Sets at Bedlam vary from large-scale conversions of the entire space, to a table and a few chairs, and everything in between. We have the tools, resources, and community available to help anyone interested in set design, management or scenic carpentry get involved!
The best way to get involved is to come to the get-ins of the weekly shows performed at Bedlam. A get-in is the time when we prepare the theatre for the upcoming production. This involves building and painting sets while the technicians rig the lights and prepare the rest of the technical equipment. Some shows will have more to do than others but there will usually be a job you can do. The best way to find out what’s going on is to join the Bedlam Backstage Facebook group and check out any get-in events posted there.
Before you can use any of the tools in Bedlam you’ll need to be a member and get tool-trained by the Set Manager. This can usually be done at a get-in but also feel free to ask the Set Manager about organising a session at some other time. It’s handy to be tool trained if you’re interested in any aspect of backstage as it means you’re free to help out with anything at a get-in.
Some things covered in the training:
- Using drills
- Using the bench saw
- Using the jig saw
- Using the track saw
If you have any Questions or want to know more don’t hesitate to get in touch with our Set Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Watch some of our recent timelapses of sets going up and down below!