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NEW STAGE Workshop 2: Behind the Scenes

  • The Palace Theatre 710 Dundas Street London, ON, N5W 2Z4 Canada (map)

Workshop 2: Behind the Scenes

Sunday, February 4, 2:00pm-5:00pm or

Thursday, February 8, 7:00pm-10:00pm

It takes thousands of hours to bring a show to life. In this workshop, we’ll look at the technical aspects of a show, and everything that happens offstage that makes a performance possible. From stagecraft to backstage performance etiquette, you’ll develop a better understanding of what happens behind the scenes with LCP Technical Director Steve Allen.

The second half of this workshop is led by award-winning costume designer Whitney Bolam, who runs The Costume Shoppe here in London and has designed costumes for several LCP shows (Twelfth Night, Steel Magnolias, Mame, etc.). She’ll teach you about her design process, what it’s like to work with a director’s show concept, and what goes into pulling together the look of a show. You’ll also learn about costume etiquette, and how to work with your costume on stage. Discover how costume pieces become partners in performance, and how they impact you as an actor. In this section, you’ll work with costume pieces from the LCP Wardrobe, develop a character narrative, and explore how movement and attitude can be impacted by an article of clothing.

Not in New Stage, but interested in the workshop?

You can register independently; $25 for LCP Members, $50 for non-members. LCP Memberships are available for purchase online for $20.

Workshops spaces are only available for purchase online on a first come-first served basis. If you do not have an existing customer profile, you will need to fill one out before making your workshop purchase, including an active email address. You will receive information and correspondence regarding the workshops via email.

If the workshop you wish to attend happens to sell out before you can register, don’t despair! In the event this happens we will create a waitlist. If you wish to be placed on a waitlist for sold out New Stage workshops, you will need to email program coordinator Kaitlyn Rietdyk here. We will not be accepting waitlist requests via phone or facebook messenger.

The New Stage Program and Workshop Series is made possible by a generous grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation.


An agency of the Government of Ontario, the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is one of Canada’s largest granting foundations. With a budget of over $136 million, OTF awards grants to some 1,000 projects every year to build healthy and vibrant Ontario communities.