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Stage Management Summer School < back

Aims of the Course

This one week course is based around one play and is equally suited to those with some Stage Management wishing to improve or extend their skills, as well as to those with limited experience, wishing to explore the work of the Stage Management Team and the production process. The programme will, therefore, prove invaluable to those wishing to take their first steps into the profession or for those applying to related courses, as well as those keen to improve the stage management in their individual societies.

The course aims to enable each student to gain an understanding of the procedures and practice of the professional theatrical world in a fun an engaging way.

Course Content
The course will include sessions covering:

- Roles and responsibilities
- Production planning and scheduling
- Interpreting drawings and “Marking Out”
- Organisation - paperwork and forms
- Prompt Copy and cueing techniques
- Resource management / running the “Tec”

The course is delivered in a light hearted but informative style, and requires a lot of sharing and input from the participants to get the most out of the week. 

Course Director

Mark Shayle is a graduate of the Central School of Speech and Drama. He has worked extensively in the theatre and corporate sectors, for many years as a freelance Stage, Company, Production & General Manager.

He is a former Course Director of the LAMDA Stage Management and Technical Theatre training. Currently he is works as the senior production manager for M4 Ltd. He combines freelancing with Stage Management lecturing, supervision and seminar work, and is a regular member of the Rose Bruford team.

Production Management


One week

Term Start

21 July 2014 – 25 July 2014

Entry Requirements

Excellent for those preparing to go to Drama School or wishing to build on prior experience.

How to Apply

To book visit:

Contact the College on:
+44 (0)20 8308 2658
or email:
Students applying and paying the £100 deposit before 31 March 2014 will pay the Early Bird Fees

Early Bird Fees
Residential £440 (includes £100 deposit)
Non-Residential £335 (includes £100 deposit)

2014 Fees for those who apply after 31 March 2014
Residential £500 (includes £100 deposit)
Non-Residential £395 (includes £100 deposit)