National Theatre to hold event to attract more BAME voice coaches

Lakh Baddhan

Senior Editor


The National Theatre is holding an event this month to attract performers from BAME (black, Asian and minority ethnic) backgrounds for a role as a voice coach.

The Stage reports head of Voice at National Theatre, Jeannette Nelson, saying she was only aware of four experienced BAME voice coaches working professionally in UK theatres.

Nelson said, “We’ve always needed more diversity in theatre voice coaching, and this is being recognised more by directors and theatre companies across the board.

“I would be delighted to see lots of people who are even just interested come to the event. There’s no commitment.

“We’re happy for people to come and talk to us and hear about the training and the career, which can be part-time, some people still work as performers and voice coaches as well.”

The event takes place in Olivier stalls foyer at the National Theatre on Monday 23rd September between 14:30 – 16:30.