internships in london theatre

internships in london theatre

Across the UK this summer, we’re giving you access to free theatre and cinema tickets through our Summer Internships scheme.

If you’re aged 18-25 and want to work in theatre and film, free access to performances is just a fraction of what’s on offer from our Summer Internships scheme.

Across the UK this summer, we’re giving you access to free theatre and cinema tickets through our Summer Internships scheme. This is your opportunity to be part of some amazing shows and working backstage. You’ll also get valuable experience in the arts industry.

The internships are open-ended placements where you choose how long you want to do them for. They start from 4th July and end on 2nd September 2017 with a minimum of 15 hours per week for 6 weeks. The best thing is they’re all paid!

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So if you fancy a busy summer working alongside industry professionals then look no further. Free training will be provided, so don’t worry if your knowledge of theatre and film isn’t up to scratch yet – it soon will be!

To take part in a Summer Internship, you need to be:

To take part in our Summer Internships, you need to be:

  • Aged 18 – 26 years old
  • Committed to attending all sessions of the programme from Monday 2nd July to Friday 13th July 2018
  • Interested in theatre and arts education

All participants will receive a stipend of £500 for their time on the programme. You will also be provided with mentoring, training and support through your placement, as well as resources and materials that can be taken into further education or employment.If you have any questions please email / call 0207 557 6700We are no longer accepting applications for this internship programme

eligible for the Access to Work grant (contact your Job centre Plus work coach or speak to one of our course advisors to find out if you are eligible).

In order to be eligible for this grant you will need to have been a legal resident of the UK, or an EEA or Swiss national for at least 3 years. You must also be eligible for the government Access to Work grant and able to demonstrate that you meet the criteria. To find out if you are eligible please contact your Job centre Plus work coach or speak to one of our course advisors on 0207 419 4841.

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available between Monday 4th July and Friday 2nd September.

The internship runs for 6 weeks and you must be able to attend the theatre every day between Monday 4th July and Friday 2nd September.

Interns will need to arrange their own transport to and from the theatre in London, as well as your own accommodation.

As an intern, you will gain a unique insight into the world of professional theatre and learn more about working behind-the-scenes of a production.

able to commit to a minimum of 15 hours per week for 6 weeks.

An internship is a short-term role that allows you to gain experience in a specific field. In the theatre industry, an internship provides a unique insight into the inner workings of particular areas of the arts. You can learn about roles such as directing, producing, stage management and lighting by working alongside experienced professionals and observing their roles first hand.

With 15 hours per week for 6 weeks, you can get training in being on stage or working behind the scenes. As well as learning new skills, you will be able to build relationships with those who work in various roles within the theatre industry. These connections can help you further your future career.

interested in working backstage in theatre.

If you’re interested in working backstage in a theatre, you’ll need to have a passion for the subject and be willing to work hard. You also need to be able to work as part of a team: no one on stage can see what’s happening offstage, so everyone involved has to keep communication lines open at all times. It’s essential that you can learn quickly and take direction.

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If you are selected for an internship, you will receive a training programme and will have the chance to see shows from our Summer Season, including Terry Pratchett’s Hogfather and The Wind In the Willows.

If selected for the internship, you will work alongside a professional production team and be assigned a specific role to assist with. You will receive a training programme, written copy of your role to refer to throughout the internship, and have access to our tickets scheme which allows you to watch other shows from the Summer Season.

At the end of your internship you will receive a certificate and reference if requested.

By applying today you could get backstage at a leading London theatre.

You can apply today to work with one of the UK’s leading London theatres, backstage at a regional theatre or out in the community. Here’s who you could be working with:

  • Royal Court Theatre
  • National Theatre
  • Globe Theatre
  • Young Vic Theater Company
  • The Print Room

Find out more about our industry partners on our internships in London page.

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