Posted: Wed 11th Oct 2017

Go Behind The Scenes At Theatr Clwyd’s Open Day This Sunday

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Wednesday, Oct 11th, 2017

Theatr Clwyd’s annual family friendly Open Day, with a host of varied activities, takes place this Sunday from 11am until 4pm .

It’s going to be a day to enjoy, with the opportunity to explore what it takes to be a world class theatre and meet the craftspeople who work in the wardrobe, scenic art, sound and lighting departments. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

There’s unique access to all parts of the theatre; the lighting grid high above the stage, the fly tower from which scenery is winched down, dressing rooms, rehearsal rooms and other backstage areas. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Discover how professional stage sets are made and large scene cloths painted in the theatre workshop. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Theatr Clwyd has staged over 400 of its own productions – with sets and costumes ‘made in Mold’. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

This is a rare opportunity to see all aspects of what goes into making a professional stage show. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

There will be demonstrations of how the scene changes work on the set of the theatre’s current show, The Rise and Fall of Little Voice. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

There’s also the chance to see how the stage lighting desk operates and theatre sound is created, with special demonstrations. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Explore Theatr Clwyd’s unique costumes in the wardrobe Dressing Up Room – lots of dressing up fun for all the family! Actors have to change costumes very quickly between scenes; see if you can do the same in a Quick Change Timer Competition. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

During the day there is music around the building and exciting things to do, including competitions and quizzes. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

There are drama taster sessions at various times throughout the day for all the family to join in; everyone is invited to come along and give it a go! ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Hands-on art and creativity are also a highlight of the day: There is an Art and Animation Workshop with artists Ben and Jude, taking place throughout the day for all ages. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Younger children will also enjoy window painting – the windows in the bar become a glass canvass for spontaneous artistic expression. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The theme of The Rise and Fall of Little Voice continues with a vinyl DJ entertaining, and records on sale, in the theatre bar, which will be open. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The café in the foyer will also be open all day to buy drinks, food snacks and light meals. A children’s menu will be available. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​


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