Earlier this month, around 150 primary school students got the chance to go find out all about jobs and making theatre at Nottingham Playhouse as part of Inspiring Future Theatre, a UK-wide campaign to introduce young people from all backgrounds to the huge range of offstage theatre careers available.
The students watched an extract from a production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream currently running at Nottingham Playhouse until Saturday, and enjoyed a Q&A with cast members and workshops finding out about backstage departments integral to the show, including stage management, participation and scenic painting. The day also included theatre games and a careers talk from the Nottingham Playhouse production manager and Chief Executive.
Inspiring Future Theatre, a joint initiative by Society of London Theatre (SOLT), UK Theatre and Education & Employers, was launched in 2018 to nurture new generations of theatre-makers and audiences from school age, connecting schools with their local theatres.
Inspiring the Future is a campaign across all sectors and they are always looking for new volunteers to speak in schools about their careers. More information on becoming an Inspiring the Future ambassador is available at www.inspiringthefuture.org