As part of our CYP programme, we are thrilled to be opening our doors and offering work experience placements to local young people. Each year, we will invite three young people (Year 10/11) to join us for one week to experience the following:
- Observe rehearsals in the theatre
- Shadow various staff in different roles including producing, marketing, box office and development
- Complete an independent project (all three students together) which will be presented to the theatre staff
However, as one of the few theatre venues offering work experience in the region, there is fierce competition for these places. Due to this (and to offer a professional experience to all those interested) there is an application process. As a young person, you will be expected to complete and submit an application form yourself and then the shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview. Successful candidates will be notified shortly after this.
In July 2016, Matt Coleclough joined us for work experience:
“The experience as a whole was an enjoyable one, especially being able to draw upon the expertise of professionals within theatre, and being able to pull back the curtain on the industry’s inner workings. I would recommend this placement to anyone wishing to discover more about what goes on behind the scenes in theatre.”
APPLICATIONS FOR 2017 PLACEMENTS ARE NOW CLOSED
We will be offering placements in June/July 2018 and applications will open in November 2017.