Last year I volunteered at the incredible careers event organised by the fabulous people at TheatreCraft. They offer budding theatre professionals, aged 16-25 an amazing day, jam-packed with seminars, advice stations, workshops and one-to-ones with professionals.
It’s aimed at those hoping to be the next set designers, costume makers, stunt organisers, lighting technicians, marketers and producers… and many more. You could be making glass elevators fly, stitching Benedict Cumberbatch’s coat or tweeting about the latest West End shows, and TheatreCraft places all of those industry know-how people under one roof so you can find out more, learn about opportunities and network.
This year the event has a brand new venue at the Waldorf Hilton Hotel and will take place on 14th November. TheatreCraft has also announced Ambassador Theatre Group’s recently appointed Executive Vice President, Adam Kenwright, as the TheatreCraft 2016 Ambassador.
Commenting on this year’s event, TheatreCraft Ambassador Adam Kenwright said:
“TheatreCraft creates a unique and free event, whole-heartedly supported by the industry, for 16-25 year olds so that they may better understand the vast variety of careers that contribute to creating theatre productions. TheatreCraft’s vision allows the next generation of theatre talent to explore the diverse range of opportunities available within our exciting and inspiring field. As someone who first started in the business as a teenager and who has personally worked in the box office, back stage, front of house, publicity, casting, marketing and in production, I am excited and proud to have been chosen to be this year’s Ambassador for TheatreCraft. Helping young people discover the behind the scenes professions that make our great industry thrive is vital to the future of theatre. ”
A whopping 1,000 people attended TheatreCraft last year taking part in over 75 workshops delivered by skilled theatre professionals and engaging with 64 theatres and organisations in the marketplace, making it the most successful event to date.
I attended a couple myself, and I couldn’t think of a better opportunity to those seeking a career beyond the stage.
Date: Monday 14 November 2016
Venue: Waldorf Hilton Hotel, Aldwych, London WC2B 4DD