Who they are:

Skillscene is a forum for anyone interested in making the recognition of skills relevant, meaningful and better to come and talk to like-minded people about the best ways of making that happen.

People from theatre producers, theatre owners, venues, trade organisations, drama schools, training providers, suppliers, manufacturers and unions – as well as those actually out working in the field, employed and freelance – are already part of Skillscene.

What they do:

  • identify training provision which is industry-relevant and current, whether offered by employers, suppliers or other organisation.
  • encourage and facilitate employers, employees and freelancers to take advantage of learning opportunities by making those opportunities accessible.
  • ensure that learning and training opportunities are delivered efficiently and in a way that offers as little disruption to the actual task of getting the show on as possible, while minimising the duplication of resources.
  • when required, to speak with a single voice on matters relating to skills in this industry – particularly when articulating the needs of the technical theatre workforce to bodies such as Creative and Cultural Skills, the sector skills council for the Creative and Cultural Industries.