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Teaching Theatre

A dynamic six-week online course that helps to develop creative and employability skills.

This free course allows you to work with theatre professionals to learn new skills, develop your confidence and put what you have learnt into practice designing and delivering a creative project.


  • Take part in creative workshops
  • Learn how to plan and deliver your own creative projects
  • Learn project management skills including budgeting, safeguarding, and health and safety
  • Build your confidence with top networking tips, how to pitch your ideas and fundraising.
  • Receive CV support and individual mentoring to help you get to where you want to go
  • Have the opportunity to achieve an Arts Award qualification
  • Take part in a Theatre Experience day at the Coliseum, focusing on technical theatre, lighting, sound, and wardrobe, and watch some Coliseum shows.


To take part you must be:

  • Aged between 16-30
  • Not in employment, education, or training
  • Based in Greater Manchester


Sessions take place on Zoom on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 5 – 7pm

Full course dates:
Tuesday 23 February
Thursday 25 February
Tuesday 2 March
Thursday 4 March
Tuesday 9 March
Thursday 11 March
Tuesday 16 March
Thursday 18 March
Tuesday 23 March
Thur 25 March
Tuesday 30 March
Thursday 1 April

If you’d like to join the course but are not available for all of the above dates please get in touch and we will see what we can do to support you.


For further information or to apply please email or text the Learning & Engagement department on 07385 917941.


We believe no one should be excluded from great opportunities. If you need help with technical or internet access to take part in the course please let us know so that we can support you with this.



Before the pandemic Teaching Theatre Pathways took place in person at the Coliseum



It’s a particularly unique course, you had to put in the effort but the results have been amazing.”

“I never thought I would be designing lights and sound for theatre shows, let alone for one I helped create.  I can’t wait to learn more and start developing my skills.”

“…very eye opening, it made me realise there is a lot of opportunities in the theatre workplace.  I got to meet some truly exceptional people.  I experienced work I had never done before and while a little scary at times it was thoroughly enjoyable.  It has inspired me to work even harder on the course and in my apprenticeship.”



Teaching Theatre Pathways (Groups)

Interested in running Teaching Theatre Pathways with your school or community group? To discuss ways in which the programme could work for your group please contact our Teaching Theatre Practitioner Ben Cain on 0161 785 7000 or email



Teaching Theatre at Oldham Coliseum Theatre is supported by:

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