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Oli Cooper In the National Theatre Lyttleton Stalls

Oli Cooper In the National Theatre Lyttleton Stalls

ABOUT Oli & OCTheatrical

My name is Oli Cooper, and welcome to oCTheatrical.

Here is a little of my story.

Since an early age I have always had an interested in design, technology and theatre. of course as I grew up my interests only got stronger, this eventually lead to me apply to train at the Central School of Speech & Drama [07-10] with a specialism of Technical and Production Management.

Since Graduation I have worked in a variety of roles throughout the Theatre & Events industry focusing on areas including Carpentry, Rigging, Automation.

in more recents years, I began to focus on draughting as in my previous roles i became Frustrated with the lack of clear Information been Provide to teams at the installation of projects. I applied & became a  Project Draughtsman at the National Theatre, here I Primarily worked with Autodesk AutoCAD, and during my time at the NT I Developed my 2D & 3D CAD Software skills, as well as industry style design & Construction Drawings. after 5 Years at the NT I decided to continue Developing my skills by focusing on Construction at Illusion Design and Construct, & it was here that I saw the major challenges faced by Commercial Operations compared with Arts Funded Theatres.

It has been The challenges and Experiences over my career which have led me to the founding of OCTheatrical, which is a Draughting & 3D Printing service, specialising but not Restricted to the Theatre & Events Industry. its our goal in every project to act as the bridge between Creative and commercial Aspirations of projects , allowing Both sides to Effectively deliver Projects.


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