We are offering £500 in funding to 25 young creatives aged 13-30.

Our RISE scheme supports young creatives in overcoming barriers to developing their creative practice who are based in the South East and parts of the South West – view the map. Spanning the wide range of UK creative industries, the funding aims to empower and invest in the next generation of artists and creators.

Deadline: 6pm, Sunday 30 June 2024

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.


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.)


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


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 

The National Theatre is looking for 2 technical theatre apprentices

Working with the Lighting, Sound & Video and Stages Departments (which are all part of the Technical Department), you will learn about and understand the role of a technician within the performing arts industry whilst getting hands on experience.  You will learn the practical skills necessary to work as a technician in a theatrical environment, and will work with top industry professionals in all of the NT’s spaces. with your core duties being;

As this is a training position, we are not looking for experience in technical theatre, but for someone who has practical skills, which can be applied to this apprenticeship.

The Junior Conservatoire of Production is a three-year programme which offers bespoke training to talented young artists and technicians at Scotland’s national conservatoire. Theatre production is an area of skill shortage in Scotland and this programme aims to address this and train young people for a successful and creative career.

Each Production student in the Junior Conservatoire will be given a tailored timetable which will cater to their interests and areas of development. You will be given opportunities to learn more in a range of subjects across the technical and production arts, including set and costume design, prop making, set construction, scenic art, costume, stage management, lighting, sound and stage technology.

At the end of each year, students can present their work either in an exhibition or on a production to demonstrate their progression over the year.

Junior Conservatoire students will gain a comprehensive insight into the world of theatre production and by the end of your studies, you will be working at a high-quality standard and consider applying to full-time production studies.

Entry to the programme is by interview only and we accept a small number of students each year into the programme to allow us to focus our teaching on each individual’s development.

The programme runs across the Scottish academic year from August to June, and there are two comprehensive levels of study available depending on your ability and experience. Many students who graduate from our programme go on to study as undergraduate students at the RCS in either the BA Production Technology Management or BA Production Art and Design.

At Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, we offer a wide range of opportunities for young people to foster their love for the arts. Our classes are designed to provide a supportive environment where students can explore their creative potential and develop essential skills in performance, production, filmmaking and much more.

Our courses for under-18s are taught by experienced professionals as well as our own degree students at the height of their training, ensuring an enriching learning experience. These dedicated instructors create a nurturing environment in which young people can build their confidence, develop teamwork skills and gain a deep appreciation of the arts.

Summer Film Camp (ages 11-18), Monday 12 – Friday 16 August, 2024 | £255 | Mixed Abilities

> Age 11-12 from 12 to 16 August
> Age 13-14 from 12 to 16 August
> Age 15-16 from 19 to 23 August
> Age 17-18 from 19 to 23 August

During the film camp you will learn about:
> Performing in front of a camera
> Directing scenes to tell a story
> Framing shots using different camera angles to create dramatic effect
> Using lighting to play with the mood of a scene
> Designing and making costumes to fit different themes
> Setting the tone for a film using sound
> Writing scenes and dialogues to convey drama and action
… and much more!

You will be taught by our current degree students, who are bright young professionals about to embark on their careers in the industry. BOVTS graduates have made their mark on stage and screen for over 75 years, and some have even gone on to win Oscar awards! You can be sure that our students will bring the best of their training and experience to the Young Artists Summer Film Camp.

Join us to be part of a fun-filled week, where you can learn filmmaking skills, boost your storytelling skills and make new friends.

This summer, Bristol Old Vic Theatre School invites you to take part in our programme of intensive short courses, each designed to broaden and sharpen your acting skills.

These courses are open to anyone aged 18+ with an interest in acting – you may be starting out in acting and enjoy performing as a hobby, or a seasoned professional seeking to learn new approaches or refresh your knowledge.

Acting for Motion Capture, Monday 5 – Friday 9 August, 2024 | £590 | Mixed Abilities, age 18+

This course will further your skills and knowledge to succeed in one of the fastest growing sectors of the performance industries. On this course, you will:

• Familiarise yourself with basic principles, technology, suits, head-mounted cameras and functions of all the hardware behind a professional motion capture shoot;

• Arm yourself with practical knowledge, terminology and performance styles needed as professional actors from a business perspective;

• Prepare to take on a motion capture audition or job, having gained practical experience by working with industry professionals.

This is a full-time, five-day course, running from 09:30 to 17:00. The first two days of the course will be taught in our studios at Downside Road. The remaining three days will be taught at CAMERA Motion Capture Studio, Bath.

Access to Work can help you get or stay in work if you have a physical or mental health condition or disability.

The support you get will depend on your needs. Through Access to Work, you can apply for:

Funded by the Spotify Creator Equity Fund which was set up to promote diversity and inclusivity for artists and creators.

The Performing Arts and Theatre industries are broad programmes that introduce you to the traditional disciplines of acting, physical theatre and dance, but also cover elements of technical theatre and production. The programme allows you to develop skills for traditional roles but also allows you to cover skills for recorded and digital work. The broad programmes are ideal to explore the kinds of performance or technical role that leads to your industry specialism.

The Performing Arts programmes are delivered in purpose-built theatre and dance studio spaces, designed to replicate both the stage and back-stage experiences of a working theatre. Students also have access to dedicated IT spaces for coursework. Our tutors all have relevant experience of industry bringing a wide range of experience and expertise to the programmes.

As part of one of our working theatre companies you will take part in regular performances throughout the year, and you will get the opportunity for a lead role as part of your Final Major Project. On some projects you may be expected to adopt a formal industry role. You are encouraged to consider what kind of industry role you might adopt after college or University or consider your own performance-related business venture.

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