September – December 2021

Suitable for P6-7s (composite classes of P5/6s can also apply). 

We are delighted that Set Design Challenge will be returning this year. This is an exciting opportunity for pupils to be inspired by a professional Theatre Designer and our magnificent in-house Technical Team. 

Pupils will be invited on a tour of the theatre where they will see behind-the-scenes, and learn more about the technical side of how a show is put together. 

In school, they will work in teams to create their own set design for our 2021 pantomime production Cinderella. Our Theatre Designer will offer one in-school session to support pupils in the creation of their designs; before the children are invited into the theatre to share their final designs and receive feedback from our team. 

Teachers will be offered a CPD session to develop their own technical skills; and to discover more about how the theatre can be used as a technical resource. 

Applications to be involved in Set Design Challenge will open in March. Capacity may be reduced from previous years in order to comply with COVID-19 guidelines. 

Early September: Visit to Perth Theatre; and Teachers’ CPD.
October – November: set designs created in schools
End of November: images of designs submitted to Perth Theatre for display
Early December: Visit to Perth Theatre for presentation and celebration of the designs created

Please note this is a draft timetable; dates may be subject to change.

If you have any queries, please email