TECH31’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.

TECH31 provides on the job training in technical theatre. Members get the chance to learn the basics of sound, lighting, stage management and more, to give them the skills to work on events.

These workshops are FREE.

***We are in the midst of reviewing this group in light of the COVID-19 Pandemic and our new placement with the Institute of Cultural and Creative Industries at the University of Kent. We hope to announce soon when sessions will recommence.***

If you would like to be added on the waiting list for this group please email you/your young’s person name, date of birth, and a contact number to

Feel free to email us if you have any other queries!

Funded by ART31 KENTAbout | ART31 Kent
ART31KENT is a youth leadership project funded through Gulbenkian’s NPO status, granted by Arts Council England.

ART31 takes its name from Article 31 of the UN Convention on the Rights of a Child, which states that ‘Children have the right to relax and play, and to join in a wide range of cultural, artistic and other recreational activities’.  

SCREEN31, Gulbenkian Uncovered, ARTY31 and TECHY31 are part of ART31.

"I have enjoyed meeting new people, learning new skills, helping in shows." Tech31 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
"The sessions are fun and the mentors managed to keep the sessions fresh and interesting." Tech31 member

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