Props at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama is taught by Pat Shammon.  Pat Shammon

Pat Shammon is a graduate of Nottingham Trent University. He has worked professionally as a Propmaker for over 20 years. He has worked for the English National Opera, Musica Nel Chiostro and Nottingham Playhouse plus many independent touring companies.

Pat gained a Professional Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher and Professional Education in 2011.

What is Prop Making?

Prop makers make all of the specific props required for theatre, TV and film. 

Prop makers can be called upon to make anything, absolutely anything , from small hand held items like chalk slates  Russian tea glasses, and votive candles upto and including the treasures of Tutankhamun’s tomb.

Props help tell the story by providing context and social commentary and as such prop makers work closely with the designer to achieve a finished product that looks and feels just right.  Prop makers work with a vast range of mateirals and processes and are skills in a variety of areas.

Skills include sculpting, carving, casting, carpentry, welding, sewing, upholstery and painting to name but a few…

Leave a comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at


at Guildhall School of Music & Drama

Guildhall Theatre Technology Blog

Theatre Technology pathway blog at Guildhall School


The Guildhall School of Music & Drama's Prop Making Weblog

Armadillo Artifacts

Relics and curios.

Design Realisation (Scenic Art, Scenic Construction and Prop Making)

Step backstage into the workshops at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama

%d bloggers like this: