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Teaching Theatre

If you’re  aged between 16-25, not in education or employment, and interested in learning new skills in a creative and dynamic environment, Teaching Theatre Pathways could be for you.

Teaching Theatre

Over two terms you will work alongside the Coliseum’s friendly and professional teams to develop your employability skills through practical, hands on activities.

During the intensive period you will participate in a series of masterclasses covering the key aspects of theatre-making including: Sound, Lighting, Stage Management, Set Design, Wardrobe, Marketing and much more. You will then respond to a brief, be given a budget and apply what you have learnt to creating a main stage production at the Coliseum.

You will also have the opportunity to focus on your own career goals, develop your social and personal skills and achieve a Bronze Arts Award. For more information on Arts Award click here.


After the intensive period you will have the opportunity to receive mentoring and support in finding Further Education and employment opportunities in varied industries in line with your individual interests and abilities. You will have the opportunity to access online masterclasses and attend our monthly Teaching Theatre Pathways group.

For more information email Chelsea Morgan on



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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