Three free programmes will be held around Salford to help teenagers with an interest in non-performing elements of making theatre.

The beginners level programmes, Digital Arts, Design and Fabrications and Technical Theatre, are for Salford teenagers. 

Stage Directions Producer, Steph Green said “Each group has 15 places. Each group will have over 40 hours of contact time with professionals from each specialism,”.

Stage Directions, a city wide arts programme, is funded by Arts Council England and Department of Media, Culture and Sport, and is hosting the three ‘Off-Stage Ensembles’.

Steph said: “Whilst lots of people know that you can become an actor or singer etc, less young people are aware of how to access other parts of the theatre industry like design and technical.

Salford teenagers will be upskilled for jobs and opportunities that are on their doorstep.”

Which course is best for you?

The Digital Arts course targets aspiring film makers and editors, starting 26 February 2020 it will take place at New Adelphi at the University of Salford.

The Design and Fabrication course targets those with an interest in costume design, set building and prop making, starting 3 March 2020 at Walk the Plank, Cobden Mill.

The Technical Theatre course provides insight into lighting, sound, video and stagecraft, starting 24 February at Pendleton College in partnership with the Lowry.


These courses are set to run again next academic year, along with a Young Producers Ensemble.

For more information about these groups, email them directly at

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