The Technical Theatre department at Guildhall School has long been recognised as providing some of the most innovative vocational theatre training in the UK and beyond.
BA (Hons) Technical Theatre Arts programme
- Costume Supervision pathway
- Stage Management pathway
- Design Realisation pathway (scenic art, scenic construction and prop-making)
- Theatre Technology pathway (sound, lighting, stage technology)
With the opening of Milton Court, the School boasts technical and performance facilities which are among the best in the world. The teaching, meanwhile, is practical and production-based; students work on public productions with professional directors, designers and conductors participating in the creation of acclaimed dramas, musicals and operas.
Guildhall School has five professional-standard performance venues with state-of-the-art equipment. These allow our programmes to keep in line with current practice and new theatre technology. Students use the School’s on-site theatres, rehearsal rooms, workshops and costume department to collaborate on major productions and a range of smaller projects and events.
Preparing you for industry
Course programmes have been designed to involve you completely in the complex art of theatre and live performance. They bring together writers, designers, actors, musicians, composers, choreographers, technicians and administrators to achieve fully professional production values. Your training will provide you with a firm practical knowledge of theatre crafts and managerial skills and prepare you for professional life in the theatre and live performance industry.
In Technical Theatre, as in our other departments, we break down traditional boundaries and challenge convention, giving you the chance to work with students from other art forms. If you join us as an undergraduate, you will work with students on the Acting and Music programmes during the first-year workshop project. And each year, our facilities are handed over to students for an entire day of informal showcases as part of the annual Guildhall Festival. On this day, students from all disciplines come together to display their creative talents.