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Position Available Set Designers
Details of Position Set Designers Required (volunteers)

Would you like to create the setting for a play? We need more set designers. Are you interested? If so read on.

The work involved in designing a set is as follows:

First you need to read the play to find out what is required. Some plays require detailed sets, others hardly any set at all. Some scripts give you lots of detail, others almost nothing. Some scripts have photographs and plans of the set although they would never fit on our small stage. Next you need to talk to the director of the play and between you decide what the set will be. Some directors know exactly what they want and it’s up to the designer to show how it looks as a set. Some directors have a concept but they don’t know what it looks like and the designer has to translate that into a set. Other directors are not sure what they want and it’s up to the designer to provide them with ideas. You can always ask the set building working party for advice.

Having decided what the set will look like you need to make a scale model and draw a plan showing how it fits on the stage. This needs to be completed for the pre-production meeting which is about 12 weeks before the first night of the play.

When the previous play finishes and the set is dismantled on the Sunday morning we mark out the set on the stage floor. Construction then follows on Wednesday evenings, Thursday mornings and Sunday mornings if required, until the set is finished. We hope that you will help build, paint and dress your set so that it looks the way you want it.

If you are interested then please contact David Keighley at or
Type of Position Other
Contact Details
Organisation Name Ilkley Playhouse
Contact Name Justine
Contact Number 01943 609539
Contact Email
Closing Date for Application 03-Feb-2022

If the position listed is of interest to you, please contact the organisation directly using the info above.






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