TheatreCraft is a FREE and interactive careers event for young people aged 16 to 25.
TheatreCraft 2016 took place on Monday 14 November at the Waldorf Hilton Hotel with workshops and talks happening throughout partnering West End theatres
TheatreCraft is the West End’s biggest careers fair for young people interested in a career in theatre, in any non-performing role. Whether it’s producing, stage management, lighting, sound, costume and set design, marketing, journalism, directing or playwriting you are interested in, there is something for everyone.
At the event young people can gain ideas and understanding of what they can do next to further their interest and/or career, whether that be through training, internships or job opportunities.
Participants take part in workshops and Q&A sessions led by theatre professionals, explore a marketplace packed with more than 60 organisations and receive one-to-one advice from Industry experts.
2016 was TheatreCraft’s 11th event. Since its inception, TheatreCraft has hosted over 300 exhibitors, 500 workshops, 950 one-to-one sessions and had more than 7500 young people through its doors.
Past Ambassadors for the event have included: David Lammy, Janet Suzman, Jonathan Kent, Nica Burns, Phyllida Lloyd, William Dudley, Michael Grandage, Jamie Lloyd, Vicki Featherstone and Indhu Rubasingham
2016 Ambassador Adam Kenwright said:
“TheatreCraft creates a unique and free event, whole-heartedly supported by the industry, for 16-25 year olds so that they may better understand the vast variety of careers that contribute to creating theatre productions. TheatreCraft’s vision allows the next generation of theatre talent to explore the diverse range of opportunities available within our exciting and inspiring field. As someone who first started in the business as a teenager and who has personally worked in the box office, back stage, front of house, publicity, casting, marketing and in production, I am excited and proud to have been chosen to be this year’s Ambassador for TheatreCraft. Helping young people discover the behind the scenes professions that make our great industry thrive is vital to future of theatre. ”
For more information, visit the TheatreCraft website.