Notre Dame Theatre Studies students visited Leeds Grand Theatre on the 20th of June, as part of a new partnership between the college and two of Leeds’ major theatres – The Grand and City Varieties. The visiting students spent the day with staff members, learning invaluable skills and working with every department at the theatre, including marketing, lighting and costume. They were also given the opportunity to ask questions about possible careers available in the arts.
The visitors and the team also spent time developing ideas and strategies for the collaboration taking place for Leeds Light Night 2016, which will see the teams come together to produce an installation for the annual celebration that takes place across the city every October.
From September 2016, two exciting new courses (BTEC Performing Arts and BTEC Production Arts) will be delivered by Notre Dame, in association with both The Grand and City Varieties. Sessions will be run at both venues by theatre staff, giving our students invaluable experience of real-life theatre work.
Thanks are due to the Theatre Studies staff at Notre Dame, and the teams at City Varieties and The Grand for developing the partnership.