This year we are offering 15 students, aged between 14-18 (Year 10 through to sixth form) work experience placements from Mon 24 - Fri 28 June 2024.

Over the week we will lift the lid on all of the roles needed to run a theatre! You will work alongside Live Theatre's creative production, finance, marketing, front of house, technical & production, script writing and education departments.

You will also have the opportunity to work as an ensemble theatre company, developing your performance skills and work together to devise a short theatre piece over the week.

There are 15 spaces available.

We have 2 apprentice roles available in our Customer Services team and Access Support team.

The Customer Services team supports our applicants and other customers through a mix of calls, emails and live chat. The Access Support team are part of this team, providing specialist access support.

This is an 18-month apprenticeship, studying for the Level 3 Customer Services Specialist Apprenticeship qualification.

Salary: £21,840 per annum, plus excellent benefits

Theatrical Media Make-Up is an exciting career for people who are creative and have a passion for hair and beauty in the performance and media industries. It is a competitive career but with the right skills, experience and hard work you can open up a world of opportunities.

On this course you'll be introduced to the artistry of hair, make-up and special effects make-up for the stage. Working closely with our Performing Arts department and through external work experience you will develop and refine your creative skills and build your portfolio of work.

This six-week online evening course is the perfect introduction to the skills required to production manage a variety of shows and events, whilst understanding how to solve the challenges that come with such a varied role.

If you’re wanting to lead your first ever school production or improve the production values within your school, take your amateur dramatics production into a professional theatre, learn to talk effectively to and manage a technical team or are simply considering a career in production, this course will give you a unique insight into what is required.

Bookings will close at 5pm on Friday 19 April 2024 or when the course reaches full capacity.

Course dates and times: Wednesday evenings on 24 April, 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 May 2024 from 6.30pm to 8.30pm

Creative Youth Network (CYN) is committed to providing young people with new and exciting opportunities to broaden their skills and prepare them for life as an adult.


Creative Youth Network is a growing charity working with young people across the West of England.  By building long lasting relationships, offering courses, support, drop ins and a range of arts and performance programmes we aim to help vulnerable young people reach their full potential. 


Creative Youth Network also owns and manages a number of properties where we run our youth services, such as youth clubs and events. Trustees are volunteers with a passion for young people. The trustee role is unpaid, but the money you spend on travelling to meetings can be claimed and reimbursed. A full induction will be provided, and trustees are expected to attend around 7 meetings a year along with a half day strategic planning session. 

The Italia Conti BA (Hons) Professional Arts Practice (One-Year Online Top Up) is an innovative, unique, industry-leading programme.

The programme is designed to be completed entirely through distance learning, to fit around your schedule. Aimed at those who have completed their performing arts training, and may have already worked in the industry, the course is designed to help you reflect upon your journey to this point, research the avenues you wish to pursue next, and bridge the gap to take the next steps on your career journey. Through a wide variety of online resources, live and recorded webinars, group and individual tutorials, presentations, film creation, research projects and written work, you will deeply evaluate your own professional practice and personal qualities and attributes, extensively consider and research an area of the performing arts industry that interests you, and prepare a professional project that moves you towards that goal, through either the creation of a professional portfolio, an action research project or a written dissertation.

The programme focuses on you and your personal and professional development, training you in the reflective and research skills required to get you from where you are to where you want to be. We teach you how to critically reflect upon your life and work experience to date, intensively research the options you’re interested in pursuing and help you bridge the gap between where you are and where you wish to go next.

Join us on 5 March for our Performance Academy Open Day, where the spotlight is on you! Dive into a day filled with vibrant theatre, dance, and music workshops specially designed for adults with learning disabilities and autism.

Led by our talented tutors, this inclusive event promises a day of artistic exploration and fun. This is the perfect opportunity to explore Performance Academy, especially if you plan to apply for the course.

Here's what you can expect:

To secure your spot, shoot us an email.

Only available to those who are joining at aged 16, this course is a stepping stone to a backstage career in the theatre and related industries.

You will study a wide range of skills in set design, costume, lighting and sound along with stage and production management. This course will give you the foundation you need to pursue a career in the performing arts industries. Students typically progress into apprenticeships, Higher Education or direct entry into the profession.

The BRIT School offers extensive theatre facilities, giving you the chance to learn and develop a wide range of practical skills. The course is staffed by experienced theatre professionals and much of the learning is delivered through work on fully realised productions. The experience you will gain on this course will prepare you for a career in Production Arts and production design. At the end of the two year course you will achieve a UAL, Level 3 Extended Diploma in Production Arts, equivalent to three A levels.

Have you got a passion for carpentry and working with wood? Want to turn this passion into a full-time career? The UK construction industry is in great need of skilled new workers to support major development and regeneration projects throughout the country. By studying our Carpentry and Joinery Level 1 course, you will gain the foundation of skills and knowledge for future work within this sector.

Carpenters and joiners work on creating and installing a huge variety of features such as roofs, floors, windows and staircases, supporting new constructions, refurbishments and restoration projects alike. Our Level 1 carpentry course will introduce you to everything from using handsaws, planes, chisels and other essential tools to selecting woodworking resources and how to mark and produce woodworking joints. You will also learn key construction topics such as health and safety, modern sustainable construction methods and green technology, alongside developing your English, maths and other transferable skills to prepare you for the workplace.

Your carpentry training will be hands-on, studying in our cutting-edge Sustainable Construction Centre on campus, ensuring you have the practical skills to succeed. Once you have completed our carpentry and joinery course, you will have opportunities to progress onto further study, apprenticeships and careers in the industry.

Cost: Free for students aged 16 to 18. Students aged 19 and older may have to pay tuition fees depending on their employment status, income etc.

Board Boost both upskills young trustees and supports the wider board to adopt best practice.

Boards receive training on how to be more inclusive, accessible, and grow diversity.


Young Trustees get interactive governance training, peer support, mentoring, and hands-on opportunities to apply their new wisdom.


Participants grow skills and tools, as well as confidence and experience.

If you are interested in cohort 2 (Autumn/Winter cohort) we will discuss costs and logistics in a 1-1 chat.

Please contact the email address below if you have any access requests or would like to discuss the commitments of the course.

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