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Theatre work placements

You’ll have the opportunity to put your learning into practice, build up your employability skills and get a taste of what life is like before stepping out into the creative industries as a graduate.  

We encourage and support you to take up work experience, through internships and placements. Theatre BA students will have the option to do a full year-long workplace, or complete 70 hours of professional work experience, which can be done in blocks at any point during the relevant year. You could take up experience over the multiple shorter breaks in term time, part-time during your course or even in the summer! This flexibility allows you prioritise what you came here for (you’re degree!) while still allowing you to seek out opportunities that can get your foot in the door.

We won’t just send you off to do work experience in often demanding roles. We host a dedicated two-day Professional Experience and Development 'boot camp' to prepare you before you go on an industry experience relevant to your career aspirations with support throughout the process.

Apart from the wide number of theatre-related work opportunities which you will be able to explore, our subject team also has well established links with theatre venues and companies across London and the UK. Their industry experience means you can benefit from contacts in the world of theatre and performance to gain quality work experience and even graduate opportunities.

Here are some recent examples of work experience placements our students have undertaken:

  • Stage Manager for Les Enfants Terribles Theatre Company including Edinburgh Festival run

  • Administrator and script reader at the Finborough Theatre

  • Assistant Stage Management at the Unicorn Theatre

  • National Theatre Intern in their Learning Department

  • Marketing Administration for Paine’s Plough

  • Teaching Assistant at St Dominic’s Sixth Form College

  • Technical Operating Assistant at Battersea Arts Centre

  •  Intern at the Barbican Centre

  • Intern for the BBC Arabic Service

  • Assisting in the management and running of classes for Stagecoach

  • Arts management for Icarus Theatre Company 

  • Teaching assistant in Drama classes at Uxbridge College

  • Theatre Management assistant with Chicken Shed Theatre Company

  • Casting Assistant with agent Rose Wicksteed 

  • Marketing Assistant for the Ambassadors Theatre Group (ATG)

  • Puppeteer for a free-lance puppet company including overseas tour

  • Assistant Administrator for Rowan Arts Project in Holloway

  • Teaching Assistant in Braintcroft Primary School

  • Administrative Assistant for London Bubble

  • Marketing Assistant for The Vaults in Waterloo

  • Assistant Archivist at the National Theatre

  • Intern at Mousetrap Theatre Projects

  • Marketing intern for The Park Theatre

How can theatre at Brunel help you achieve?