Comedian Shazia Mirza offers advice for aspiring performers.
Three education practitioners from Shakespeare's Globe, Chatsworth House and Derry Tower Museum spoke about their career journeys, and why an arts organisation's education department is a valuable asset.
The National Youth Theatre focuses on the social and creative development of young people. They provide workshops and training for performance and stage production. Artistic Director Paul Roseby spoke to Choices.
Live music is a key part of musical theatre. But tighter budgets can mean reduced band sizes, or even the automation of music altogether. 3 tips for breaking into musical theatre:
Theatre would be nothing without people working behind the scenes to bring it alive. Chichester Youth Theatre teaches young people the skills they need to work backstage.
Xander Hough is a Human Resources Advisor at the Barbican Centre, working to support recruitment and internships. He gave advice on how to find employment in an arts centre.
Between rigs, fresnels and gobos, stage lighting can seem endlessly complex to those of us starting out. We’d be lying if we said it was simple, but that doesn’t mean you need ‘expert’ status in order to effectively light a dramatic scene or performance.
Isabel Murphy used her passion for opera after university to help artists, members and staff prepare for tours. She spoke about her career and how she shaped Welsh National Opera's artistic direction.
Sara Tyndall is a make-up artist and wigs mistress in London's West End. She has worked for Mamma Mia, Beauty and the Beast, and is now Head of Wigs and Make-Up for The Lion King.
Maya Levy is an actor, singer-songwriter and pianist. She is also artistic director of the Open Arts Café evenings, where artists present original work to a supportive audience.
Jacqui Papay is a senior performer with the internationally-renowned Natural Theatre Company in Bath. She performs visually engaging comic scenarios in a wide range of outdoor venues, UK and abroad.
Andy Field is co-director of Forest Fringe, an independent mini-festival that takes place during the Edinburgh Fringe. He spoke to Creative Choices about striking out on your own.
Starting out as an actor? Martha Shephard of To Be Seen, an online audition resource for actors, discusses how to get the part and avoid common audition mistakes.
Bruno Poet is an award-winning lighting designer who has worked extensively with theatre and opera companies all over the world.
Sayan Kent describes how Kali Theatre Company helped bring her play to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and the support they provide for Asian women playwrights.
Derek Halligan started his performing career as a touring singer with a band called Luigi Krum and the Kumbaks. He moved into theatre in the 1970s as has performed on stage, television and film.
Matt Selby is a casting director with Belinda Norcliffe Casting. He has advice on how to prepare for commercial auditions, with five quick tips to take away.
The role of stage manager is a busy and challenging one. Laura Flowers was Resident Stage Manager at the Almeida Theatre, and explains how she got into stage management.
Fay Fullerton is Head of Production Costume at The Royal Opera House. She describes how she got into the industry, with advice for people wanting to get into costume careers.
Guy Kean is an actors’ agent at Mrs Jordan Associates. He spoke about how he got started and the daily trials of his business.
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