Work Experience

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

Work Experience Placements - Years 10 to 13

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 work experience placements for the Academic year 2017/2018 are now closed. Applications for 2018/2019 placements will open in September 2018

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.

How to Apply

You need to download and complete our application form. Please send the completed form, along with a covering letter or personal statement explaining why you would like to come to Derby Theatre for work experience, to Cheryl Mitchell at c.mitchell@derby.ac.uk

Our college, university and professional placements are now closed and will reopen in 2019. 

Click here to download an application form 

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. 

How to Apply
To apply for a professional placement you need to email an application form, a copy of your CV and covering letter describing your areas of interest to Cheryl Mitchell at c.mitchell@derby.ac.uk

Our college, university and professional placements are now closed and will reopen in 2019.