Volunteer Training

Gear up for a year of rewarding volunteering with our program of training sessions. Aimed at those entirely new to the theatre and those who just can't stay away, these sessions are the perfect opportunity to refresh your skills, develop new ones and socialise whilst doing it.


Led by Chad Porter, Front of House Supervisor

Stewarding, Bar and Coffee Basics: Tues 16th January, 6.30-9.30pm

Perfect if you're new to the theatre or feel in need of a brush-up when it comes to how things work and who does what. Also ideal for getting a feel for a different area of Front of House without the pressure of a show on.

House Management Training: Thursday 18th January, 7-9pm    

Aimed at both existing House Managers and those with stewarding experience who might be interested in assuming greater responsibility. A thorough run-through of the role and a chance to liaise closely with the Front of House Supervisor.

Bar Extra Training: Tuesday 30th January, 7-9pm 

Confident behind the bar but a little bored of just pouring pints? 'Bar Extra' offers the chance to get more involved by learning skills such as cleaning lines and changing barrels. Ideal for demystifying the world of the bar and developing workplace skills.

All sessions will be pitched informally and accessibly and will be followed by a chance to socialise in the bar afterwards. To register interest for all of the above contact Chad Porter chad.porter@maddermarket.org

STAGE MANAGEMENT TRAINING: Sunday 4th February, 11.30-1.45pm

Led by Lucinda Bray, Production Manager.

Crash course in stage management at The Maddermarket. Suitable for both beginners and current stage managers. What are the different roles involved in stage management? Who is responsible for what? How does one get involved? 

SOUND TRAINING: Sunday 4th February, 2.30-4.30pm

Led by Mark Benfield. Freelance Technical Engineer and Chair of The Great Hall Theatre Company

An introduction to sound technology at The Maddermarket. What does what? How do you set it up? How do you go about creating a sound design? What is QLab? Ideal for those with only limited knowledge of sound technology and those seeking to understand the Maddermarket's kit better.
To register interest contact Lucinda Bray lucinda.bray@maddermarket.org

To register interest contact Lucinda Bray lucinda.bray@maddermarket.org

DIRECTOR AS DESIGNER WORKSHOP: Sunday 28th January: 6.30-8.30pm

Led by Jez Pike, Director of Productions

Aimed both at those currently directing at the theatre and those interested in doing so, this addresses the reality that directors commonly face in amateur theatre; the responsibility of also being, at least in part, a designer. The session will encourage sharing of experiences and debate with the aim of making designing a less daunting prospect. Attendance from people with specifically a design interest is also actively encouraged. 
To register interest contact Jez Pike jez.pike@maddermarket.org