Workshop Mon 7 August 2023

Theatre Bootcamp


Are you a young person age 12 - 16 interested in a career in theatre? Join us for a week long crash course in how theatre magic gets made and make a bit of your own!

Participants will work closely with theatre staff to create their own theatre event to share at the end of the week. From working with creatives to develop their idea, to liaising with marketing and box office to sell the event and finally working with technical and front of house to make sure it all comes off without a hitch. 

You’ll get a chance to get valuable work experience in a real theatre while having fun and making new friends!

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Mon 7 August 2023


Main House





Age guidance

12 - 16 years


A week-long crash course in creating, making, selling and performing in a show. The week will be an amazing experience for anyone interested in theatre and all participants will receive an Arts Award as part of the experience which is a recognised qualification with Trinity College London.

Day 1
We’ll kick start the week with a backstage tour of the theatre, meeting many of the theatre team and artists you'll be working. Then the brainstorming begins, working as a group we’ll come up with an idea for our show and start to make decisions about what it might look and sound like.

Day 2
We'll work together to split into teams - who wants to perform? Direct? Who wants to run the sound or special effects? Who wants to help sell the show to an audience? Everyone will get a role which fits their interests and expertise.

Day 3
We will work hard to develop our short show, working with professional theatre and movement experts to perfect our product. Practice makes perfect!

Day 4
We’ll work with the technical department to ensure we have all sound, lighting and effects nailed down. The marketing team will also think of strategies to get people to our show - online, print, a pop-up street preview?

Day 5
Show time! It’s time to debut our show outside on our Courtyard Stage, first as a curtain raiser to the popular Dinky Disco: Festival Style! event in the morning and then a second performance for friends, family and passing audience that afternoon!

Kirklees Passport

Kirklees Passport holder price: £35. To book onto the workshop, contact us here or visit our Box Office in-person. 

Click here to find out more about our Kirklees Passport discounted tickets.  

Bursary places

We offer bursary places to young people if cost is a barrier to taking part. We are happy to support if we can, please get in touch with Rebecca at to find out more.

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