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Our Boys join Chichester Festival Technical Youth Theatre!

We have arranged for Slindon College boys to join Chichester Festival Theatre's Technical Youth Theatre!

Our Drama department understands that everyone is creative in different ways, which is why our Drama Teacher, Mr Bentley-Angell has arranged students in Year 10 + to join the professional technical team at the famous Chichester Festival Youth Theatre on Wednesday evenings after school. This is being trialled with our Boarders, but will hopefully be open to all Day Boys in Year 10+ in September!

Technical Youth Theatre is a chance to explore what life behind the scenes is like. Members spend their time exploring all the practical, technical and creative elements that go into putting on theatrical shows. With membership of Technical Youth Theatre there are also opportunities to work on Youth Theatre productions, often housed in Chichester Festival Theatre!

Topics covered are:

  • Stage management & backstage work
  • Script analysis
  • Set design, scale drawing and model box making
  • Prop making & management
  • Lighting design and use of technical equipment
  • Sound
  • Costume making & wardrobe management
  • Stage makeup
  • Puppet making & puppeteering
  • Stage fighting & weaponry
  • Mask making
  • Pyrotechnics
  • Stage craft & health and safety

Not to mention, this is a great social experience for the pupils, who can interact with other boys and girls of their own age in a safe environment, outside the school setting!

Members will also work toward achieving an Arts Award. They embed the Arts Award qualification into the Technical Youth Theatre programme depending on the level of commitment and enthusiasm; members will achieve either a Bronze, Silver or Gold Arts Award by then end of 2 years.  

A huge thank you to Head of Boarding Miss Tandy Watson for her support on this!

See for more information.

To see what is on at Chichester Festival Theatre, click here!