Apply Now: Technical Theatre Programme

Supported by National Theatre Connections

The North Wall exists to provide opportunities for artists, young people and the general public to make and experience art of the highest quality. We have a focus on nurturing talent in young and emerging artists, and removing the barriers that prevent them from achieving meaningful careers in the arts.

We are delighted to be running an open access technical theatre programme for 14 – 18 year olds, with the aim to open up the world of technical theatre to young people and encourage them to consider trying other backstage roles in the theatre industry. This is a vital age for young people before deciding on their next steps after school, and they may not have considered a career or development opportunities within technical theatre before this programme.

Participants in the technical theatre programme will get the chance to work with The North Wall from February – April 2023, in the build up to the Connections Festival (27 – 30 April).

What is Connections?

Connections is the National Theatre‘s annual, nationwide youth theatre festival taking place at venues across the country. It’s a unique celebration of young people, theatre-making and the importance of access to the arts.

Each year, the National Theatre commissions ten new plays for young people to perform, bringing together some of the most exciting writers with the theatre-makers of tomorrow. All Connections commissions are developed with input from young people.

In 2023, The North Wall will be staging 10 performances by young companies across the festival weekend, to celebrate our tenth year of being a partner venue.

What’s involved?

  • Attending a Meet and Greet at The North Wall * 
  • Attending a ‘Technical Theatre Crash Course’ Day at The North Wall Arts Centre * 
  • Attending a Refresher workshop at The North Wall Arts Centre * 
  • Attending Partner Company Home Performances (optional) * 
  • Completing a portfolio of work 
  • Leading on a Connections show and assisting on another over the Connections Festival weekend (27 – 30 April 2023)
  • Gaining technical theatre skills  
  • Gaining confidence in your role in the rehearsal room 

*travel expenses available

Find our more here: NT Technical Programme Info Pack

How To Apply

To apply, complete and return this application form to by 26 January 2023:
Technical Theatre Programme – Application Form 2023

Apply Now: Technical Theatre Programme

Extra information

If you have any questions or need to assistance with completing the application form, please get in touch with our Participation Manager Abie Walton: or 01865 319462

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