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Playbox Theatre
The Dream Factory
Stratford Road
Warwick CV34 6LE
United Kingdom​

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Our weekly Technical Theatre courses allow our members to get hands-on back, above, and in front of stage, with a host of modern technologies.

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Led by Playbox Theatre’s Technical director, these sessions give young people complete access to the workings of a performance venue.

Sessions are based around Playbox’s production activities, with all members of Technical Theatre learning hands-on whilst being part of the show in the weekly sessions and, optionally, during rehearsal and performance periods.

We cover lighting, sound, set building, stage management. Whilst the sessions are focused on technical theatre, members are challenged to build teamwork, leadership, practical, and problem-solving skills that can be applied in other areas.

Workshop Schedule

Warwick
Session Age Day Time
Technical Beginners (13-19 years) Mon 5:30-7:00pm Apply
Technical Advanced (13-19 years) Mon 7:00-8:30pm Apply

Location

The Dream Factory,
Stratford Road,
CV34 6LE

Membership Fees

Season (school term)
£160

Membership of
Playbox includes: -

  • A place in your designated Playbox Theatre Workshop
  • Eligibility to attend appropriate Playbox Theatre auditions
  • Eligibility to participate in annual Starry Night Productions
  • Discounts on Playbox Theatre Holiday Projects
  • Tickets for Playbox Theatre productions (excluding Christmas production)
  • Discounts for special Master Classes
  • Priority information regarding all Playbox Theatre events
  • Twice yearly Arena Magazine and so much More!
Session Age Day Time
Technical Beginners (13-19 years) Mon 5:30-7:00pm Apply
Technical Advanced (13-19 years) Mon 7:00-8:30pm Apply

Location

The Dream Factory,
Stratford Road,
CV34 6LE

Membership Fees

Season (school term)
£160

Membership of
Playbox includes: -

  • A place in your designated Playbox Theatre Workshop
  • Eligibility to attend appropriate Playbox Theatre auditions
  • Eligibility to participate in annual Starry Night Productions
  • Discounts on Playbox Theatre Holiday Projects
  • Tickets for Playbox Theatre productions (excluding Christmas production)
  • Discounts for special Master Classes
  • Priority information regarding all Playbox Theatre events
  • Twice yearly Arena Magazine and so much More!

A place to grow, a place to be, a place to learn and a place to love!”
Claire Thorndike

No previous experience is necessary, but for those with some prior knowledge we use a whole range of industry-standard equipment for learning and in our productions including but not limited to…

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Technical Theatre FAQs

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I don’t have any previous experience, is this OK?
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What areas of technical work will we be exploring?
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Who is the director of Technical Theatre?
Where will the workshops take place?
Are the workshops practical? Will we have the chance to use real theatre equipment?
Will the course help to prepare me for a future career backstage?
Do I need to bring anything with me?
Do I have to attend every week?
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