How do I get into costume for theatre?
Majella would like help getting into costume for theatre
I am interested in a change of career from Arts event manager with a theatre to working in costume and wardrobe, again in theatre. I have worked as a costumer maker in the past, approx 5 years in total but changed to admin and events management. (My training was in Foundation Arts specialising in Costume and then costume maker with professional and community theatre groups).
I have been bitten by the costume 'bug' again following my assisting as costumer on two recent musical theatre productions and enjoyed this very much. My question then is - would you know of any apprenticeships I might apply for, in Northern Ireland preferably? What would be my best way into a career in theatre costume? My theatre does not produce shows.
— Majella Flanagan