16 Job profiles in total for Production

Kes Hayfer and Simeon Tachev,	carpenters at Shakespeare Globe Theatre.


Carpenters and joiners in the theatre & dance sector and crafts sector work with wood. They work in theatres or in workshops. In the theatre & dance sector, they specifically make, fit or repair scenery and props that are part of a play or show.

Dance teachers educate and instruct dance.

Dance teacher

Dance teachers educate and instruct on different forms of dance. They work with individuals and groups of all ages and abilities to help them learn dance practices.

Benjamin Cook and Peta Cook, swing dancers, Swingcopation.


Dance is a term for describing ways of using the body to tell stories, interpret music and express emotion. Some dance forms require an intense training starting from an early age; others can be learned later.

The director comes up with the 'vision' for a production.


Theatre directors take responsibility for the overall creative production of plays.

Gwaith goleuo

Mae arbenigwyr goleuo yn hanfodol i’r theatr. Gall eu gwaith gynnwys dylunio, gweithredu rigiau goleuadau a gofalu am offer.

Writing for theatre requires you to create the essentials of the play.


The playwright or dramatist is the author of a production, the writer or adapter of the original play. Often they work alone, but sometimes they also collaborate with a director and the cast.

Rheolwr Llwyfan

Mae rheolwyr llwyfan yn cydlynu pob agwedd ar gynhyrchiad theatr neu ddigwyddiad, gan gynnwys actorion, staff technegol, propiau, setiau a gwisgoedd. Maent yn sicrhau bod technegwyr a pherfformwyr yn y lle cywir ar yr adeg gywir, yn barod i wneud eu rhan.

Michael Cobb, AV engineer, Firefly Audio Visual.

Sound engineer

Sound engineers work in the theatre & dance sector to handle all aspects of a productions sound. They ensure that speech, music and sound effects can be heard to the best effect in a theatre production.

Junior Alli, sound technician.

Sound technician

Sound technicians ensure that the best sound possible is available in a variety of venues for performances. They prepare, operate and maintain technical equipment to amplify, enhance, mix or reproduce sound. They work in recording studios, films, radio and television programmes (on set or location) and live performances, including theatre, music and dance.

Special effects

Special effects and pyrotechnics staff are responsible for special effects and pyrotechnics required as part of a production. In some shows, for example using magic, special effects may be an integral part of an act.

Simeon Tachev is a carpenter at the Shakespeare Globe Theatre

Stage designer

Stage designers are responsible for designing stage settings for productions. This can range from single scene dramas, to complex scenery and scene changes required by major productions.

As a stage manager, you're in charge of making sure that every physical part of the show.

Stage manager

Stage managers coordinate all aspects of a theatre production or event, including actors, technical staff, props, scenery and costumes. They make sure technicians and performers alike are in the right place at the right time and ready to meet their cues.

Technegydd Sain

Mae technegwyr sain yn sicrhau bod y sain orau bosib ar gael mewn gwahanol leoliadau ar gyfer perfformiadau. Maent yn paratoi, gweithredu a chynnal a chadw offer technegol sy’n gallu chwyddo, gwella, cymysgu neu gopïo sain. Maent yn gweithio mewn stiwdios recordio, ar ffilmiau, ar raglenni radio a theledu (ar set neu mewn lleoliad penodol) ac ar berfformiadau byw – gan gynnwys perfformiadau theatr, cerddoriaeth a dawns.

Technical manager

A technical manager in the theatre & dance sector coordinates a production's technical staff. This could include the set making staff, lighting staff and props making staff.

Mansoor Mir, actor/director.

Theatre director

A theatre director co-ordinates all aspects of a theatrical production for the stage. They work from the production stages and rehearsals through to the final performance.

Hannah Lobelson, wardrobe manager at Shakespeare's Globe.

Wardrobe assistant

Wardrobe assistants work to provide support with costumes and accessories. Performances like plays and musicals rely on a strong wardrobe team to make the production look credible.

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