Theatrical Carpentry


Strong theatrical carpentry skills are essential to creating sets and props that capture the theatre goers imagination.

During the introductory, one-week course, participants will learn skills and practice a variety of techniques used by scenic carpenters:

  • Interpret set designs and develop working drawings from them;

  • Explore and practice basic carpentry skills: measuring, cutting, shaping, fitting and fastening;

  • Train in the safe and effective use of power tools and equipment;

  • Experiment with a variety of construction materials and methods;

  • Build basic set pieces such as flats, stage decking, windows, doors and sculptural elements.

During the Intermediate one-week course, participants will expand on the above skills. In addition participants will:

  • Explore more three-dimensional carpentry techniques;

  • Create challenging set pieces such as curved flats, wheels, functioning doors and arched windows.


Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Location: Factory163,

              163 King Street,

              Stratford N5A 4S2

Target enrollment: 6 students

For more information, contact:
Susan Starkweather, Program Advisor

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