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Theatre Design Studio

Theatre Design Studio started as a pilot program in 2020 with partnering schools in collaboration with The Old Globe’s Production and Arts Engagement Departments. After excellent attendance and interest, TDS returns this year to all interested high school students and recent graduates. Theatre Design Studio is an intensive program that looks at the design components of theatre. Each week will feature a different subject: set design, costume design, and prop design. Students will attend lectures and participate in group activities that will lead to a final project based on each week’s focus. Students who complete their session will receive a certificate of completion and will be offered additional activities and access to Old Globe staff to enrich this opportunity further.

In our continuing effort to make theatre matter to more people, the Theatre Design Studio is provided free of charge to all students thanks to our generous donors.

Summer Theatre Design Studio 
June 21 – July 8
Tuesdays through Fridays 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
In-Person at The Old Globe in Balboa Park

Session One  (June 21-June 24, 2022) - Costume Design: Students will be given an overview of the costume design process. Join us to learn how to think like a costume designer, develop and present a theatrical costume design.

Session Two (June 28-July 1, 2022) - Set Design: This week will focus on the art and craft of scenic design. Students will develop design composition and model-making skills.

Session Three (July 5-July 8, 2022) - Props Design and Fabrication: Through hands-on projects, we will explore the art and craft of making stage props.

Thank you for your interest in Theatre Design Studio! The application window has now closed. Please check back in January 2023 when we release applications for next summer. To be added to the notification list, please email Studio@TheOldGlobe.org.

COVID-19 Information: In order to align with The Old Globe’s COVID-19 Safety policy, participants must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 unless a medical exemption applies.