call Online

Creative Apprenticeships; how does it work?
Bendy Ashfield & Royal Opera House Apprentices

‘Ask Us Anything….’

No need to book – just turn up!

‘Ask Us Anything….’ is your chance to talk directly to industry experts. Drop in at any time to ask your questions and join the conversation.

From 10am – 1pm, the TheatreCraft team will be here to help you make the most of the event; what do you need to know? Who should you talk to? Which workshops are for you? We can help!

From 1.30pm – 4.30pm, panels of experienced professionals will be ready and waiting to answer your questions and offer personal advice

Read on below for more details…

Ask Us Anything About…Arts Management
How do we make theatre happen? Our Arts Management panel will be answering your questions and offering expert advice on Producing, Theatre Management, General Management, PR & Marketing and Fundraising.


Chris Grady – Mountview Academy
Dominic Francis & Stella McCabe – MCG Futures
Julian Ward – Southbank Centre

Ask Us Anything About…Technical Careers
Let’s talk technical. Want to know about the nuts and bolts of putting productions on the stage? Our technical panel has decades of collective experience to share. Come along to get advice on Production Management, Stage Management, Lighting and Sound.


Bryan Raven – White Light Ltd
Lee Batty
Bendy Ashfield – Royal Opera House
Jonathan Suffolk – National Theatre

Ask Us Anything About…Creative Careers
All theatre careers are creative! But if you have questions about Directing, writing, design or dramaturgy, then come and talk to our expert panel of creatives.


Justin Nardella
Zoe Lafferty
Malú Ansaldo
Stephen Fewell – The JMK Trust

Ask Us Anything About…Stagecraft
Our fantastic StageCraft panel answer your burning questions about bringing a show to life with Make-Up & Wigs, Set & Props, Scenic Art and Costume.


Carol Lingwood – National Theatre
Talia Jordan
Emma Troubridge – Royal Opera House
Alison Taylor – Mountview Academy