Out of the Spotlight

Meet the people who work behind the scenes to make our onstage magic happen. From costumiers to carpenters create the costumes, props and sets that help bring our shows to life.

Paint Shop

Paint Shop

Out of the Spotlight #8 - 15 March 2019

Meet the skilled artists who put the finishing touches to our scenery with textures, surfaces and fine detail.

Building a god

Building a god

Out of the Spotlight #7 - 12 April 2019

Find out how the incredible moving sculpture of Hymen, the God of Marriage, was designed and built for the current production of As You Like It.

Men's Costume

Men's Costume

Out of the Spotlight #6 - 27 March 2019

We talked to David about the highlights of producing men's costumes for the stage and how he got started at the RSC.

Ladies' Costume

Ladies' Costume

Out of the Spotlight #5 - 13 March 2019

Emily, Helen and Kathrine from the Ladies' Costume team take us through some of their favourite - and most challenging - costumes to date.

Prop Shop

Prop Shop

Out of the Spotlight #4 - 28 February 2019

From severed head to four poster beds - meet the people who make the props you see on our stages.

Armoury

Armoury

Out of the Spotlight #3 - 6 February 2019

Head of Costume Props, Footwear & Armoury, Alan Smith, takes us through some of his favourite creations for our shows.

Costume Effects

Costume Effects

Out of the Spotlight #2 - 23 January 2019

How we create costume effects, including blood-drenched dresses and paint-spattered suits.

Jewellery and Millinery

Jewellery and Millinery

Out of the Spotlight #1 - 16 January 2019

Towering headdresses, crazy crowns and top tips for budding milliners - the challenges and triumphs of our Jewellery and Millinery department.

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