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Learn creative and employability skills with Coliseum’s online Teaching Theatre

Not to be hindered by the ongoing pandemic, Oldham Coliseum Theatre’s award nominated Teaching Theatre Pathways programme is taking place online this Spring, with a dynamic six-week course over Zoom.


Teaching Theatre Pathways is a free course for anyone aged between 16 – 30, who is based in Greater Manchester and not currently in education, employment or training. The course allows you to work with theatre professionals to learn new skills, develop your confidence and put what you have learnt into practice by designing and delivering a creative project. 


The course will include a Theatre Experience day focusing on technical theatre, lighting, sound and wardrobe, and the opportunity to watch some Coliseum shows.


Packed full of transferrable skills, the course also teaches: project management, budgeting, safeguarding and health and safety, networking, pitching and fundraising skills. Participants will also receive CV support and have the opportunity to gain an Arts Award qualification.


Teaching Theatre Pathways is Oldham Coliseum Theatre’s flagship training programme for young people, launched in 2015. In 2019 the course was shortlisted for a national UK Theatre Award for Excellence in Arts Education. Previous participants have gone on to new careers, some in technical theatre, or returned to further education for additional qualifications. 



This whole experience here at Oldham Coliseum taught me many new skills and mind-set and will definitely benefit me in the future as I would be able to take on what I leant here to university and when applying to jobs in the future.” – Farhana, former participant



Teaching Theatre Pathways 2021 will take place on Zoom between 23 February and 1 April on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5-7pm. For further information visit or email Learning and Engagement Officer Chelsea Morgan on



5 February 2021





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