The app has been created by a collaboration of theatre industry professionals with years of experience and tech specialists working in the latest technology. It is funded and supported by the Government’s Innovate UK scheme, helping us to create this handy resource using some awesome tech, such as VR & 3D modelling for a very low cost to you.
Go behind the scenes and get creative, exploring each stage of the design process, with professional tips to guide you. Create your own costume and fairy avatar, set the stage, designing your own performance space and adding the lighting, before choosing your own score and watching the performance in an immersive 3D environment.
By using mobile technology familiar to young people, Inside Theatre aims to demystifying the theatre experience to rebuild our industry for a stronger sustained future. Hooray!
On YouTube you will find warmup videos and exercises. Our new podcast will explore the different job roles in theatre; what they do and how to get into them (due April 2021). There’ll also be some top tips from the professionals. Designed for students this is a light-hearted and engaging look at the industry.
Check out Instagram for theatre knowledge, show designs, design boards and images.
Our twitter page is the portal between education and industry: connecting industry professionals to those in training/interested in theatre.
Keep checking our website for more resources for teachers and lecturers.
I have had a most rare vision: I have had a dream. The first production on the app is RG Production’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Currently in its pre-production stages, the show will use some staggering state-of-art technology to recreate the magical woodland of the Athenian forest and some amazing special effects to create the magic in the play. It’s a Midsummer Night’s Dream, but like you’ve never seen it before. Most of this is top secret at the moment, as we develop the technology, but for now enjoy creating your own vision of this brilliant play by one of the best playwrights; William Shakespeare.
The interactive app puts users at the heart of the theatre process as a director but allows you to explore your own creativity as set, costume, lighting and sound designer.
As well as building a scene, the app provides an insight into the skills of theatre, how the magic is created. Industry insights including why warm or cold lighting might affect a scene and its tone, how costume impacts how an audience sees a character and why the layout of the set can influence how you tell a story. Along the way, use the “tips” button to receive advice from real industry professionals from each field of work.
Ever wanted to try your hand at costume design? The Inside Theatre app allows to create your own costume for the show: pick style, colours, and shapes as our costume designer guides you along the way (our virtual seamster will make it for you – otherwise known as the costume wizards).
Theatre sets are awesome. We love them. So have a go at creating your own with blocks, rostra, steps (treads we call them in theatre, because we like to be different) and all sorts of fun features.
Our pro set designer will give you some tips about where to place things. Place objects, rotate them, and add some artwork with our virtual scenic artist. There’s 100s of different combinations to try.
Did you know that it’s someone’s job to decide what the lights look like in theatre? It’s called a lighting designer and now it’s you turn to be one! Experiment with fancy things like colours, size, strength of the beam and placement of the set on set.
Sometimes you don’t even realise there’s sound playing when you’re watching a show. But a simple bird sound can make you believe we’re outdoors. It helps your imagination. That’s why we have sound designers and composers. They’re the people that add the background sound. Experiment with the music/sounds within the app and see how it impacts the show.
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