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APRIL 2023

There are no set qualifications needed to apply for this programme.

Trainees will be chosen based on portfolio or any previous creative work.


Maybe you have experience or training in allied skills:

Are you an actor, director or stage manager?

Have you studied or worked in fashion design, interior design,

architecture, carnival, events?

Genesis Theatre Design Programme

is a free training and mentoring course 

for Global Majority applicants who are

from socially and economically challenging backgrounds who want to pursue a career

in theatre as a


Performance Designer

Costume Designer​

Stage Designer

Director / Designer

This is a free two-year part-time course
which will incorporate:

Bespoke development opportunities,
Practice-based learning,
Access to leading industry professionals,
Practical on-the-job technical training
in partner theatres.

Each course will run for five terms of study

with a sixth term on placement.


Classes are to be held

for two or three evenings each week, 

with one full day every weekend.


Weekday sessions will mostly take place

in our design studio and workshops at

Mulberry UTC in the Heart of Bow, East London.


Weekend sessions will be split between 

Brixton House Theatre, the National Theatre

and The School of Historical Dress,

all in South London.

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