About Us

Get Into Theatre is the essential website to help you find all the information and opportunities you need to pursue a successful career in theatre in the UK. From backstage to performing, training to apprenticeships, you will find up-to-date theatre jobs information and advice. 

We believe that all young people - no matter who you are - should have the same chance to have a career in theatre. Many people do not know about all the job options in theatre or the different ways to make a start in a theatre career. That needs to change. We believe you should have easy access to current information on:

  • Training and studying
  • Funding, scholarships and awards
  • Experiences that will help you
  • Theatre job profiles to inform you

We are passionate about you hearing from other people that are like you and are working in theatre. But mostly, Get Into Theatre wants everyone to know about how to get a career in theatre no matter your background, ethnicity, impairment, condition or gender. Whoever you are, there are lots of things happening in the UK that can help you get into theatre. We believe you should know about it.

Get Into Theatre is an independent charity, generously supported by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, UK Theatre/Society of London TheatreThe Stage and Arts Council England.

Get Into Theatre was launched in 2018 and on 10th January 2022 Get Into Theatre registered with the Charity Commission and is listed in the Central Register of Charities as Registered Charity Number 1197412.

Get Into Theatre’s trustees are Sarah Miller – Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, Alistair Smith – The Stage and Matthew Xia – Actors Touring Company.

Get Into Theatre’s charitable mission is to promote access to the arts and specifically to theatre careers for all young people regardless of their race, nationality, ethnicity, disability, sexuality, religion or belief. The charity works in the United Kingdom to highlight all educational and career opportunities within the field of the theatre arts, serving to educate young people and advance knowledge of theatre careers to the public.

The organisation will, at no cost to young people, provide:

  1. an online resource of theatre careers information, including educational and professional training requirements, practical information, opportunities and tools for accessing the wide variety of onstage and offstage careers available in the theatre industry
  2. outreach activities working with schools and colleges across the UK to reach, inform and encourage all aspiring young theatre talent, especially targeting those from underrepresented backgrounds and who identify as Black, Asian, ethnically diverse, working-class, and D/deaf and/or disabled

With thanks to LW Theatres for letting us make this video at the Theatre Royal Dury Lane.