Course overview

If you are aware that there is a whole world behind the proscenium arch (and you don’t know what that is!) but you enjoy a visit to see live theatre then this course is for you. We will look at all aspects of the theatre experience from knowing the right slang to use to the best places to sit! The course will also cover aspects of theatre design and staging, to considering the roles of the people who work in the theatre and how a show goes from page to stage.

Course description

There is sometimes a mystique that goes along with a live theatre performance; it is a very ancient and international art form. This can sometimes be daunting for audience members; you may feel that there is a secret world that other people in the audience know all about. This course is for anyone who wants to break the theatre code, to know their stage left from their “vom” or their Naturalism from their Theatre of the Absurd and who would really like to feel fully informed about what it is that you are looking at. Through the weeks we look at the layout of the theatre, touching on some of superstitions that surround it. We’ll look at classic examples of the different genres and give good advice about how to make your visit to the theatre unique, informed and positive. You will have the chance too, to share your own theatre visiting experiences and hopefully you have had the confidence to go to the theatre during the course with the support of your tutor. Depending on available opportunity we may even share a theatrical experience as part of your development as a member of an audience. See you at the half!

What financial support is available?

We don't want anything to stand in your way when it comes to bringing Adult learning within reach so if you need anything to support you to achieve your goals then speak to one of our education experts during your enrolment journey. Most of our courses are government funded but if you don't qualify or need alternative financial help to access them then let us know.

What other support is available?

All of our digital content, teaching and learning activities and assessments are designed to be accessible so if you need any additional support you can discuss this with the education experts during your enrolment journey and we will do all we can to make sure you have optimal access.

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