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Work Experience

We offer some great work experience opportunities across the Theatre Royal Plymouth. Through this, we aim to help you make informed decisions about the breadth of the industry, and also about the arts sector.

Company 15

We receive a large number of requests for work experience and because of this we have formulated a specific week for young people between the ages of 14 and 17 called Company15.

Over the course of the week, Company15 participants will work with staff from across the organisation both in the Theatre Royal Plymouth and at TR2. The group will be set a series of tasks throughout the week that are related to a play (usually the performance in The Drum at the time) or by creating their own imagined Creative Learning project. Each department will explore the length and breadth of the theatre world, covering each aspect of how people do their jobs.

18Plus

The Theatre Royal aims to offer a range of work experience opportunities throughout the year. Our placements are designed to offer people over the age of 18 an insight into the context of working within a large scale regional theatre.

Current opportunities

Stage Manger Placement for our Young Company production of CREEP Written by Alexandra Ogando

What it is

Written and directed by Alexandra Ogando, this piece will bring together members of the Young Company and Young Company Hubs aged 12-16 to perform this play in the Drum Theatre from the 11-13th April 2019. This play explores why we enjoy the thrills and chills of things that go bump in the night. The script will be written by Alexandra, while the cast will contribute their own ideas in the first two weeks of rehearsal. The placement will offer the successful candidate the opportunity to gain hands on experience through working as the deputy stage manager of a production in the Drum Theatre.

When it is

The placement start on the 18th of Feb and you will be needed for a number of rehearsals which will take place in the evenings, weekends and some daytimes. You will be needed all day on the 8th, 9th and 10th of April and every evening from the 11th-13th of April. Please download the attached schedule for full details of when rehearsals will take place.

Who we are we looking for

• A friendly and welcoming team player with fantastic people skills
• A hard working, energetic and enthusiastic person
• A first rate communicator with fantastic organisational skills
• A creative problem solver
• Someone who is comfortable communicating with young people

What you will be doing

Rehearsals

• Arrive 15 minutes before the cast are called
• Assist with setting up the rehearsal room
• If Prod A is not in- Call cast together to start rehearsal (fetch from green room etc)
• Make a prompt copy
• Make blocking/choreography notes in the prompt copy
• Prompt as needed
• Take notes to pass on to relevant depts.
• Setting List – Make note in the prompt copy of where the props and furniture come on from and where they go off
• Assist with packing away rehearsal room

Technical Rehearsal

• Put lighting cues into the prompt copy with the Lighting designer
• Put sound cues into the prompt copy with the designer
• Put Backstage Calls and FOH calls into the prompt copy
• Call the cues during the rehearsals

Show

• Do FOH and BOH calls during the half
• Cue the show
• Time the show and make note on the show report

How to apply

To apply please download an application form and return to our Head of Learning Jane Pawson on workexperience@theatreroyal.com

Applications Now Open

Applications Close: 10am on Thursday the 14th of February
Applications submitted outside of the above window will not be considered.
What happens next?
We will notify you of the outcome of your application on Thursday the 14th of February. If you have been successful, Jane, may call you directly to discuss further details.
If you have any questions or would like any further details please contact us via the work experience email address.

Back Stage Support Placement PlayLAB 2019

The Theatre Royal Plymouth are looking for up to 4 people to offer backstage support for our short play Festival from the 18th -23rd of February 2019

What it is

PlayLAB is a festival of new and experimental work, taking place in The Lab in February 2019. The Theatre Royal Plymouth will be presenting 4 short plays that have been made by South West Based Directors.The placement will offer the successful candidates the opportunity to gain hands on experience of stage management skills by supporting a festival of new and exciting work.

When it is

You will be needed for rehearsals between 1pm-9pm on both Monday the 18th of February and Tuesday the 19th of February. You will then be needed to support the show from 2pm-9.30pm on Wednesday the 20th Feb. And then from 5.30pm-9.30pm from Thursday 21st-Saturday 23rd February. Please see a summary of the backstage schedule below:

Monday 18th Feb 1pm- 9pm
Tuesday 19th Feb 1pm-9pm
Wednesday 20st Feb 2pm-9.30pm
Thursday 21st Feb 5.30pm-9.30pm
Friday 22nd Feb 5.30pm-9.30pm
Saturday 23rd Feb 5.30pm-9.30pm

Who we are we looking for

• People interested in stage management and production management
• People with an interest in new and experimental small scale theatre
• A first rate communicator with fantastic organisational skills
• A creative problem solver
• Someone who is comfortable communicating with young people

How to apply

To apply please download an application form and return to workexperience@theatreroyal.com. In the title of your email please write your name followed by PlayLAB19SM.
i.e. William Shakespeare PlayLAB19SM.
Applications Now Open
Applications Close: 10am on Friday 8th February
Applications submitted outside of the above window will not be considered.
What happens next?
We will notify you of the outcome of your application on Friday 8th of February. If you have been successful, we may call you to discuss further details of the placement.
If you have any questions or would like any further details please contact us via the work experience email address.

All new placement opportunities will be posted on this page, so please check back a little later for future opportunities. If you would like any more information please email Engagement and Learning workexperience@theatreroyal.com