Set Building

Set Build

Everyone involved in building the set feels a sense of satisfaction on seeing a bare and open piece of ground converted into a vibrant set that works for, and engages, both audience and actors alike. It is a vital piece of the show’s dramatic jigsaw and brings the Director’s vision to life.

We make good use of volunteers with relevant skills e.g. builders, chippies, painters etc. but the majority of those who help with the set are enthusiastic amateurs who love to be part of the creative process. Have a look at our past sets and see what has been achieved.

Set build starts in early May and Volunteers travel to the Island every Sunday morning on the ferry from Poole. Tea and coffee is provided, we bring our own lunch and eat together, making this a really enjoyable social occasion – the chance to meet and make new friends.

Auditions and Open Evenings are held every year in January, however you can join us at any time during the year using our crew sign up form.

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Get Involved. Acting


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For those who prefer to be behind the scenes but still want to feel the excitement, this vital role will give you the buzz of performance. The stage crew is key to a successful production.

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Get Involved - Costume. A period dress costume is displayed on a mannequin.


If you love stunning fabrics, accessories, and jewellery you’ll find an outlet for your creativity.

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Front of House

The Front of House team is there to meet and great members of the public coming to see the performance on Brownsea Island.

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Get Involved - Lighting. Lighting being rigged in the lighting tower.


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Get Involved- Publicity. Articles on BOAT appear in magazines.


We are always looking for new people with or without specific skills because publicity for BOAT is non -stop year round.

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