Stage Management Summer School

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About this course


1 week

Term Start

Monday 27 July to Friday 31 July 2020 (5 days)

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.

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

If you have any questions about the course, please email

Course Fees  

Early Bird Fee
£495 (until 13 April 2020)

Full Fee

Accommodation (if required)     
£300 (7 night reservation)

Cost includes en-suite rooms, free Wi-Fi and lunch vouchers to use on campus. 

Rose Bruford College Alumni Discounts
Alumni of Rose Bruford College undergraduate and postgraduate courses are entitled to a 5% discount on the full fee. Please contact us for further information.



Course content

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.

Terms and Conditions

  • The College reserves the right to amend, withdraw or cancel any course. If the College cancels a course you have booked onto your fee will be fully refunded;
  • All courses are subject to a minimum number of students and will not be guaranteed until this number is reached;
  • The College reserves the right to refuse admission on to any of our programmes;
  • It is strongly recommended that all students insure themselves to cover the loss of fees or travel costs in the event of cancellation, illness or travel problems, for which the College cannot accept any liability;
  • Fees are non-returnable once a student has started the course;
  • All fees must be paid in full prior to the start of the course;
  • Full fees will be refunded for cancellations within two weeks of booking;
  • In the event of a cancellation after two weeks from the booking date, a sum of £100 will be retained to cover administration costs;
  • The College does not offer deferments for courses not attended.

Related Information

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

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


Accommodation cost includes en-suite rooms, free Wi-Fi and lunch vouchers to use on campus.