Stage Lighting

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Stage Lighting

Key information:

Course dates:
Mon 24 July – Fri 28 July 2023
Course times:
10am–5pm
Age:
16+
Art form:
Production Arts
Fees:
£565
Deadline:
5pm, Sunday 9 July 2023
Level of study:
Short Courses & Summer Schools (ages 18+) | Short Courses & Summer Schools, Workshops & Saturday Centres (ages 4-18)
Mode of study:
In-person
Venue:
Guildhall School of Music & Drama
When:
Summer

Course info

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  • Spaces are limited so early booking is encouraged.
  • Bookings will close at 5pm on Sunday 9 July 2023 or when the course reaches full capacity.
  • Please note that accommodation in Sundial Court isn't available in 2023

Ages 16+

Course Dates & Times

Monday 24 July – Friday 28 July 2023
10am–5pm

About Stage Lighting

This five-day course introduces you to the work of an electrics department in the theatre industry and its accessories, including lamps, lenses, lanterns and luminaires. You will get hands-on experience rigging and focusing lanterns, as well as guidance on how to interpret a lighting plan.

Who is the course for?

Anyone with an interest in lighting and its use in a theatrical or narrative context.

What can I expect?

The course covers:

  • Safe working and electrical theory, including a practical plug wiring exercise
  • Basic fault finding
  • Use of DMX to control dimmers, moving lights, scrollers, etc.
  • Advice on how to prepare for a show
  • Advice on how to control lights using manual and memory desks

There will also be a tour of the backstage areas of Guildhall's performance spaces to demonstrate how to resource a producing venue.

"Do the course! It's fun and very educational."

– Participant on Stage Lighting, 2022

Course Fee

£565

Participation Bursaries are available for this course (Please note the application deadline for participation bursaries is 12 June 2023.)

Book Now
  • Spaces are limited so early booking is encouraged.
  • Bookings will close at 5pm on Sunday 9 July 2023 or when the course reaches full capacity.
  • Please note that accommodation in Sundial Court isn't available in 2023

Eligibility

About the Course Tutor

The course is taught by Nick Peel.

Nick started working in lighting while he was a student at the University of Sheffield. He worked in the West End as a fully-fledged lampy and fringe lighting designer and as part of the lighting team in The Pit at the Barbican for several years.

After interludes on tour and at the Mermaid Theatre he ended up as a lighting supervisor with the Barbican International Theatre Event. He has been teaching lighting design and technology at Guildhall School since 2000 and lives in South London where he writes and competes in pub quizzes.

He designs lighting for shows at Guildhall and in other venues, and enjoys working with students of all ages on education projects within and outside of the School.

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