Work Experience at Travelling Light
We recently had six GCSE students with us for a week of work experience. Hear what they got up to in their own words:
We have just finished a week of work experience at the Travelling Light Theatre Company. It’s been amazing; we’ve learnt so much! We’ve had talks on marketing and producing a show, sat in staff meetings and shared our own art skills such as drama games and origami! We’ve also taken part in a team challenge as part of our bronze arts award which we completed this week. This helped us to work together within a set budget to produce an idea for a show about a circus. This was challenging (especially the budgeting) but also fun and exciting. We shared our artist inspirations and on Thursday we went to Travelling Light’s current show ‘Into The West’. All of us are desperate to go to another Travelling Light show as the one we saw was so good! We had the chance to go backstage in the Tobacco Factory theatre as part of a stage management workshop led by Debs, the stage manager for ‘Into The West’. We learnt about cueing and setting up props before the show, and we got a chance to go into the lighting box at the Tobacco Factory Theatre. Overall, it has been an informative and interesting week here at Travelling Light and we can’t wait to watch another one of their performances!
Owen-I have learned so much from Travelling Light! I know so much about production, marketing and also budgeting for shows. I really enjoyed Into the West- it changed my view on theatre and I want to see it again!
India- I especially liked learning about stage management and going backstage at the Tobacco Factory theatre. I also loved the show. It was one of the best performances I have seen in a while and I can’t wait to see another TL show. My favourite part of the week however was the Q and A with the actors in Into the West- so useful to see how professional actors find work and auditions pieces!
Billie- I have had a brilliant week! I have learnt so much and met some amazing people. I am so grateful to have been given this wonderful opportunity!
Dan- Amazing week! Learnt so much about what happens in a theatre company and acquired lots of new skills which I can use in the future!
Chloe- This week has been great! I loved doing our arts award and watching Into the West. I have to go and see another Travelling Light show!
Kayleigh-The whole week was such fun and a really educational experience. I’d happily do it all again!
If you have any questions about Work Experience at Travelling Light, please get in touch with Lizzy our Creative Learning Officer on firstname.lastname@example.org