Guildhall School of Music and Drama Stage Management

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Guildhall School of Music and Drama Stage Management

Guildhall School of Music and Drama Stage Management

Stage Management Skills

Stage Management teams are at the core of a production, communicating, coordinating, organising and bringing together all production and creative departments.

Our one week course offers an introduction to the world of the Stage Management team and the skills required to work with a creative team.

During the week you will:

  • Develop an understanding of the different roles within stage management
  • Develop some basic prop making and prop sourcing skills
  • Learn how to manage a production process
  • Learn the art of ‘blocking’
  • Learn the art of ‘cueing’ a drama production
  • Learn the art of cueing to music
  • Learn the essential elements of stage management paperwork

Who is this course suitable for?

This course is suitable for students considering applying for Technical Theatre BA courses, keen amateurs, school staff involved in theatre productions and theatre/film practitioners looking to expand their skills.

About the course tutors

This course is taught by Gill Allen, the School’s Head of Stage Management

Gill has worked as a professional Stage Manager at theatres such as the Manchester Royal Exchange, Contact Theatre, Theatre Royal York and the Sheffield Crucible as well as touring nationally. She has extensive experience in teaching stage management and curriculum design and development.

About us

The Guildhall School of Music & Drama is one of the world’s leading conservatoires. Former Stage Management students have gone on to undertake work placements and employment at some of the main opera companies in the world, including Miss Saigon, Royal Shakespeare Company, the Globe and Birmingham Royal Ballet.

Our London Location

The Guildhall School is situated in the City of London within the Barbican Arts Centre, which houses two theatres, a concert hall, cinemas and galleries. It is also within easy reach of West End theatres, the Royal Festival Hall, the National Theatre and Shakespeare’s Globe on the South Bank, Sadler’s Wells Theatre and Tate Modern.


Course fee: £495