Part Of The Grid: Design Workshops

What's a lantern? How can I safely hang a light? What do I need to do to achieve a specific sound effect I have in mind? How can I best convey what I want in terms of audio and visual design to my designers and my technicians? 


Whether you're an actor, director, producer, stage manager, or a jack-of-all-trades 'theatre maker', learning the basics of lighting and sound design and how to properly communicate with your designers will improve the efficiency and success of any performance project. In these 8-hour crash courses presented by Part of the Main, you'll learn the basics of theory, safety, and delivery of lighting and sound design, as well as the jargon used by professional designers. Students will be taught by professional lighting and sound designer Will Alder, whose designs have been seen and heard everywhere from the West End to Theatre503 to the Royal Academy of Ballet, and from Ireland to Saudi Arabia. Students will also receive a custom handbook that they can write in and take home for use in future projects. 

Theatre Company Reviews:

Lighting Design: 

In this 8-hour course, students will learn how to:


-What stage lighting is & what it can achieve

-Types of lanterns & how to use them

-How to use gels, LEDs & moving lights

-Safe rigging of lanterns

-Dimming & DMX lanterns

-Simple programming of a lighting desk

-How to communicate your ideas in terms of lighting design vocabulary

-and more!

Sound Design:

In this 8-hour course, students will learn how to:


-What sound design is & what it can achieve

-Types of microphones & speakers

-How to position equipment in the space

-Introduction, effect & licensable actions in QLab

-How to use diagetic/ non-diabetic sound

-Sound cards & live microphones

-How to communicate your ideas using sound design vocabulary

-and more! 

Production Details

Run Time:

  • One Act: 480 mins

Age Restrictions:

  • None


  • £60.00 Both Workshops Standard

  • £50.00 Both Workshops Concession

  • £40.00 Standard

  • £30.00 Concession

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  • Thu 6th Dec 2018 - 10:00 am

  • Fri 7th Dec 2018 - 10:00 am

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