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Bradford Playhouse Manager Speaks to Performing Arts Students

Published 18 December

Bradford Playhouse Manager and ex Craven College student, Megan Wilson, recently spoke to Performing Arts students about her role within the acclaimed theatre and about her pathway to success within the industry.

 

Megan started by giving some background on the theatre, telling students of its 265 main auditorium capacity and diverse space perfect for theatre, filming shoots and rehearsals.

 

She spoke in detail about how she first got into the theatre industry through training at Craven College and moving onto a career in backstage, stage management, costume design and finally as the Theatre Manager at the Bradford Playhouse.

 

Megan spoke about her diverse role that oversees the smooth operational running of the theatre. Tasks can range from coordinating the programmed calendar, attracting donations to increasing the theatre’s visibility in the community.

 

At the end of the talk, she explained how over the last year her work had changed due to the coronavirus pandemic and how this had severely hit the arts and the people like herself who worked within it. However, she did say that she and the Playhouse are still hoping to go ahead with this year’s pantomime which is Sleeping Beauty starring Steven Arnold from Coronation Street.

Craven College hopes to develop further links in the future with the playhouse so students can gain industry experience whilst studying their full-time courses.

SCHOOL LEAVERS
TitleLevel
Performing ArtsLevel 1, Level 2, Level 3
Production Arts New CourseLevel 1, Level 2, Level 3