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TheatreCraft 2023

Thank you, to all the team from the Royal Opera House and partners for making the event one to remember. Attending this year’s event the team from the University Centre South Essex, joined by the Backstage Centre provided advice and guidance on education, training, and careers in the entertainment industry.

Join us on Saturday 25th November, from 10 am to 12 noon, at our High House Production Park location for our next Open Event. Visit the facilities at the Royal Opera House’s Bob and Tamar Manoukin Costume Construction building, and at the Backstage Centre to meet the team and see these world-class facilities.

Theatre Craft 2023

TheatreCraft is the UK’s largest free careers event for anyone aged 16-30 seeking offstage roles in theatre.

At this year’s event, hundreds attended and took part in practical workshops and talks, they networked with industry professionals in the spectacular marketplace at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London, where they watched incredible demonstrations, and enjoyed backstage tours, and much more.

TheatreCraft23 took place on Monday 20 November 2023 at the Royal Opera House and with support from nearby venues across the West End.

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Attending this year’s event the team from the University Centre South Essex, joined by the Backstage Centre to provide advice and guidance on education, training, and careers in the entertainment industry.

BA (Hons) UAL Costume Construction lecturer Lou Cox, and BA (Hons) UAL Performance lecturer, Lucy Heale.

The day was busy with large numbers of people making enquiries about the adult and degree programmes in costume construction, wigs, hair and make-up, performance, and technical & production training. The team were able to provide advice and demonstrate the range of work the students at UCSE will undertake as they master their skills in readiness for a long career in the industry.

To find out about all the training programmes delivered by the South Essex Colleges Group and the University Centre South Essex, visit the website here.