house: Opportunities

assistant maker, theatre royal plymouth 18 December 2018

Posted: 18/09/2018 11:27
Salary: £8.73 per hour
Location: Theatre Royal Plymouth, Royal Parade
Level: Non-Managerial
Deadline: 18/12/2018 23:59
Hours: 0.00
Benefits: Great ticket offers and discounts with many local businesses
TR2 Production and Learning Centre is the Theatre Royal Plymouth’s purpose built workshop facility based in Cattedown, Plymouth. Since opening in 2003, TR2 has provided state of the art workshop facilities for the creation of scenery, props and costumes for a global theatre industry.

TR2’s extensive engineering, timber fabrication and assembly facilities can support the simultaneous construction of two full-scale productions. The workshop and its construction team are pivotal to this activity taking design concepts through to technical solutions.

The post holder will work as part of the workshop team in the realisation and production of theatre scenery. They will have a basic understanding of either carpentry or steel fabrication and will be able to work under direction from technical drawings as well as assistant makers and freelancers in more complicated builds.

As we continue to diversify beyond theatre scenery, exciting opportunities to work in exhibition and site-specific art installations are developing, requiring an enthused attitude to constructing work of a non-theatre nature.

The role will involve extensive collaboration with other workshop staff, draughtspersons and managers. They will also need to have a pro-active approach to working hours and overtime.

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christmas commissioning opportunities, the spring arts and heritage centre d/l 14 December 2018

About The Spring
The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre is a small place where big things happen. Our vibrant events and activities help make Havant, Hampshire and the surrounding region a better place to live.
The Spring is a combined arts and heritage centre based in Havant in south east Hampshire.
As well as the vibrant and ambitious programme of performances, workshops and exhibitions that take place within the venue we present events and activities right across the borough of Havant, engaging up to 40,000 people each year in community activities.
The Spring is part of Arts Council England’s National Portfolio.
For the last three years we have been building an audience for family shows at Christmas and would like to co-commission or the support the re-staging of a Christmas production for families in our region.
For more information about The Spring please visit our website at

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artsdepot Community Champion (6 month fixed term contract)

The Community Champion will help us reach out to our communities, understand their needs, build relationships and signpost to our activities. They will be an external face of artsdepot and will seek out new opportunities and resources that can evolve our community engagement ambitions. The post-holder/s must be confident at public speaking, networking and meeting new people.

For further information, please download the Job Description on our website.

To apply, please return the completed Application Form and Equal Opportunity Form via email to, or posted to Recruitment, artsdepot, 5 Nether Street, Tally Ho Corner, North Finchley, N12 0GA.

artsdepot strives to be an equal opportunities employer.

We are unable to respond to every application. If you do not hear from us, please assume your application has been unsuccessful.

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TheatreXR: a new immersive technology training programme, the Old Market

Immersive technology offers artists a new medium with which to engage audiences. Virtual, augmented and mixed reality applications span much further than games or film, offering audiences a new level of immersion, presence and agency.
These new tools have a lot to offer to artists, but the reciprocal is also true. Live arts, such as theatre, are perhaps the best placed to help move the medium forward, bringing expertise in storytelling (and story ’doing’), innovation in narrative structures and audience emotional manipulation. However, the tools required for this work are rather different to stagecraft – this new training programme starts to address that.

TOMtech, a cutting edge programme supporting artists and emerging technologies announced today, the launch of TheatreXR, an immersive technology training course specifically designed for theatre makers to understand and create digital immersive products.

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call for presenters and promoters, Surf the Wave

Surf the Wave is an ambitious programme to create a step change in how the UK showcases dance and extends and strengthens tours for artists and companies. It has emerged from the National Dance Network and is supported by the Showcasing Strategy Working Group.

PDSW is hosting Surf the Wave between 2017 and 2020. It starts with an eighteen-month programme (October 2017 to May 2019) of talent development and artist support involving artists, producers and promoters (including those new to dance) around the country.

Then there is the UK Dance Showcase itself, which will run from 16-19 May 2019. After the Showcase, there will be a year’s programme of touring and development support to help realize tour bookings and strengthen artist/promoter relationships stemming from the Showcase.

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MA Directing Circus, Bath Spa University by Circomedia

Launched in September of last year, this is the first Masters course of its kind anywhere in the world. It was developed to address a recognised need across the global circus community to create and support a new kind of performance director – one who is aware of the possibilities and limitations of using circus in an artistic context. Our inaugural cohort have been working with Bim Mason, Circomedia’s Artistic and Education Director, as well as other Circomedia staff and industry professionals such as Charlotte Mooney of Ockham’s Razor and Sean Gandini. In December the MA students worked with the Year 1 Degree students on Circomedia’s first collaborative show.

We will be hosting an Open Evening for the MA on Thursday 1st March at Portland Square for anyone interested in applying. There will be the opportunity to talk with Bim and ask lots of questions about the course, before watching Alula Cyr’s performance of Hyena and then taking part in a discussion with Bim and the cast about directing circus. The event will begin at 6.15pm, if you or anyone you know would like to attend then please email

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ITC Arts Training Timetable

These training courses are designed to provide you with the toolkit of essential skills and specialist knowledge needed to run a performing arts company successfully.

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