Students go back to school with Theatr Clwyd

Preparing for Employment

Theatr Clwyd is Wales’ major drama producer and home to an acclaimed theatre production company.

A new partnership with Theatr Clwyd aims to provide high quality opportunities for Edge Hill Drama students to engage with the theatre, prepare graduates for employment and create concrete opportunities for students to move into the theatre industry.

Recently, students have been involved in the company’s highly successful schools project, Theatr Clwyd@Elfed, which sees a team of performers, musicians, visual artists and dancers conduct a week long ‘street festival’ in a secondary school, with events happening between lessons, in corridors and recreational areas throughout the site. Artistic Director of Theatr Clwyd, Tamara Harvey, will also visit third year acting and directing students to talk to them about her work and the work of the theatre.

“The aim of the partnership is to enhance employment opportunities for students and recent graduates, and enlarge the pool of properly prepared graduates and emerging artists available to creative organisations.”

Emma Heron, Senior Lecturer in Drama, Edge Hill University