Taste of Theatre (Year 10 - 11 students)
Every year, we invite 24 students in Year 10 and 11 to join us for Taste of Theatre work experience week. Students participate in a range of activities that demonstrate how different theatre departments contribute to our productions.
Students can expect to gain a broad understanding of many of the non-performing roles within an international theatre company, and how they work together.
This includes taking part in workshops in different theatre departments, such as directing, lighting, marketing, stage management and costume. Students are also invited to take part in a theatre-related team project.
The programme is themed around a play that is a part of our current season. Most of the sessions are linked to this production, with an opportunity to see a matinee performance. In 2013, the programme is themed around As You Like It.
See an example programme
Although students will learn about stage-related roles (such as movement, sound, lighting, etc.), this week is not designed for those who are specifically interested in performing arts. We regularly run events for young people who are interested in acting.
- In Years 10 or 11 at school
- Interested in a backstage career in theatre
- Can demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment
- Enjoys working as part of a team
- Keen to learn
- Demonstrates an understanding of the Taste of Theatre programme
Available dates: Taste of Theatre 2013 is now closed. Dates for Taste of Theatre 2014 will be advertised later in the year
How to apply? When we have confirmed the dates, visit the Taste of Theatre job description and select 'Apply for this job' at the bottom of the page
Length of placement: One week
Number of places available: 24
Throughout the placement, students are responsible for their own accommodation, subsistence and travel.
We will let you know once your application has been received, but don't worry if you don't hear from us for a while after that. We will not shortlist candidates until after the closing date, so you may not hear from us before the beginning of March.
Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an informal interview in Stratford-upon-Avon before the final 24 students are selected.