TECH31KENT’s weekly training sessions will introduce 13-18 year olds to the technical side of theatre, providing training to young people and on job experience of working back stage in a theatre and other live events.

TECH31KENT is the technical strand of ART31KENT, a group set up for 13-25 year olds to provide on the job training in technical theatre across Kent, this project is being piloted in Canterbury with great success. 13-18s will get the chance to learn the basics of sound, lighting, stage management and more, to give them the skills to work on events.

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The sessions are fun and the mentors managed to keep the sessions fresh and interesting.
TECH31KENT member
I have enjoyed meeting new people, learning new skills, helping in shows. TECH31KENT member
"I just want to start by saying how grateful I am to all of you, Harry has really enjoyed doing TECH31. He absolutely loves it. It's helped him to decide his career path for definite in technical lighting…we are both so grateful for the opportunities that the Gulbenkian have given Harry so far." Tracey, Parent

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