For young people aged 15-21


Training with our YOUTH CREW provides the foundational skills required in different crew/design roles and often leads to casual employment or other opportunities at The Court Theatre. Students are taught by industry professionals and each term will focus on a different skill taught by a core teaching artist.

Sessions are held at The Court Theatre on Saturdays from 1pm - 2:30pm and each Term block lasts for 8 sessions.



Join us in Term 4 to dive into the world of theatre design. Participants will explore the different elements of design eg set. costume, light, projection and props.

Discover through the design process the amazing amount of thought and creativity that goes on behind the scenes to create magical moments in theatre. With a chance to explore your own personal design aesthetic and what needs to be considered when creating designs that are functional for theatre and that invoke the emotion or themes of the work.

Lead by industry professional Rosie Gilmore, this workshop will teach you skills from the beginning of the design process to the end. You will explore the process of design and learn skills by exploring works from a range of designers. You will also get the opportunity to use these skills by creating your own design of an initial concept inspired by a piece of theatre.

About the Artist:

Rosie Gilmore is a graduate of the Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School (Bachelor of Design: Stage and Screen).Her previous Court Theatre credits include Katzenmusik; Whā and The Unauthorised Biography of… (Designer).
Rosie’s other theatre credits include Showbiz’s production of That Bloody Woman (Set Designer); Cubbin Theatre Company’s production of Sportsball (Designer); Red Scare's production of Homemade Takeaways (Set Designer); Toi Whakaari’s production of Women Beware Women (Set Designer); National Theatre / New Zealand Festival’s production of The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil (Assistant Designer) and various productions with Two Productions as a Designer.

Rosie Gilmore

Programme Details:

  • Saturday 14th October – Saturday 2nd December
  • 1pm - 2:30pm
  • At The Court Theatre
  • Cost $150 (8 sessions)
  • Please note that students will need to provide their own basic stationary equipment such as a notebook, pens, and pencils.