Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search


The Lighting and Sound Theatre Club

The Lighting and Sound Theatre Club

After successfully running the Lighting and Sound Theatre Club for 8 – 12 year olds at Ridgway School for most of last year and continuing this year, A.D.D.U. (Across the Ditch from Down Under) Productions are privileged to offer this unique programme to other schools in the Wellington region.

The club is run once a week at the student’s school for an hour (for primary aged students) or an hour and a half (for secondary aged schools) after the end of a school day.

During these sessions the students are facilitated though the basics of lighting, sound, scenery construction, publicity and design. The goal for the students (with adult supervision and support) is to put on an event that the other school students can attend two times a year. One of which is a fundraiser for the school.

After running the club successfully at Ridgway school the Theatre Club members have produced a simulated radio production of “Badjelly The Witch” by Spike Milligan and two school discos.

The Theatre Club at Ridgway School at present is learning how a sound system and lighting rig is put together and what each component does. This is followed by basic set design and construction techniques. The goal is produce, design, set up and operate a dance for the whole school at the end of term 2.

The cost

There is a small charge per student per session; $2.00 for primary school age and $3.00 per secondary school age student.

This covers the cost of maintaining the equipment and any supplies required (but not hireage of a workspace). We ask that a room or enclosed space be provided free of charge to help keep the cost for each student down.

The Facilitator

Stuart Hamilton worked and trained in the professional theatrical industry for 8 years before the birth of his second child in 2001, for which he became a full time househusband. He then re-trained refocused and equipped A.D.D.U. Productions. Currently he is completing the animation course at Bowerman School of Design while developing a client base.

A.D.D.U. Productions

A.D.D.U. Productions is a not for profit business with two goals;

1. To offer groups basic lighting, sound, rigging, scenery, crewing and tutorship for a donation. Reducing the technical requirements compromises due to budgetary constraints.

To facilitate the learning of people from the age of eight years in the basics of Lighting, Sound, Scenery, Publicity and Design in a fun focussed group environment. Enabling them to develop an awareness and skill base for working on future theatrical productions. Along with developing their lateral thinking, problem solving and work as part of a group skills.

How to contact us

By email

© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


Scoop Review Of Books: Salt River Songs by Sam Hunt

Colin Hogg, a longtime comrade of Sam, writes in his Introduction that, ‘There is a lot of death in this collection of new poems by my friend Sam Hunt. It’s easier to count the poems here that don’t deal with the great destroyer than it is to point to the ones that do.’ More>>

Electronica: Restoring The World’s First Recorded Computer Music

University of Canterbury Distinguished Professor Jack Copeland and UC alumni and composer Jason Long have restored the earliest known recording of computer-generated music, created more than 65 years ago using programming techniques devised by Alan Turing. More>>


Scoop Review Of Books: Almost Getting Away With Murder

The Black Widow by Lee-Anne Cartier: Lee-Anne Cartier is the sister of the Christchurch man found to have been murdered by his wife, Helen Milner, after an initial assumption by police that his death, in 2009, was suicide. More>>

Howard Davis: Triple Echo - The Malevich/Reinhardt/Hotere Nexus

Howard Davis: The current juxtaposition of works by Ralph Hotere and Ad Reinhardt at Te Papa perfectly exemplifies Jean Michel Massing's preoccupation with the transmigration of imagery in a remarkable triple echo effect... More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Nō Tāu Manawa

Vaughan Rapatahana responds to Fale Aitu | Spirit House by Tusiata Avi: "fa’afetai Tusiata, fa’afetai, / you’ve swerved & served us a masterclass corpus / through graft / of tears & fears..." More>>

9 Golds - 21 Medals: NZ Team Celebrates As Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Close

The entire New Zealand Paralympic Team, led by kiwi sprinter and double gold medallist Liam Malone as flag bearer, are on the bus to the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro for the Closing Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. There, they will celebrate the fantastic successes of the past 10 days. More>>


New Zealand Improv Festival: The Festival Of Moments To Return To The Capital

The eighth incarnation of the New Zealand Improv Festival comes to BATS Theatre this 4-8 October , with a stellar line-up of spontaneous theatre and instant comedy performed and directed by top improvisors from around New Zealand and the world. More>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news