Work Experience for Ages 18+

Nottingham Playhouse can offer work experience placement opportunities throughout the year, in different departments. The specifics of each placement will depend on the requirements of the individual and the capacity of each department and its staff to accommodate and facilitate a placement.

We receive a very high number of requests for work experience placements and therefore, unfortunately, we won’t be able to accommodate everyone.

Unfortunately we are not currently able to accept requests for 18+ work experience placements. Please check back in the summer for the latest information.

Who is the Placement for?

These work experience placements are for people aged 18 or over, who are no longer at school and who can demonstrate a commitment to working in professional theatre, for example through training or voluntary/amateur/other experience.

If you are in Year 10, 11 or 12, please see the information regarding the work experience programme for students. We are sorry that we are not able to offer placements to Year 10, 11 or 12 students outside this programme, nor to people under the age of 14.

Which Department does the Work Experience Placement take place in?

The following departments can offer work experience placements

• Administration
• Development & Fundraising
• Directing

(Please note directing placements are during a specific production rehearsal period assisting Nottingham Playhouse’s Artistic Director, Giles Croft, Associate Director, Fiona Buffini or occasionally visiting guest directors. It is a work placement opportunity specifically for people either planning a career as a director or are already at an early stage of their career as a director. You will be expected to demonstrate a high level of commitment to and have some experience of, directing theatre productions on your application form. You will be invited to meet the Director before any directing work experience is offered.)

• Lighting, Sound & Video
• Marketing & Communications
• Paintshop
• Props
• Participation
• Stage Management
• Technical
• Wardrobe

We are unable to offer work experience in acting or in any departments not listed above.

How to Apply – Currently Unavailable

Unfortunately we are not currently able to accept requests for 18+ work experience placements. Please check back in the summer for the latest information.