Technical Theatre Youth Training Course Assistants

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Location: The Broadway Theatre, Catford Broadway, Catford, SE6 4RU (see map)

Travel: Catford Bridge station. Catford Road / Lewisham Town Hall bus stop.

Start date: 06/01/2020 (ongoing)

What will I be doing?

  • We are seeking volunteers to support our programme of Technical Theatre training courses for young people aged 12 - 18, exploring various areas of backstage work, including theatre lighting, sound, props and design.
  • Technical theatre expertise is not essential for this role. If you have a real interest in what goes on backstage and are passionate about helping young people to achieve their creative potential, we may be looking for you.
  • Volunteers will work closely with LYT’s Technical Programmes Manager to help plan and support workshops exploring various elements of backstage work.
  • You may participate in warm-up games, work with small groups to support them to complete tasks, and provide one-to-one support for participants with additional needs.
images of young people working backstage in theatre

images of young people working backstage in theatre

What impact will this have?

  • You will be helping to nurture and inspire young people's voices, helping them to develop enduring and transferable skills that lead to increased life chances and long term well -being.
  • Lewisham Youth Theatre (LYT) is a registered Charity based at the Broadway Theatre in Catford which has delivered free participatory drama and performance projects with young people aged 3 -24 who live or learn in Lewisham since 1987.
  • We bring young people together from across the Lewisham community to create outstanding theatre in an environment of high expectations and collaboration.

When are you needed?

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Commitment

  • What is the Commitment? - Weekly 2 hour sessions, for either 5 or 12 weeks.

Expenses

  • LYT provides out -of -pocket expenses of up to £5 per 1/2 day session, and up to £10 for full -day session.

Background checks

  • A DBS check is required

About the organisation:

Additional Information

What skills will be useful?
  • Interpersonal
What skills can I gain?
  • Creative
  • Interpersonal
  • Practical

Location

The Broadway Theatre, Catford Broadway, Catford, SE6 4RU

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