Wigmore Hall is now recruiting for its Trainee Music Leader September 2024 – August 2025, a unique opportunity for a musician to develop their workshop leadership skills in the context of participatory music making events and projects across the Wigmore Hall learning and participation programme.

Our Trainee Music Leader scheme is a unique opportunity for a musician to develop their workshop leadership skills in the context of participatory music making events and projects, working with a diverse range of groups and settings through a structured learning programme. It is an 11-month scheme, based within the learning and participation department at Wigmore Hall.

Turtle Key Arts are launching The Turtle Key Arts Producer Mentorship Scheme and are currently seeking applications.

The scheme will offer an early career individual the opportunity to work for Turtle Key Arts across all areas of the company’s varied programme of work.

We will offer our young producer a paid 18-month contract. They will learn:

Paid opportunities to produce for the arts are hard to come by, especially for individuals from a low socio-economic background and we hope this scheme will help to redress that balance.

Sonia Friedman Productions is seeking applications for a Company Management Trainee on the London production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. This is an exciting development opportunity for someone who wishes to gain practical experience and knowledge in theatre company management.

The Intern will be trained and supported by the show’s Company Management team. Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

We are committed to a workplace that embraces equality, diversity and inclusion. We particularly welcome and encourage applications from those currently underrepresented in our workforce​, and across the entertainment industry.

Don't miss an exciting opportunity to develop knowledge of producing theatre and get real insight into making exceptional theatre productions at the Donmar Warehouse.

The Donmar Warehouse makes unmissable, exceptional productions of classic plays, new works by leading writers, and intimate musicals to thrill and inspire audiences. In converted Covent Garden warehouse space, in the heart of London’s West End, audiences experience the power of live performance up close, sitting no more than four rows away from the action.

Being part of the producing and casting teams, during the traineeship you will gain an understanding of working in a busy producing department, develop knowledge and skills around casting, liaise with the artistic team, and undertake administrative duties. You will grow and build relationships across a range of departments and learn from highly experienced team members and artists.

The role will work closely with the Senior Producer, Casting Director, Assistant Producer and Company Stage Manager to support the delivery of casting, workshops and readings and will deliver production and casting based admin across all productions.

This traineeship will allow you to develop the core skills needed to apply for junior vacancies in the industry, including relevant positions at Donmar Warehouse.

Citz Futures is designed to create paid opportunities to support people to take their first steps into the theatre industry.

Through part-time roles, trainees can gain hands-on experience of working in theatre alongside industry professionals to develop practical skills, knowledge, and networks.

Traineeships take place over 10 – 12 weeks and trainees then have access to mentoring and signposting support for up to a year to enable them to build on the experience gained through their traineeship and explore further progression pathways.

We are currently recruiting two trainees to work in the following departments at Cardboard Citizens:

Ballet Futures: The Pipeline Project is a children’s training programme that encourages and incentivises more dancers from traditionally underrepresented groups in ballet (African Diaspora, Caribbean, South Asian and South East Asian heritage) to participate in sustained professional ballet training from the earliest possible point.

Following a successful audition, dancers invited to join Ballet Futures receive:

Ballet Futures focuses on ballet technique, but will also explore creativity, repertoire and choreography, to reflect the varied and diverse styles seen in English National Ballet’s repertoire. Ballet Futures dancers may be selected to take part in high profile performance and creative development opportunities, including a main stage performance in London during the Company’s season, and may have access to a wide range of professional artists, international choreographers and creatives.

Masterclass, on behalf of Sonia Friedman Productions are seeking applications for a Production Intern, to work across multiple productions during their busiest periods. This is an exciting development opportunity for someone who wishes to gain practical experience and knowledge of working in production on commercial shows, as well as learning more about commercial production and the industry. This internship is intended to facilitate access to the commercial theatre industry for those candidates who have not previously had opportunities for involvement.

SONIA FRIEDMAN PRODUCTIONS (SFP) is an international production company responsible for some of the most successful theatre productions around the world. Since 1990, SFP has developed, initiated and produced over 200 new productions and together the company has won 64 Olivier Awards, 39 Tonys and 3 BAFTAs. Current productions include: The Book of Mormon (West End); Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (West End, Broadway, Hamburg and Tokyo); Stranger Things: The First Shadow, a co-production with Netflix (West End); The Hills of California (West End); Merrily We Roll Along (Broadway); Patriots (Broadway); Stereophonic (Broadway); Funny Girl (US tour).

