Working in theatre isn’t always about standing in front of an audience or learning lines. There are many people working in vastly different roles to bring performers to the stage. This Autumn, the National Theatre of Scotland opened its doors to secondary school pupils to allow them to learn about careers within the arts and discover what skills are required to get them there.
Ten secondary schools joined National Theatre of Scotland staff across two sessions “Journeys to a Dream Job” and “Theatre Insights” both supported by Aberdeen Standard Investments as part of the Creative Futures Strand.
Pupils had a rummage through the Company’s costume store discovering all the weird and wonderful outfits that have donned the stages of Scotland and came face to face with hundreds and maybe thousands of cables in technical department.
As well as understanding the variety of roles that make a theatre company, pupils also heard from National Theatre of Scotland staff to learn about the paths that brought them towards working in theatre.