ISTA presents...

Hamburg Studio - Technical theatre and production

May 9 - May 9, 2020

Artistic information

Technical theatre and production

During this one day workshop, we will focus on the different specialities that Theatre technology has to offer. Why are they so important and so often neglected? From the ubiquitous lighting design to modern video mapping techniques, we will explore the specialisms and the intention behind each application. The theory that informs each artistic choice and the impact they can have in an audience. This workshop will include approaches to teaching, exercises as well as games and tips and tricks on how to transform your theatre studio into a versatile performing arts classroom.

Learning outcomes
1. To understand lighting terms and equipment and an easy way to teach its patching.
2. To understand the difference and importance of intensity, position, angle and direction and how to address them as a designer and/or director.
3. To understand sound terms and equipment and easy ways to teach its patching.
4. To develop approaches to sound in your classroom and how this resonates on a stage.
5. To develop approaches to teaching, creating exercises and games as well as tips and tricks on how to transform your theatre studio in a versatile Performing Arts classroom.
6. To explore set design: demystifying its mysteries!

Target audience
Theatre Arts teachers
This workshop will have particular relevance to teachers of DP Theatre; however all MS/HS Theatre teachers will find value in the offer.

About your workshop leader
Rui Cunha has worked in theatre for a number of years, being part of the backstage crew of countless productions, working as a light designer and as a technical coordinator. In addition, Rui is an educator and has a strong passion in helping students understand and use technology as a vehicle (symbol) to communicate the meaning of ideas.

Session outline
Session #1

Session #2

Session #3
Video mapping

Session #4
Set design

Important information

School address
International School Hamburg
Hemmingstedter Weg 130
22609 Hamburg

School website

The event starts at 8:45am on Saturday 9th May 2020
The event finishes at 4:45pm on Saturday 9th May 2020

Event Coordinator
Sophie Galton

For participants
Registration is now open.
Registration closes Friday 1st May 2020.
Places are limited, so please register early.
Participants should plan to attend the workshop in its entirety.
If travelling from outside the host city, please organise travel and accommodation accordingly.



Registration fees
ISTA members – GBP £175.
Non ISTA members – GBP £192.50.

Please note
Registration fees include lunch and tea/coffee breaks.
Any bookings or amendments taken in the six weeks prior to the event will incur an additional GBP £50 late booking/amendment surcharge, subject to availability.

Travel and visas

For participants
Local teachers will travel daily.
Overseas teachers will need to organise international and daily travel accordingly.
Overseas teachers will need to ensure they have the correct visa to enter Germany.


For participants
Overseas participants will be responsible for booking any accommodation required to attend this workshop. We advise booking accommodation close to the workshop venue.


For participants
Lunch will be provided on the day of the workshop; along with coffee/tea breaks throughout the day.
Breakfast and dinner are not provided.

Download & Forms

Please find below the relevant documentation for you to download:


Starts on Saturday 09 May at 08:45
Finishes on Saturday 09 May at 16:45 .


International School Hamburg
Hemmingstedter Weg 130
22609 Hamburg


• Samantha Ward