Work Experience at Derby Theatre - Day 1 - Luca Panetta

Hello, my name is Luca and I will be at Derby Theatre this week for Year 10 Work Placement. I study Performing Arts at GCSE at Landau Forte College, as well as other experience in the arts with National Youth Music Theatre, Youth Music Theatre UK, and a range of productions across the UK. I also enjoy being a part of the 14 -16 Youth Theatre Group which I have been a part of for 3 years.

I’m here to gain knowledge and experience into the world of theatre, from meetings, to rehearsals, and to learn more about theatre and the process of putting shows on; from all aspects of the theatre. I hope to enjoy getting experiences from many of the departments, to broaden my skills and hopefully help me in future life, and in my classes & course work at school. I also hope to see some shows during the week, which will help me in my Presentation at the end of the week where I will be sharing my research into the arts and my experience at the theatre to staff, and to submit my work I have completed throughout the week, to go towards the Bronze Arts Awards with Trinity College London. So far I’ve had a great jam packed day and I’ve already learnt a great deal about the theatre.

I look forward to working with the marketing team, the technical team, the catering team, the box office team, the learning team, and lots more throughout this week and hope to gain a lot out of it. I'll be writing a blog at the end of the week to let you know how I got on.

Luca Panetta, 14

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