Theatre Skills Award nominations open

Celebrating fantastic mentors and managers in the theatre industry, The Creative and Cultural Skills Awards 2016 have opened nominations for their Theatre Skills Award.

Nominees should be individuals who work within the industry and strive to provide young people with the opportunity to work and learn in the creative industries. They must also ensure that employers benefit from a skilled generation of talent and help the industries continue on a course of economic growth.shutterstock_134693633 (1)

Last year’s winner of the Theatre Skills Award was Geoffrey Joyce of British Theatre Technicians. Judges were particularly impressed by Joyce’s ability to pioneer a training provision, helping young people find a suitable route into the creative industries.

‘The technical theatre sector can now rely upon an introductory training provision which was developed primarily through the dedication of this one theatre practitioner and trainer,’ said the final judging panel of Joyce. ‘Geoffrey’s achievements are truly outstanding and the theatre sector is in debt to him.’

If you know an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the creative industries, you can nominate them for the Theatre Skills Award until Friday 8 January 2016. The prestigious ceremony will be held at The Backstage Centre on 2 March 2016. It is free to nominate someone; to do so, simply download the nomination form at


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