Work Experience

Opportunities for school and college pupils

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The Lights offers work placement opportunities of 1-2 weeks across the year for young people at school/college seeking to experience work in a small-scale receiving theatre.

Please note that the venue is a receiving theatre which means we do not produce our own work and therefore do not make or hold costumes and props, become involved with make-up or hair or rehearse or devise shows.

We do however have a busy programme of over 200 shows (both community and professional) throughout the year, and have a small team who manage the venue and the events and all the ancillary back office functions to support this.  We also have a cafe bar that is open 6 days a week.

On a placement with us you can typically expect to spend time and gain experience in the cafe bar, marketing, box office and technical back stage.  If appropriate you will also shadow one of our volunteer ushers at a professional show.

Please note that we are unable to offer work experience placements in July/August.

If you are interested in a potential placement then please email stop@thelights explaining why you would like to gain experience at The Lights and outlining possible dates.