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Making a Scene

Theatre Design Taster day

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There's every need to make a scene

First year students in sixth form or college are invited to our Theatre Design Taster Day – exploring mask and model making, costume design, puppetry, digital media and storyboarding for film and TV.

  • From: Tuesday 1 April 2014, 9.15 am
  • To: Tuesday 1 April 2014, 3.30 pm
  • Location: Waverley building, Nottingham Trent University, City Campus, Waverley Street, Nottingham, NG7 4HF
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Join us for an interactive day of varied activities and tell us about your ambitions for the future.

Students in their first year of sixth form and college are invited to join our team of designers, directors, writers, puppeteers, mask makers and theatre technicians to experience what theatre design degrees can offer.

Theatre is a collaboration between many different kinds of artist, maker, performer and technician. Theatre designers have a crucial role in bringing performances and narratives to life, whether in a theatre building or in other spaces.

Try out model making for set design, explore how masks, puppets and objects can be used to create sophisticated theatre for a range of different audiences, create an instant costume, experiment with storyboarding for film and TV and see how the resources of our large Studio Theatre can be used for performance and learning.

Teachers are also encouraged to attend and will have the opportunity to network with NTU staff over lunch.

This event is open to group bookings – please note that there will be a limit of ten students per group.

To see what happened on the event last year click here:

Making a Scene 2013 on film

Making a Scene 2013 in pictures

Booking information

This is a free event.

Bookings are welcome from individual students or school / college groups. To book onto this event, please click the Add to basket button.

For further information or if you have any queries, please email Esther Johnson or telephone +44 (0)115 848 6588.

*For group bookings please be aware of the following: We are required to target learners who are from disadvantaged backgrounds and statistically less likely to progress on to further and higher education. We are required to ensure that at least 66% of the learners who engage in our activities meet one or more of these criteria. These include learners who:

  • reside in deprived neighbourhoods, where progression rates to higher education are low
  • are from low socio-economic backgrounds
  • are currently in receipt of a post-16 bursary
  • are in receipt of free school meals
  • are currently looked-after / in care or have recently left care
  • have a disability
  • post-16 students on vocational qualifications in state funded institutions (who are doing no more than one standard A-level)
  • mature students (those on an Access course and / or those over 21-years-old).

We can help you identify a cohort if you could provide us with the postcodes of learners within your group and an explanation of how they meet the above criteria. Please contact us for more information.

Location details


Waverley building


Nottingham Trent University
City Campus
Waverley Street

Past event

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