WORK EXPERIENCE: THE OLD VIC TAKEOVER

(c) Alex Brenner

Ever wondered what it’s like to work for London’s leading, independent, not-for-profit theatre?

You will take on a series of challenges set by different departments such as producing, marketing and front of house. Through each workshop you will gain an insight into how a busy producing theatre operates and try your hand at a range of different roles. At the end of the week, you will work together as a team to curate, plan and run your own online event, putting to use all the knowledge you have gained over the course of the programme.

I’m going to remember this for the rest of my life’ Participant, The Old Vic Takeover 2020

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The Course

Over the course of one week, you will:

  • Discover how a producing theatre operates
  • Meet industry professionals and find out more about careers in the arts
  • Develop key employability skills – teamwork, communication, problem solving and public speaking

You will take on a series of challenges set by different departments such as producing, marketing and front of house. Through each workshop you will gain an insight into how a busy producing theatre operates and try your hand at a range of different roles. At the end of the week, you will work together as a team to curate, plan and run your own online event, putting to use all the knowledge you have gained over the course of the programme.

Eligibility
  • No previous experience of theatre is necessary
  • Participants must be aged between 16–18
  • Applications will be accepted from across the UK but you must be able to travel to London to take part, we are able to support with travel if needed
  • The course takes place in-person at an Old Vic venue
  • This programme is fully accessible. We will discuss any access requirements you may have before the project begins and will ensure appropriate support is in place
  • We are particularly keen to hear from people who have had limited or no access to arts opportunities in the past and are committed to identifying and resolving barriers which may ordinarily exclude young people from accessing theatre
Apply

Applications are now closed.

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The Old Vic Takeover is made possible thanks to generous support from the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund.