Behind the Scenes of A Midsummer Night’s Dream

February 25th, 2019

Earlier this year, our Chandler Theatre was transformed into an enchanted forest for our production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Shakespeare. All the productions at the Conservatoire are collaborative so whilst our 2nd year BA Acting students took to the stage, our 2nd and 3rd year Production students were working away behind the scenes

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Under the Spotlight: Rory Boyd

June 13th, 2018

In 2014, Rory Boyd (BA Production Technology and Management 2016) sat watching a Cirque Du Soleil performance at the SSE Hydro. Now, the 22-year-old is jet-setting all over the world as an automation technician with the largest theatrical producer in the world. Rory credits the Royal Conservatoire with providing the support, facilities and experience to

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Graduate of the Month: Grant Anderson

March 15th, 2018

Grant Anderson (BA Technical and Production Arts 2011) is a lighting designer working in theatres across Scotland and beyond on a diverse range of projects. From the Botanic Lights to Edinburgh’s Hogmanay celebrations, Grant is also much sought-after in the events industry. He recently returned to the Royal Conservatoire in his capacity as lighting designer

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Graduate of the Month: Louie Whitemore

January 15th, 2018

From the age of 15, Louie Whitemore (BA Technical and Production Arts 2005) spent her summers working as an assistant stage manager, honing her skills and learning about all things behind-the-scenes. When she started studying at the Royal Conservatoire, it became clear her true love was design – and she never looked back. Now a

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Under the Spotlight: Susanne Ortner

November 9th, 2017

Susanne Ortner is the epitome of creativity. Graduating in 2001 with a BA in Stage Management Studies, she transitioned into casting and now works for BB Promotion, one of the leading Musical producers in Germany. She is also a prolific lifestyle blogger aka Susi Strickliesel, with more than 20,000 followers on social media! Find out

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Under the spotlight: Thomas Velluet-Draper

August 10th, 2017

“If I had not studied at the Royal Conservatoire, I wouldn’t be doing what I do now” – graduate Thomas Velluet-Draper reflects on his studies at Scotland’s national conservatoire. The BA (Technical and Production Arts) alumnus graduated in 2011 and is now working on one of the world’s largest water-based shows.

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