Q. Who is work experience for?
These opportunities have been designed for school students in Year 10 or above who are required to take on a work experience opportunity. If you are at university you may be interested in our university placements information instead. At present we don’t offer any coordinated work experience or career changer programmes for adults, but if you have a query about this please contact our HR team.
Q. Do you have any volunteering opportunities?
As we are a commercial organization we don’t offer volunteering opportunities. We hope you’d be interested in some of our work opportunities which you can find by using our Job Search. Alternatively we can recommend Do-It.org or Reach to find volunteering opportunities in your area.
Q. Are you able to host my work experience for more than one week?
If you are still at school we are not able to host you for more than one week. This is so that we can ensure as many people as possible get an opportunity to take part, as we receive more applications than we can host.
Q. There isn’t a vacancy advertised at the time I wanted, or in the theatre near me.
Unfortunately this means we’re not able to offer an opportunity at that time, or in that particular venue. If you can, please take a look at our other theatres, or the links below for some other organisations you could contact.
Q. Are there any jobs I could do at the theatre instead of or after work experience?
Yes, although for most of our roles you must be aged 18+. This is because they either involve dangerous or lone working (such as technical roles) or serving alcohol (in the front of house team). Why not sign up for our job alerts? You can choose the jobs you’re interested in and you’ll be emailed when we’re advertising.
Q. Are you able to guarantee a work experience place if I apply early enough?
No. We advertise our opportunities and try to encourage as wide a group of people as possible to apply for them, from a range of different schools and so we advertise our opportunities with deadlines to apply. We will advertise all our opportunities openly and give people the same chance in order to be fair.
Q. I have a disability – can I still apply?
Of course! When you apply, if you are selected for interview you’ll be asked to tell us if you have any access requirements. If you are offered a place we’ll work with you to ensure you can take part. Some of our theatres or activities do have restricted physical access which we can discuss with you if required.
Q. Can I apply for a place on behalf of my child?
Usually no – we encourage the person wanting to do the work experience to apply themselves as this is part of the experience. However, if your child is unable to apply directly please let us know in the application form.
Q. Can you provide an update on when I’ll hear back about my application?
The dates will be published as part of the advert for the opportunity. Unfortunately we’re not able to advise each person individually as we receive so many applications, but we will definitely get back to you by email when we have made a decision.
Q. Are there other places I can do work experience in theatre?
Yes. Most theatres and some touring companies offer work experience. We’d encourage you to look at smaller theatres as well as larger ones and touring companies near you too. Remember too that if you can’t do your work experience in a theatre, that’s OK! There are a lot of other relevant opportunities out there including hospitality, cinema, finance, education, technology, sales, technical or maintenance skills such as electrics and more.
Q. Do you offer work experience in your London or Woking office?
At present we don’t, but we are planning to in the near future. To stay in touch, please sign up for job alerts and tick the ‘work experience’ option. We’ll email you with any opportunities in your area.