Mad Hatter Makeup at Theatrical Make-up and Hair Course by The Iver Academy


Learn how to create showstopping looks for theatre and the performing arts in this one week industry short course. You’ll be taught how to put together characters using expert make-up techniques and wigs, to create character looks specifically for the Theatre.

During this stage make-up course, you will have master classes taught by visiting experts in the field.

At the end of the short course, you will have the professional skills to create a selection of theatrical looks using the correct techniques and will have gained experience putting together make-up and hair looks for the Theatre.

Entry requirements: Must be aged 18+ 

Course Payment: A full payment is required to secure a place on any make-up course. We have several options to help fund your make-up course including interest-free payment plans, bursaries, and loans.

Please note that we regrettably have limited places for this course, so it is advisable to apply for your course early to avoid disappointment.


  • Theatre and Performing Arts

    This course will take place over 1 week.

    • Techniques for blocking out eyebrows
    • Theatrical make-up techniques including ageing
    • Performance art workshop with hands-on projects
    • Theatre wig application and quick change tricks and tips

    This course is also a part of our most Advanced Certification in Make-up and Hair Artistry

    Please note we may occasionally change advertised tutors or vary the content of the course to suit the demands of the industry.

Course Tutors

Our fantastic course tutors have a huge passion for their job, and they have amassed years of experience working as theatrical make-up and hair artists with the latest products and techniques used in today’s industry. Our tutors regularly work in the TV, film, fashion and theatre industry, and you will be learning from them in the friendly, informal atmosphere of our practical, hands-on training workshops. As we’re based at Pinewood Studios, our studios are right in the heart of the UK’s film industry, so there really is no better place to immerse yourself in the craft.

All our class demonstrations are projected onto an HD screen, allowing every student to have a close-up view of the action. Students are encouraged to practice all the new techniques they learn with our tutors, who will then view & assess their finished work on an HD screen under studio lighting conditions. Our tutors will then provide constructive feedback on each completed task to help students learn and improve their skills.

View our award-winning teaching team

Make-up and Character Hair for a Theatre Performance Applied by an Iver Academy Trained Artist
Victorian Era look for a Theatre performance Creaded by an Iver Academy Trained Artist
The Mad Hatter Look Created by an Iver Academy Trained Artist


All the tools, make-up and materials needed to complete this course will be provided during each lesson. 

Starting your professional career as a qualified theatrical make-up and hair artist

At The Iver Academy, you don’t just benefit from the best tutors in the industry; our placement agency helps students find real industry work experience and placements once they have finished their theatrical make-up course. Your placements will be relevant to the skills you have learned during during this short theatrical make-up course. This is a free service that is available to all graduates of our courses.

Visit our aftercare page for more information on the ways we can help students find vital hands-on industry experience.

1 week tuition

Our industry short course covering all the basic skills you need to create professional hair and make-up looks for theatre and the performing arts.

Start: Jun 06 2022 Start: Oct 17 2022 Start: Feb 13 2023
Tuition & Dates

Jun 06 2022 - Jun 10 2022  

Monday - Friday

Oct 17 2022 - Oct 21 2022  

Tuesday - Friday

Feb 13 2023 - Feb 17 2023  

Monday - Friday



inc. VAT

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