Where will this course lead?

This training equips participants to make an immediate impact in the industry. Beyond skill development, the Bootcamp facilitates networking opportunities, enabling participants to forge valuable connections within the field. The WMCA extends a bursary of £2,000 to support travel and time away from work, ensuring accessibility to the program. We've successfully partnered with numerous local theatres and venues This opportunity also opens doors to potential apprenticeships and job opportunities with local venues, offering the prospect of promising, long-term career growth in this dynamic field.

What will I study?

This 12 - week Creative Venue Technician Bootcamp provides comprehensive training for aspiring Venue Technicians, covering various aspects of theatre production such as technical skills, production management, set design, lighting, and sound.

This comprehensive training program covers essential technical theatre/ venue skills, safety protocols, and practical knowledge across various aspects of production, ensuring that participants are well-prepared for working in creative environments.

How will this course be delivered?

The bootcamp will be 12 weeks in duration. There will be a break over Christmas Applications are open so please apply now!

The bootcamp will be delivered at Blossomfield Campus, Solihull College & University Centre and Stratford-upon-Avon College. We've also successfully partnered with numerous local theatres and venues. Many of them generously provide site visits and training sessions led by their experts for our program participants. Venues already confirmed include:

  • Arena Theatre Wolverhampton Uni
  • Birmingham Hippodrome
  • Birmingham Rep
  • Digital Garage
  • Midlands Art Centre (MAC)
  • New Hampton Arts Centre (NAC)
  • The Grand
  • The Halls Wolverhampton
  • The Royal Shakespeare Company
  • Warwick Arts Centre

What qualifications will I get?

There is no formal qualification.

How will I be assessed?

There is no formal assessment.

How do I get a place on the course?

Applicants are invited to enrol and send their current CV via email to bootcamps@solihull.ac.uk.

You can submit your CV as a regular document, audio or video file.

Limited spaces available. Applications now open. Apply now to register interest.

What are the entry requirements?

The Venue Technician Bootcamp is open to anyone with passion and drive to work in the area of Technical Theatre or Venues. To qualify for this FREE* course, you must be over 19 years of age, live in the West Midlands Combined Authority area postcode (Birmingham, Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall and Wolverhampton), Coventry or Warwick.

Applicants for the Venue Technician Bootcamp may come from a diverse range of backgrounds and motivations, including:

  • Career Changer: Individuals seeking a transition into the dynamic field of Technical Theatre from a different career path.
  • Industry Professionals in the West Midlands: Professionals currently working in the creative industry in the West Midlands region who want to broaden their skillset.
  • Recent College or University Graduates: Graduates fresh out of college or university who are eager to discover new employment opportunities
  • Job Seekers Seeking Skill Enhancement: Individuals actively seeking employment opportunities who wish to gain new skills, bolster their confidence, and accumulate valuable industry experience.
  • Freelancers in the Industry: Freelancers with experience in the Creative or cultural sector who want to expand their skillset and network within the field.

This bootcamp offers a versatile learning environment that caters to a broad range of applicants with varying levels of experience and career objectives.

What else do I need to know?

This course is Free if you are aged 19+ and live in West Midlands, Coventry or Warwickshire area.

What can I do after this course?

This course will empower you to develop skills in area of tech.


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The career paths provided are to give you an idea of the careers that you could progress onto in the future. However, for some, you may need to complete higher level qualifications and gain experience before your dream job becomes a reality. The information provided is to support further research and to generate some initial career ideas when choosing a course. Please check entry requirements to degree courses, apprenticeships, and jobs as this may vary from year to year and across providers. For further advice and guidance, please contact: careers@solihull.ac.uk.