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Secondary school pupils taking part in Creative Choices at the National Theatre

Eleanor Philpot

National Theatre to take part in Creative Careers Week

5:43, 6th November 2019

The National Theatre is among several institutions to be taking part in the week-long initiative that will introduce young people to the creative industries.

Backed by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport, initiative Discover! Creative Careers Week will run from 18 – 22 November, and will see 40,000 young people from around the country aged 11+  invited to take part in events that will provide them with a glimpse into the creative industries.

On Wednesday 20 November, the National Theatre will be welcoming 130 state secondary school students from across London into the theatre to take part in demonstrations, workshops and hands-on activities. Focusing on lighting, sound, set-design, prop-making, stage management and costume, the sessions will be lead by industry professionals. The sessions on offer will include: a stage management and technical demonstration on the set of The Antipodes, creating blood bags with the Wigs, Hair and Make-Up team, building sound boards with the NT’s Head of Sound and many more.

Rufus Norris, Director of the National Theatre says: ‘As the National Theatre, we have a responsibility to do all we can to inspire new talent in theatre and across the arts sector. There are so many talented individuals across many different departments that are vital to the running of a theatre so by taking part in Discover! Creative Careers Week we hope to make careers in the creative sector more accessible to a wider range of people and keep inspiring the next generation of creative talent.’

Disover! Creative careers Week will also see the National Theatre introducing local primary schools to theatre making and the backstage world through their Make Theatre Days.

Information on how to get your students started in creative industries can be found here

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