Set the Scene and A Taste of Shakespeare

 Setting the Scene & 

 A Taste of Shakespeare 

Tuesday 4 April, 10am – 5pm

Think the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland is just about acting and music? Think again! ‘Set The Scene’ will give you a hands-on introduction to Production Arts and Design.

Perfect for aspiring scenic artists, prop makers, stage carpenters, costume makers, and set and costume designers. If you enjoy Art and Design, Technology, Woodwork or Metalwork at school, you’ll love this!


  • Roadmap to the Production Arts Masterclass with Ros Maddison 
  • Tour of Wallace Studios (Ros Maddison) 
  • Introduction to Shakespeare with Liz Carruthers 
  • Set Design with Alisa Kalyanova

Set The Scene

Ros Maddison has been leading the Conservatoire’s production programmes since 2002. She has worked extensively throughout Scotland as a Stage and Production Manager including projects with Dundee Rep Theatre, the Tron Theatre, SYT and many others. At Come and Try, Ros will lead a Roadmap to the Production Arts Masterclass which will give an overview into the process of designing and making a performance come to life. Ros will also a lead a tour of Wallace Studios where you will see everything that goes on behind the scenes including set building, props and costumes!

Alisa Kalyanova is a Glasgow based theatre designer who studied Set and Costume Design at the RCS. She is still actively involved with many RCS performances including this year’s ‘The Taming of the Shrew’ and ‘The Summoning of ~Everyman’. For Come and Try, Alisa will host a Set Design Workshop where we will get hands-on and build a set!

A Taste of Shakespeare

Liz Carruthers is a regular panel member for auditions for the BA Acting at RCS. She has been a theatre director for nearly 30 years. Her work has been seen at the Citizens Theatre, The Tron, The Traverse, The Gate Theatre and venues all over Scotland and England. At Come and Try, Liz will share A Taste Of Shakespeare – an ideal workshop for anyone interested in exploring Shakespeare more as an actor, director, or theatre-maker!