Work Experience

Learning Theatre - Work Experience

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

Work Experience Placements - Years 10

Applications for Year 10 placements are now open. Complete the application form and return to c.mitchell@derby.ac.uk before the closing date of Friday 15 November 2019.

Download Application Form

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.

Please Note: our work experience placements are very popular and students will go through a competitive process to secure their placement. Please complete and return the application form by the deadline and if successful, you will be invited to attend an informal interview. As we cannot guarantee a place, please ensure you have another option as a backup.  

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. 

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. 

Applications are currently closed. Please check back soon.