The RSC Lighting Department work closely with the director and designer to build up an appropriate atmosphere for a production at home and on tour.

Lighting Department
The responsibilities of the department include pyrotechnics, smoke, projection, luminaries, colour-changers, hand-held lanterns and much, much more.

About the placement
The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work alongside members of the Lighting Department and be involved in:

  • Preparation of rigs
  • Completion of colour/scroller calls
  • Rigging, cabling, and focusing of lighting rigs
  • Provide general lighting support for world renowned RSC productions

We are looking for applicants with a proven commitment to a career in theatre lighting.

Essential attributes:

  • Studying (or having recently completed study) towards a degree (or equivalent qualification) in a related field
  • Experience of technical theatre within a school, amateur, or professional context
  • Familiarity with Manual Handling processes
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Self motivated
  • Ability to work on your own initiative
  • Confident and polite manner
  • Strong team player
  • Due to Health and Safety regulations candidates must be 18 years or older.

Desirable attributes:

  • Understanding of Health and Safety at Work Act
  • A good understanding of stage lighting and general principles of technical theatre.

Selection process
Stage 1 - Application

Stage 2 - Informal interview

Stage 3 - Successful candidate begins placement.

Please note this placement is only available to candidates 18 years of age or over. See our programme for under 18s.

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