Masterclass and Sonia Friedman Productions are seeking applications for the 'Laura Head' Sound Internship on the London production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. This is an exciting development opportunity for someone who wishes to further their theatre career and gain the experience to become a Sound professional on a large-scale commercial production.

This internship has been created in memory of Laura Head, a committed, valued and much missed member of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child's Sound team.

12-month career accelerator designed for electronic music creators

If you are a producer, DJ or musician creating or performing in electronic music without the financial backing or resources to pursue a career-changing opportunity, then this award might be for you.

It’s a 12-month career accelerator programme which will see you connect with other musicians creating electronic music, gain business advice, build out your industry networks and insights and receive funding towards your own music project.

What does this award include?

Meet new people and join a new network of creatives based in Oldham.

Feel excited about learning new things and exploring your creative side through different workshops including:

Hear from inspirational arts leaders and chat with them about your own goals and creative ambitions.

Further your skills and knowledge, working with likeminded artists already in the industry.

Gain a deeper understanding of the arts industry behind-the-scenes through practical tasks that challenge and inspire you.

Design and deliver your own arts event and get hands-on experience as part of a new creative collective.

Look forward to future volunteering, placements, and employment opportunities with the organisations and artists involved in the course.

What’s included:

Questions can be sent to and queries about access requirements to or 0161 870 6895.

Signal is led by 6 Young Producers; all artists under 28 who grew up in and make work in Swindon.

It is a dynamic mix of performance, participation, professional development and pop-up surprises! It is a response to a series of consultations with Swindon’s young people to design and deliver what they feel is needed in their town.

22nd July - 3rd August 2024

Guess what? We’ve built a community recording studio at Old Printworks Arts in the centre of Radstock!

To launch this, we are offering a free Sound Production Starter Course open to people aged 18 - 30 years and not currently working or studying, or can be on a zero hours contract. This offers training and practice in the basics of sound production. Those who take part will be helping us shape the future of our new sound production studio. Let’s do this!

Dates: 8 - 10 July

Develop acting, lighting and sound skills and explore careers in the dramatic arts

Looking to discover new talents and explore career options in theatre?

Develop theatre-industry skills and meet new people on our free Get Started with Theatre. You’ll get to work on a group challenge – like producing and performing your own piece.

Get hands-on experience and explore whether a career in the dramatic arts could be right for you. You’ll also benefit from support from our staff or one of our mentors to help you uncover your next steps.

Date: 12 - 16 August 2024

Apply for our free 15-day accelerated training course for theatre and venue technicians

Event Ready: Accelerated Training for Theatre and Venue Technicians is a 15-day course designed to take you on a journey into the heart of the performance events industry, ignite your passion and propel you towards a thriving career. Dive headfirst into a comprehensive curriculum that equips you with the essential skills, knowledge and hands-on experience needed to excel in this exhilarating field.

We are actively seeking individuals who bring diverse perspectives and backgrounds to the event technician role. We are looking for people who may never have previously considered a career in this industry before.

On Tuesday 30 July we will once again open our doors at the Piccadilly Theatre to give anyone aspiring to a career in theatre a glimpse behind the curtain of Moulin Rouge! The Musical.

Following its debut last year, Get Technical! offers the chance to hear from members of the backstage and technical teams, watch live on-stage demonstrations and learn more about what goes into the making of the West End’s leading musical Spectacular!

From wigs to wardrobe to sound to stage management, the event aims to motivate and inspire young people to consider a career in backstage positions in the performing arts industry. Attendees will be shown how the different technical departments work together to create the production and be given a sneak peek of some of the stage secrets and magic behind the show.

Backstage and technical team members will also share stories from their own career journeys and give tips for getting into the industry.

Places are limited and registration does not guarantee a place. Booking links will be sent to those successful with a link to book and confirm your place nearer the time.

We have a number of free bursary places available, please indicate on the form if you’d like to be considered for a free space.

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

Join Young Identity's weekly workshops—completely free! Led by outstanding facilitators, versatile poets and established spoken word performers.

MONDAYS 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Our HOME workshop is a vibrant large-scale workshop in partnership with one of the most eclectic art centres in Manchester. We use our workshops there to respond to art exhibitions, films, and theatre in both written and performance forms. They are led by a team of rotating facilitators delivering a different curriculum every six weeks.

HOME, 2 Tony Wilson Place, Manchester, M15 4FN
Ages 13-25

TUESDAYS 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Our Central Library workshop is in partnership with the Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Education Trust, giving us access to archives, stories and canons from incredible writers of colour. We look at form, performance, storytelling and broadening participation and knowledge of Global Majority artists. They are led by Alumni, Facilitator, Creative Practitioner and Young Identity mentor Reece Williams.

Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Centre and Education Trust, Lower Ground Floor, Central Library, M2 5PD
Ages 13-25

OLD TRAFFORD WEDNESDAYS  6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Our Old Trafford workshop takes place at the heart of the Old Trafford at OT Creative Space. Led by local Facilitators, participants explore poetry and performance through fun writing activities, games and discussions. It's a supportive environment where everyone, regardless of experience, can develop their skills and share their work with confidence.

OT Creative Space, 27 Ayres Rd, Old Trafford, Manchester M16 9W
Ages 13-25

RESPECT & DIGNITYMONDAYS 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Our Respect and Dignity workshop is our project run in partnership with Respect and Dignity Arts. Led by Waqar Ahmed with students from across Burnley, Accrington and Nelson, they write about heritage and community with a focus on the experiences of a new generation and defining their place in present times

The Best Light Community Hub, Market Square, Nelson, BB9 7LP
Ages 13 -18

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