Workshops and Talks

Before you book your place on a workshop or talk at TheatreCraft, on Monday 19 November 2018, read this important information:

  • You must be logged in to book. If you haven’t registered for TheatreCraft 2018, do that here.
  • You can book up to 2 workshops, 2 panel talks (Ask Us Anything Panel / Super Panel) and the Ambassador Panel.
  • If you have any access requirements, please contact us directly at
  • Plan your day before you book – there are loads of opportunities, lots of places and a great range of activities to appeal to all interests. Make sure that the sessions you book don’t clash with each other, you can’t be in two places at one, obviously.
  • Don’t forget to leave time to explore the Marketplace, full of the UK’s leading theatres and arts education providers, to have one to one conversation about careers in theatre and the opportunities they offer.
  • When you have booked onto a session you will receive a confirmation email for that workshop or talk.
  • If you can no longer attend the day, or a particular session, don’t forget to cancel your place on each individual session (follow the easy instructions in the confirmation email). There’s no point stopping someone else from taking your place.
  • If the workshop you want to book for has already sold out, never fear! You’ll still have an opportunity to book on to additional workshops on the day at our Info Desk in the Waldorf Hilton Hotel Marketplace.

10:30 AM A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Royal Opera House Costume Revival Workroom
10:30 AM An Introduction to Arts Education and Participation
10:30 AM An Introduction to Theatre Photography
10:30 AM Circus and Outdoor Performance; Working with Extraordinary Bodies
10:30 AM First Impressions Matter: Crafting Your CV and Online Presence
10:30 AM How To Write a Musical
10:30 AM Introduction to Dramaturgy: Telling Big Stories for New Audiences
10:30 AM Marketing a Show
10:30 AM Producing New Work
10:30 AM Stage Management and the Production Process
10:30 AM Super Panel: Technical Careers
10:30 AM Top Tips for Young Directors
10:30 AM Touring Theatre with Paines Plough
11:30 AM The Art of Networking
11:45 AM An Introduction to Theatre Journalism and Theatre Criticism
11:45 AM Bland or Brand: How Marketing Can Make a Show a Five Star Hit
11:45 AM Fight Direction
11:45 AM How to be a Theatre Producer; Off West End to West End & Everything In-between
11:45 AM Keep Calm and Get the Job: The World of the Casting Director
11:45 AM PR in the Digital Age: Publicising Your Work in Print and Online Media
11:45 AM Set and Costume Design for the Stage
11:45 AM Stage Lighting: Using Illumination To Tell Stories
11:45 AM Super Panel: Fundraising and Financing
11:45 AM The Role of the Musical Director
11:45 AM Theatre Management; Just When You Think You’ve Seen It All…
12:30 PM Presenting Design Portfolios
1:00 PM Agenting 101
1:00 PM Arming the Stage
1:00 PM Devising and Physicality with Frantic Assembly
1:00 PM How to Pitch Yourself, Your Work and Make It Happen
1:00 PM Immersive Theatre: From Conception to Realisation
1:00 PM Introduction to Playwriting
1:00 PM Lighting a New Musical
1:00 PM Super Panel: Marketing and PR
1:00 PM The Wonderful World of Props
1:00 PM Video Design for Live Performance – The World is your Canvas
1:00 PM What Exactly Does a Literary Department Do?
1:15 PM Ask Us Anything: What is Arts Management and Theatre Administration?
1:15 PM Technical Tour Behind-the-Scenes at The Lion King
1:30 PM #BrandingCreatives: Defining Your Personal Brand and How to Use It
2:00 PM Ask Us Anything Panel: How Can I Set Up a Theatre Company?
2:00 PM Technical Tour Behind-the-Scenes at The Lion King
2:15 PM An Introduction to Stage Management and Showcalling
2:15 PM Automation in the West End
2:15 PM Delve into Directing with the National Youth Theatre and Writer/Director Josh Azouz
2:15 PM Life as a Scenic Artist
2:15 PM Make-Up For the Stage With Disney’s Aladdin
2:15 PM Sound Design; Creating a World Around a Play
2:15 PM Staging a Theatre Festival
2:15 PM Super Panel: Producing
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