Students create ‘From Page to Stage’ exhibition at Darlington Hippodrome
An exhibition giving a glimpse behind the scenes of the world of theatre created by students from the production design and costume design degree courses at The Northern School of Art is now on show at Darlington Hippodrome.
‘From Page to Stage’ has been created by students on the BA (Hons) Costume Interpretation with Design and BA (Hons) Production Design for Stage and Screen degrees and is aimed at guiding people through the fascinating process of design for theatre, stage and screen.
Norman Austick, Production Design Lecturer at The Northern School of Art, said that the School’s production design and costume design courses often work with Darlington Hippodrome on exhibitions as well as creating installations at Theatre Hullabaloo next door.
“This latest collaborative show by our students illustrates the journey from script to the stage and has involved students from all year groups as well as some graduates.
“It’s a wonderful way to showcase the work of our students and have their creative talents seen by industry, with the touring theatre companies who visit, as well as the theatre-going public.”
Darlington Hippodrome’s Heritage Learning and Engagement Officer, Cait Barratt, said the theatre was delighted to be working with The Northern School of Art on this project.
“It is wonderful to see shows and performers of the past come to life again through the skill and vision of the students,” she added. “Our audiences are being given a rare behind the scenes look into the fascinating world of set design and costumes, with several of our visitors already using the exhibition as inspiration for their own creative projects.”
Running until October, the exhibition is situated in the Darlington Hippodrome galleries at Parkgate, Darlington DL1 1RR and is free to view.
Darlington Hippodrome is a grade II listed Edwardian theatre. Opening in 1907 as the New Hippodrome and Palace Theatre of Variety, the theatre represents the most complete and important surviving early twentieth century theatres in the British Isles. Following a £13.7 million restoration in 2016, the Hippodrome has been able to celebrate its heritage through exhibitions, specialist projects and new partnerships.