Work Experience

Derby Theatre has some great work placement opportunities for people of all ages. 

Work Experience Placements - Years 10

Our work experience placements are designed to offer an overview of the organisation, giving you an insight into the broad range of careers in theatre which are available. You will get the chance to move around the theatre, spending time in the different departments and lead on your own small theatre project, which will vary depending on the activities at the theatre in the time you visit us.

Applications for 2018/2019 placements are now open. Please download and complete this form and return to c.mitchell@derby.ac.uk

College, University and Drama School Placements

Derby Theatre offer a number of ongoing placements for those looking specifically for a placement as part of a course at college, university or drama school. This placement will be bespoke to your needs and designed with the Learning Team and appropriate members of staff.

Our college, university and professional placements are now closed and will open in Autumn 2018. 

Professional Placements for People of All Ages

Bespoke professional placements are available for people of all ages. Whether you are already working in the arts and want to enhance your CV or whether you are just interested in finding out more about the theatre. You can do placements in any department from marketing to costume and can engage in just a taster day or an entire rehearsal period. 

Our college, university and professional placements are now closed and will open in Autumn 2018. 

Costume & Wardrobe Assistant Work Experience A-level or College Placements.

Derby Theatre offers a number of ongoing placements for those looking specifically for a placement exploring Costume & Wardrobe at A-Level, BTEC or 6th Form and College Level.    This placement will be bespoke to your needs and organised to take place during our Costume Department’s most demanding time(s) of the year in preparation for our productions. We have provided dates below, applicants are required to choose one which is most suitable for them. 

Our placements are now open until December 2018. Placement weeks available; 11th- 15th Feb, 18th – 22nd March, 27th – 31st May, 24th – 28th June 2019. Please download the Application Form.