Course Description

Whether you’ve got some experience or if you’re just interested in the thought of possibly one day doing some interpreting in theatre or at large scale events, this is an informative and supportive session.

When you get that call to interpret a performance, what do you need to ask the theatre – and indeed yourself – before you can accept? What practical issues might you need to address? How can you communicate effectively with the theatre to ensure you have what you need on the night?

In this webinar Sarah will take you through the process of theatre interpreting from start to finish.

You will also have the opportunity to learn skills which you can transfer to the other domains you work in. Sarah aims to inspire confidence, provide a space to share experience (whether new to this domain or not) and foster a supportive environment.



Completion of this course will give you a minimum of 2 hours' structured CPD points. You will also be provided with a number of resources for you to gain further unstructured CPD points. 


This course is available for 90 days from the date you purchased it.


Sarah Gatford

With over 20 years of experience as a BSL/English interpreter, Sarah started her career working in education at both Further and Higher Education levels. She then went on to work in the community, which amongst other areas is where she started to work in theatre. Having qualified from Durham University with a Post Graduate Advanced Diploma in BSL/English interpreting, she went on to work in a freelance capacity.Sarah’s theatre work has taken her all over the UK and she runs workshops to inspire others who have an interest in working in the theatre. Her interest in theatre has led her to develop and produce 2 visual theatre shows specifically for Deaf and Autistic young people on the topic of internet safety.  They will be on tour in Spring 2017.Sarah also runs her own interpreting, consultancy and training business while having 2 teenage daughters and an extremely supportive partner who also has 2 daughters. Life is busy and full of exciting challenges!

Course curriculum

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    £25.00Performance Interpreting: A Foot in Both Worlds

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