Are you a blind or visually impaired, early career artist based in Yorkshire? Are you looking for the opportunity to develop as an artist, gain insight into the running of an arts organisation and act as an agent for change delivering positive change for blind and partially sighted people within the theatre industry?

Leeds Playhouse is delighted to be working with the Thomas Pocklington Trust (TPT) and RNIB to provide a 9-month-long internship at the theatre as part of TPT’s Get Set Progress Internship Programme.

The Theatre Intern will undertake artistic and organisational development opportunities working on shows, and with our Playhouse Connect and Audiences teams. The Theatre Intern will also join a co-hort of interns on TPT’s Work With Me Employment Programme where they will gain bespoke employment support, guidance and advice.

The closing date for applications is 5pm, Wednesday 14 August 2024.

Spare Bob is a £500 microgrant that you can use to fund training or support that will help you progress your creative practice or nurture a new skill. 

You can apply for Spare Bob to cover costs towards the following areas of creative development.

Advice, guidance or learning from others

Spare Bob can be used to pay for consultation or advice on areas such as:

Training and events

Spare Bob can be used to pay for things like

Going places and getting inspired 

Spare Bob can be used to cover ticket and travel costs for attending things like 

Developing new partnerships 

Spare Bob can be used to

Personal development

Spare Bob can be used to pay for the time and costs related to your creative development, but not towards creating a piece of work. 


Spare Bob can be used to purchase or hire specialist equipment related to the skill you want to develop. This fund cannot be used to buy more general equipment most artists need for their practice such as laptops, printers, tablets, replacement instruments or kit etc. 

If you want to get involved in theatre, Play in a Week is a week-long Easter course for ages 8-13 that will culminate in a performance.

Whether you’ve participated in Youth Theatre before or you’re brand new to Leeds Playhouse come along to play in a week.

Work with the Leeds Playhouse’s Youth Theatre Artists to devise a play fit for the stage. A fun-packed week where you’ll develop performance skills, make new friends, play drama games, explore your creativity and perform your play at the end of the week, all in the Leeds Playhouse rehearsal spaces.

During the week, participants will learn skills and techniques in areas such as Voice, Movement, Devising, Text Analysis and Improvisation.

No previous experience necessary. Participants will be grouped age appropriately.

Dates: 2 – 6 April, 10am – 4pm each day
There will be a performance for family and friends on 6 April.

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