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Tech Club

Tech Club is a fun introduction to the world of technical theatre for 14 to 19 year olds.

What is Tech Club?

Tech Club is a fun introduction to the world of technical theatre for 14 to 19 year olds.

You will be introduced to light, sound, special effects, and stage management. You’ll get the chance to try out different backstage roles in our professional theatre space. You will work together to design and produce your own technical installations.

If you’re curious about what goes on behind the scenes in a theatre but don’t know where to start, this is the perfect opportunity to start exploring.

When is it?

Saturday mornings (10-1pm) during term time at Northern Stage, from Sat 13 Jan until Sat 30 March 2024.


As part of this group, you will have the chance to see A Song for Ella Grey together on Saturday 10 Feb at 2pm at Northern Stage.


Social Sessions

These are social gatherings of all the young people who attend Northern Stage groups. As well as meeting other young people, these sessions will give you an exclusive chance to meet the leadership team working at Northern Stage, who’ll lead you through fun games and activities.

They’ll happen on:

Mon 8 Jan, 5.30-7pm

Mon 26 Feb, 5.30-7pm


What you’ll do

  • Take part in practical introductory workshops in theatre lighting, sound, special effects and stage management
  • Meet our technical team here at Northern Stage
  • Work together to produce your own technical installation of one of our theatre spaces
  • Attend a performance at Northern Stage
  • Take part in 2 social sessions with young people from other Northern Stage groups.

How to Join

Tech Club is currently for 14 to 19 year olds.

To express your interest in joining, click here.

Once you’ve expressed your interest, someone in our team will get in touch with you to secure your place.

Does it cost?

We want to make sure that cost is not a barrier for taking part in our programmes.

We offer a free trial session for everyone. After that, if and how much you pay is dependent on your circumstances.

Below is a payment guide:

Full fee (inclusive of show ticket)

I have the means to pay for the full value of the course.

Term: £130 (paid in 1 or 3 instalments).

Discounted Fee (inclusive of show ticket)


I do not have enough income to spare to afford to pay the full fee.

Term: £45 (paid in 1 or 3 instalments).

Free places


We try to offer free places to anyone experiencing a financial hardship that means they cannot afford the full or discounted fees. We recognise that reasons for financial hardship are different for everyone. If you’d like to apply for a bursary, please fill in this form.

If you would like assistance with filling in the form for any reason at all, please feel welcome to email or phone us 07762140713 and we’d be very happy to support you.

Please note – if you are applying for a bursary you must fill in an Expression of Interest and a Bursary form.

Travel Bursaries


We may be able to support with travel costs. Please let us know on your Expression of Interest form if you would like to request support.