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 as 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 is 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.

Applications to take part in Front Line during A Christmas Carol are now closed. Applications will open in Spring 2018 for our production of Fanny & Alexander.



Supported by The Golden Bottle Trust, The Lucille Graham Charitable Trust, The Holbeck Charitable Trust, and The Richard Radcliffe Charitable Trust