Lights, Camera, Magic!

  • Free
  • Workshop
  • 14 to 19-year-olds
Photograph of three young women seated and standing around the table handling a piece of cloth. They are looking down at the table, smiling and enjoying the event.
Saturday Studio workshop, Thomas S.G. Farnetti. Source: Wellcome.

What you’ll do

Discover the tricks of illusion used by set designers in magic and theatre, from scene painting to model making, props and digital tricks. 

In the earlier session use these creative techniques to build the story of an abandoned house and create your own scenic element for the model.

In the later session, discover the role of set design in staging magic, and think like a set designer to reimagine a famous trick.

About your facilitator

Photograph of Emeline Beroud

Emeline Beroud

Emeline Beroud is an artist and theatre designer based in London. Her artwork delves into the human condition and the imagination, and she has exhibited in group shows in London and Edinburgh. She is currently a member of the National Youth Theatre.



Need to know


We’ll be in the Studio on level 1. When you enter Wellcome Collection, head up the stairs or take the lift, then follow the signs.

Saturday Studio sign-up

Each workshop has 25 spaces available and you can sign up from 13:30 in the Studio. Places are given out on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you’re visiting the museum with a parent, guardian or support worker, they are welcome to drop you off at our Studio. If you’d like someone to support you during the session, just let us know in advance of the session or on the day.

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