Set Design & Build

There is a large workshop within the Playhouse Theatre where we build our stage-sets using our own store of tools, wood, paint etc. We always have a Workshop or Stage Manager, and Set Designer, who will direct the work. Useful skills include:

  • flat painting and artistic painting
  • general carpentry
  • physical help with fitting the set up on the stage — and taking it down at the end of the run

Set Designer

Works with the Director to develop ideas and finalise the Set before rehearsals begin (usually 3 months prior to performance), liaising with the Lighting Designer and Stage Manager to ensure set requirements are clear and achievable. Nearer the performance dates, the Set Designer will usually work with the Stage Manager, painters and builders to help realise the design.  More information...

Set Painters & Builders

The set designer will usually need two or three people to assist with painting and building specialist set peices during the two weeks in the workshop prior to performance date.