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Working backstage involves just as much hard work as being on stage. A large team come together every show to provide set design and construction; lighting, sound and effects; and the glittering assortment of costumes required for every show.
KATS are lucky to have several venues available, each offering different challenges.
- Bucklebury Memorial Hall is great for smaller productions, and requires all set and equipment to be brought in.
- Kennet School is a well equiped school hall, and KATS crew spend 2 days converting it into a theatre. Lighting, sound and set all have many options available, and we are proud of the professional level of technical production we can achieve.
- New Greenham Arts is a 120-seat studio space, which includes all technical equipment. Although less challenging than larger venues, a lot can be achieved in this intimate venue.
- Newbury Corn Exchange is a professional theatre, which KATS have been lucky enough to perform in on several occasions. This is where our larger productions are taken, and set is usually hired which keeps the stage crew busy. Full lighting and sound equipment is available, as the group take over the venue for the week. Staff are always available to assist with all technical aspects of the show, which we are very appreciative of!
Regular helpers include those shown below, with many more members who have done their bit over the years.
A friendly society, cast and crew all chip in together.