Together with the School for Wise Children, we are throwing open our doors to anyone interested in pursuing a career in backstage theatre.

The three-day course is for adults aged 18+.

Apply by 28 April to take part from 7 to 9 May 2024.



Join us for a three-day technical training programme, 7-9 May 2024 in Stratford-upon-Avon, including:

  • Bespoke workshops from Lighting, Sound, Stage Management & Running Wardrobe, exploring the design and technical set-up of The Buddha of Suburbia
  • A technical tour and careers advice from technical professionals
  • A chance to see The Buddha of Suburbia on Wednesday 8 May


This is a free opportunity with an application process. 

We are committed to cultivating a diverse and inclusive workplace culture, and welcome and encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds, identities and lived experiences. We particularly welcome applications from those from underrepresented backgrounds in the arts, or those who face financial barriers to the industry.


Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis from receipt of application. You can either present in the format of written answers (max. 200 words) or via audio note (max. five minutes).

Please submit your answers to the following questions to

  • Why would you like to apply for the opportunity and what would you bring to the programme?
  • Tell us about a piece of theatre, film or television that you’ve seen that inspired you and why?

Deadline for applications is midnight on 28 April 2024

We look forward to hearing from you!


If you have any queries regarding the programme, including about support with travel or accommodation please contact