Front Line

With The Old Vic, 16–25 year olds have the opportunity to discover more about careers in theatre through paid placements with our Front of House team. Participants will get the opportunity to watch one of our productions, shadow various members of staff and take on important roles welcoming patrons to our theatre. You’ll get to experience working:

  • in the Box Office handling tickets and taking bookings
    • behind the bar, serving food and drinks
    • as an usher helping patrons enjoy their visit
    • and alongside a manager ensuring the safe and smooth running of a busy building and big team.

The placement ends with a CV skills session and a chance to reflect on the scheme.

This a great opportunity for young people who are looking to explore a career in theatre or hospitality but don’t know where to start and for those who would like to learn transferable skills through front of house work. We are looking for friendly people who are keen to try something new and learn; you don’t have to have any experience. We particularly welcome applications from anyone not in education, employment or training.

How To Apply

Applications to take part in Front Line are currently closed and will open later in the year for Season 4 at The Old Vic. Please keep checking this page for further information.

Supported by The Golden Bottle Trust, The Lucille Graham Charitable Trust, The Holbeck Charitable Trust, The Richard Radcliffe Charitable Trust and The Worshipful Company of Grocers.