Live performance goes digital

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ScreenSkills has joined forces with the team behind the Royal Shakespeare Company’s screen productions of live performances to share understanding with regional theatres and touring companies on how to capture live performance.

Commissioned by ScreenSkills using public funding from Arts Council England, Live performance goes digital will give regional producing theatres, small touring companies and independent producers and directors an insight into the processes and practical considerations of capturing theatre on screen.

The workshop will be delivered over a day and a half by experts from the team behind the RSC’s series of live productions on screen. It will be hosted by the RSC and facilitated by Liminal Stage, a West Midlands-based company creating formally innovative stage, screen and immersive/XR productions that explore the intersection between live performance and emerging technologies, and encouraging collaboration between the creative industries.

The introductory workshop will also give participants the chance to go behind the scenes as the RSC prepares to film a performance next month in front of a live audience in Stratford-upon-Avon, concluding with an opportunity to discuss the recording with experts the next day.

Who it's for

The opportunity is open to directors, producers, stage managers and other live performance professionals with at least three years’ professional experience who wish to expand their knowledge of the options available for the digital capture of live performances. ScreenSkills particularly welcomes applications from the Midlands.

What it covers

Wednesday 9 March will cover:

  • The history of live performance on screen
  • Roles and workflows: the end-to-end process
  • A behind-the-scenes tour of Much Ado About Nothing, the production being filmed in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre that evening
  • Digital options and considerations for freelancers and smaller companies wanting to film live performance for broadcast and/or streaming
  • Q&A with digital specialist Hayley Pepler and director Robyn Winfield-Smith
  • A ticket to the 7:15pm filmed performance 

Thursday 10 March will cover:

  • Reflection on the multi-camera filming of Much Ado About Nothing
  • Final Q&A regarding digital capture and streaming processes

Funding is available for accommodation for those without a base nearby and/or access needs. 

How to apply

Click 'apply now' to submit your application.

All applications must be submitted by midnight on 22 February.

Contact information


Liminal Stage Productions

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