Live Performance & Theatre is a fast-growing sector in the UK entertainment industry. From pubs and clubs to cruise ships and holiday camps; from schools and community art centres to regional theatres and the national stage. We introduce our students to the many career opportunities in the world of theatre, while highlighting the importance of team-work, organisation, time management, communication, discipline, good people skills and the need for a commitment that is not always rewarded financially. We prepare our students for the challenges of working as a freelance in a highly competitive industry.

We look at the roles and teach the practical skills required for jobs such as:

  • Stage management, theatre technician & stage crew
  • Front of house
  • Theatre marketing & Fund raising
  • Artist agents
  • Producer
  • Director
  • Actor; Singer; Stand-up
  • Set design; Costume design; Hair & Wigs; Props
  • Lighting design; Sound design

We explore the job opportunities across the live performance sector

  • Education
  • Community Arts
  • National & Regional Theatres
  • Touring Companies
  • Leisure & Tourism
  • Arts Administration

In the final week the students will create, produce and promote two live shows.

  • 4-week Programme
  • 15 Students (two classes)
  • Additional qualifications (BTEC; NVQ) are also available
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Young adult offenders often relate to those who have ‘walked in their shoes’, those who have the lived experience of the criminal justice system. The AP Foundation believe that the ex-offender community has an important role to play in resettlement and rehabilitation.

Arts, culture and media programmes are also an effective way of engaging difficult to engage young adult people in productive activities connected with their leisure interests, developing their vocational and transferable employment skills, boosting their employability and reducing re-offending.