TheatreCraft is fast approaching, and you don’t want to miss out on this great opportunity!
Do you want to find out more about offstage jobs? Are you looking for your first or next step in your theatre career? Join us at TheatreCraft!
What is TheatreCraft?
TheatreCraft is the UK’s largest free careers event held both in-person and online for anyone aged 16-30 seeking off-stage roles in theatre. It’s an opportunity to:
- Network with employers and industry professionals in the live marketplace including organisations such as Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG), Disney Theatrical Productions, Get Into Theatre, National Theatre, and The Stage to name a few. See all exhibitors here.
- Take part in Interactive Workshops, Insider Panel Talks, and Q&As led by industry professionals both in-person and online
- Meet and network with likeminded people like yourself
Oh, and it’s completely FREE!
How does it work?
This year, the event is being held on Tuesday 25 October 2022 at the Royal Opera House. Throughout the day you can talk to over 40 different exhibitors in the TheatreCraft marketplace and ask them questions about an offstage career in theatre and how to get there. These exhibitors include theatres, drama schools, universities, production companies, publications and more. This is a great opportunity to ask questions with industry professionals and potential employers and network.
Also, throughout the day are scheduled Insider Panel Talks and over 50 interactive Q&As and Workshops for you to attend with leading industry professionals. This year the Panel Talks will be live streamed to YouTube and online Interactive Workshops will be hosted on Zoom, so don’t worry if you can’t attend in person, you won’t miss out.
If you’d like to attend any talks or workshops, prep any questions you may have. Once you sign up to attend, you’ll receive an email a little closer to the event with details of what to expect on the day.
What about the rest of the year? Is there more outside of the event?
Yes! Even though the TheatreCraft event only happens once a year, TheatreCraft also has a News and Opportunities section on their website, where you can read about past events and get an insight into organisations such as the Royal Opera House and Opera Holland Park.
In 2018, I was a bit lost. I didn’t go to university and as a result, I had no idea how I could get into the theatre industry, until I came across TheatreCraft. I attended in-person (after almost talking myself out of it) and I’m so glad I did.
I spoke to several industry professionals which led me to The Stage. They mentioned they had an entry-level position coming up in which they would train me in all aspects of marketing, which was perfect as I have no formal marketing training, and after two successful interviews I was offered the position. This was my first job in the theatre industry, one I never would have had if I hadn’t attended TheatreCraft to make those initial contacts through networking.
A year later I returned to TheatreCraft, this time as an exhibitor with The Stage to help other young people begin their journey into the industry. Two years after that, I was attending again, this time as a speaker and I ran a workshop on marketing and the different ways to get into this field if like me, you didn’t go to university.
If you want to get into the industry or just want to learn a little more to make sure this is the career/industry for you, sign up to attend TheatreCraft, whether in-person or online and begin your career today.