Theatre Careers Advice

Looking for a theatre job? Whether you’re looking for a specific theatre role, or you’re still unsure and want to find out more about your options, we can help. We’ve collected information on a range of affordable (and sometimes, even free) theatre training opportunities.

Be aware that work experience in theatre is highly competitive. In fact, some West End theatres don’t offer it to anyone under 18 due to health and safety reasons, while smaller theatres can book people in up to a year in advance.

In order to get your foot in the door, try contacting your local theatre and build a relationship with them. Ask about volunteering opportunities or front of house work, and talk to people about what their job involves.

Alternatively, take a look at our resources below for other opportunities to gain experience or learn about the theatre industry.

Theatre resources

Theatre jobsites

Theatre apprenticeships

Theatre associations