The Production Internship will run from August 2024 to January 2025.

The Production Intern will shadow and work closely with the Production teams across rehearsals, technical rehearsals and understudy rehearsals, to manage the day to day running of productions across Sonia Friedman Productions.

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

Criteria for Applying

Candidates should:

The nature of this opportunity, and the funding to support it, means that we have a strong preference for candidates under the age of 25, and who are resident in the London boroughs of Barnet, Brent, Camden, City of London, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster. We will, however, consider all candidates. To check your borough, click here.

Sonia Friedman Productions and Masterclass are committed to building a theatre workforce that embraces equality, diversity and inclusion. As such, our recruitment focuses on providing opportunities to those currently underrepresented in our workforce, and across the entertainment industry. We particularly welcome and encourage applications from candidates from the global majority, who come from a working class background, who have access requirements, or who have faced specific obstacles to progression. (Some activities required for this role are in venues without step-free access, but reasonable adjustments will be made to ensure that the successful candidate can operate effectively.)

Candidates must:

Terms:

Placement dates: August 2024 to January 2025

Location: Central London

Salary: £25,000 per annum, pro-rated for the length of the placement.

Contract Type: Fixed term until January 2025

Working Pattern: Approximately 40 hours per week. Monday to Friday, with very occasional evenings and weekends.

Annual Leave: 28 days annual leave including bank holidays, pro-rated for the length of the placement. There will be times you are unable to take holiday, and this will be confirmed by the production team.

How to Apply

To apply, please complete this Application Form.

You can download the questions to prepare in advance here.

OR, if this process is not accessible to you, please send a video or audio file (maximum of 3 minutes) explaining your interest in production, your experiences to date, and how you would benefit from the placement, to the email address below  with the subject heading: PRODUCTION - SFP INTERNSHIP.

If you have any questions, please contact the Masterclass office by email.

We are inviting applications for a six-week paid internship with LW Theatres, based at The London Palladium.

This is a fantastic entry-level opportunity for someone leaving school or college this summer and looking for hands-on training. You will be working full time at The London Palladium for six weeks, mentored by the backstage teams, and receiving support from Masterclass. During this six-week internship you will observe and practise skills needed to pursue a career backstage in theatre. You will gain insight into many roles backstage, from carpentry to lighting, sound to automation, with the opportunity to learn about career options from a range of people already in the theatre industry. You will also receive a workplace reference for future employment.

This is an entry-level role, intended for a school- or college-leaver, and therefore suitable for people who have no formal theatre training. However, we do want candidates with some skills in carpentry / woodwork or electrics or sound.

Not sure what job this internship could lead to? Check out a full list of backstage careers here.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

This internship is a development and learning opportunity for someone who is interested in exploring the options for a backstage theatre career.

Candidates should:

The nature of this opportunity, and the funding to support it, means that we have a strong preference for candidates who have just left school or college, and who are resident in the London boroughs of Barnet, Brent, Camden, City of London, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster. We will, however, consider all candidates. To check your borough, click here.

Candidates must:

Masterclass and LW Theatres are committed to building a theatre workforce that demonstrates equality, diversity and inclusion. As such, our recruitment focuses on providing opportunities to those currently underrepresented in our workforce, and across the entertainment industry. We particularly welcome and encourage applications from candidates from the global majority, who come from a working class background or who have faced specific obstacles to progression. (This role will be based in a venue without step-free access, but reasonable adjustments will be made to ensure that the successful candidate can operate effectively.)

HOW TO APPLY

Please complete this application form

You can download the questions to prepare in advance here.

OR, if this process is not accessible to you, please send a video or audio file (maximum 3 minutes) explaining your interest in Backstage Theatre, your experiences to date, and how you would benefit from the placement, to the email address below with the subject heading: BACKSTAGE - PALLADIUM

KEY INFORMATION

Application Deadline: 9am, Tuesday 28 May

Interviews: mid June

Start date: mid July

End date: late August

Job Location: Central London

Contract Type: Fixed Term

Salary: National Minimum Wage

If you have any questions, please contact the Masterclass office by email.

No theatre production can survive without its backstage crew, the most vital and practical members of the team.

Join our new Technical Course to get hands-on experience across the different departments: Stage Management, Lighting, Sound and Production. Work with industry professionals to get an insight into how they collaborate to make a show go from design to stage.  Opportunities then exist by invitation only to work on one of the main theatre productions in the Summer.

Dates: 12 to 14 August 2024 

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