Stage Management Summer School

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About this course


1 week

Term Start

July 2019

Entry Requirements

Applications are welcome from those aged 18+. Candidates should actively enjoy all aspects of theatre, be motivated, enthusiastic and prepared to devote time to the study of stage management.

A week long condensed introduction to Stage Management for Theatre.

If you want to enhance existing skills as a Stage Manager, are thinking or going to Uni, career swapping,  or have been put off attempting to manage your amateur society production in the past, this is the course for you!

In a fun packed week, we will cover all the basic information progressing through to professional level skills to giving you the knowledge to confidentially undertake the role of Stage Manager or Show Caller, be it at your local amateur society, or as a basis for further training or progression into the industry.

In a series of seminars the course will cover many of the techniques of stage management, from the classic skills of prop management to an overview of the production process, from marking out to team dynamics. This course is primarily taught in a classroom environment with practical sessions undertaken in our on site studio spaces.

Why choose this course?

Some of the topics covered in this jam packed week include:

  • Who's Who - Roles and responsibilities
  • Jargon busting!
  • Reading a Plan / Marking Out
  • The Production Process focusing on Production Management
  • Managing "the process" / Schedules
  • The Prompt Copy / "calling" the show
  • Cueing
  • Running a Technical rehearsal

Also suitable for directors and producers who want to gain knowledge of the nuts and bolts of putting on a show to enhance future productions.

The course is delivered by Mark Shayle, experienced Stage, Production and General Manager, former Head of Stage Management training at LAMDA, and regular trainer at Rose Bruford college. Mark draws upon his decades of stage management experience to deliver in a fast, funny and engaging way this full on training week.

Fee and Application Information


This course is delivered over one week of intensive full-time training (30+ hours) at our Sidcup campus. 

How to Apply

Please click here to register your interest.  

Course Fees  

Course and accommodation fees will be confirmed in Autumn 2018. 

Bruford College alumni – contact us for further information

Related Information

“I learnt everything I came to learn. The teaching was amazing. The content always interesting and I made new friends.”
2015 Stage Management student

“This course really helped me understand what a stage manager does, giving a massive insight into what the industry is about”
2015 Stage Management Student