Greater Derry Arts Council

Workshops

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Periodically the Greater Derry Arts Council sponsors an annual series of workshops in theatrical lighting and sound.

We currently do not have any sheduled but check back often or send us an email by clicking on the banner above and we will place you on the list to be notified when workshops become available.

These workshops are free, but do require advance registration. Participation in the workshops is open to anyone with an interest.  The workshops also constitute one element of the Certified Production Staff program for the Derry Opera House.

Each year the basic lighting and sound workshops are repeated.

Basic Sound Workshop

This workshop will introduce the concepts, practices and equipment Typically used in theatrical sound design and production. The Material will cover basic technology, including audio signaling standards, microphones, mixers, outboard processing equipment, amplifiers and speakers.

The morning session will be a lecture with examples, and the afternoon session will be a practical lab exercise.
Click here for a link to the presentation slides for the Basic Sound Workshop (PDF format).

Basic Lighting Workshop

This workshop will introduce the concepts, practices and equipment typically used in theatrical lighting design and production. The material will cover basic technology, including types of lamps and lighting instruments, dimming and control systems, cabling and power distribution and basic elements of execution, such as hanging and focusing lights.

The morning session will be a lecture with examples, and the afternoon session will be a practical lab exercise.
Click here for a link to the presentation slides for Basic Lighting  Workshop (PDF format).

We often schedule Intermediate level workshops, with selected advanced topics.  These will change from year to year.