• Role

    Creative Learning

  • Salary

    £150 per day

  • Type

    Freelance / Contractor

  • Interview Process

    1 Interview:

  • Closing Date

    04-03-2020 at 23:59

  • Location

    Sunderland Empire, High Street West
    Tyne and Wear
    SR1 3EX

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Sunderland Empire is a spectacular grade two listed, large scale receiving house venue, hosting a vibrant programme featuring touring theatre such as Disney’s Lion King and National Theatres War Horse, as well as comedy, music and community performances.

Sunderland Empire Creative Learning & Community Partnerships (CLCP) is a dynamic department which delivers an award winning programme of locally driven, nationally significant cultural education, both in house and on outreach throughout the region. 

CLCP are thrilled to be in the process of launching Sunderland Empire Stages ‘Bugsy Malone’; a two week intensive programme which will engage over 100 young people aged between 8 and 18.

The programme will comprise of a 2 week intensive rehearsal process 17th – 29th Aug in a large scale production, to be performed on the iconic Sunderland Empire stage:

  • 28 August (Evening)
  • 29 August (Matinee and Evening)

We are seeking to work collaboratively with creative specialists to join a Creative Team to support the running and delivery of Sunderland Empire Stages.

We welcome interest from the following creative specialists:

  • Musical Director (Musical Theatre)
  • Choreographer (Musical Theatre)
  • Director (Musical Theatre)

We are looking for Creative Team members whose facilitation style can be tailored to a very wide cross section of young people, with an awareness of the wider cultural and social development of Sunderland, as well as an understanding of the needs of the local community.

You will also be concerned with supporting the talent development of young performers, harnessing the rehearsal phase to build performance skills and confidence, through a fun and rewarding experience where all members of the ensemble are valued and recognised.


As well as individuals, we would also be delighted to consider applications from established Creative Teams/organisations with appropriate experience delivering high quality work of this nature with young people.

Successful candidates will work in collaboration with the Creative Learning & Community Partnerships Team; supporting our commitment to effective and meaningful working partnerships. 

Main Purpose:

As a passionate, reliable and engaging member of the Creative Team you will support the CLCP department in developing a 2 week rehearsal process in August 2020 at Sunderland Empire Theatre, including 3 large scale performances on the Sunderland Empire main stage.

With the support of the CLCP department, you will be responsible for implementing the delivery of Sunderland Empire Stages rehearsal process, and the execution of 3 live performances.

You will also provide insight and support during auditions for the project (held 8th & 9th April), and throughout the lead up. It is therefore essential that applicants are available on the following dates:

  • 8 - 9 April August for auditions of young people aged 8 - 18.
  • 17 – 29 August 2020 for rehearsals including 3 performances.

For further details, please refer to the job description.

Please note that the successful candidates will need to provide references and evidence of a successful Disclosure and Barring Service/PVG check.

ATG is an equal opportunities employer.

Closing Date

04-03-2020 at 23:59

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