Theatre Internships: The List

Are you looking for an internship to get experience in working in theatre? Perhaps you’re a recent graduate or student looking for training and work experience. Featured below are a list of the best available internships across London theatre’s and theatre companies. Click on the name of the theatre listed to be taken to the individual internship page.

Please note that the ones listed below are London based.
This list was last updated in April 2018.

Theatre Internships in London

Actor’s Touring Company
Type: Placement
Length: 3 months
Info: Voluntary role but travel expenses paid for. 3 days a week. Listed on website when available.

Almeida Theatre
Type: Placement
Length: 8-10 weeks
Info: Stage Management, Wardrobe and Technical. Priority given to students who require a placement as part of their studies.

Type: Youth Board
Length: 1 Year
Info: Opportunity to be part of the Almeida Theatre’s Youth Board. Run events, attend workshops and be part of the organisation.

Arcola Theatre
Type: Front of House and Event Management / Technical Production / Marketing and Arts Admin / Youth and Community / Arcola Engery Sustainability
Length: 3 – 6 months
Info: Unpaid, expected to work 3 days a week, normal hours are 10am-6pm. Multiple areas of internships so choose carefully.

Arts Admin
Type: Youth Board
Length: 1 year
Info: Joining the Youth Board for 16-25 year olds gives you the chance to run events and have a voice within the organisation. Unpaid.

Battersea Arts Centre
Type: Volunteering and Ocassional Internships
Length: 3 months
Info: Unpaid, only listed on website when required. All year round volunteering opportunities in Ushering and Assisting on performances available.

Barbican Centre
Type: Digital Marketing / Marketing
Length: 3 months
Info: Unpaid, but lunch voucher and travel expenses (travel card zone 1-6) paid for. Various internships, but only listed on website when there is one available, so check regularly. Working in various departments.

Bush Theatre
Type: Administration
Length: 3 months
Info: General administration in a theatre environment, including office work, marketing and literary departments. Paid, only listed on website when required.

The Corner Shop PR
Type: Marketing / Press
Length: 2-6 months
Info: Minimum 2 days per week but can be very flexible. Travel (London zones 1-4) and £10 per diem expenses paid.
Normal hours 10am -6pm. Combines project-specific work on current campaigns with administrative support.

Courtyard Theatre
Type: Ushering / Administration / Marketing and Promotions / Front of House
Length: Ongoing
Info: Not an Internship, but voluntary work in a variety of roles. Very open to flexible working.

Donmar Warehouse
Type: Development / Stage Management
Length: 3 months
Info: Internship either in development (fundraising) or production work. Unpaid.

Finborough Theatre
Type: Administration / Production
Length: 3 months +
Info: Unpaid, three days a week. Working closely with the General Manager and Artistic Director in the theatre office, or with production companies doing stage management work. Chance to work further beyond internship placement.

Fuel Theatre
Type: Production / Technical / Operations
Length: 3 months
Info: Linked to higher education. Listed when available. Unpaid.

The Gate Theatre
Type: Intern in all departments.
Length: 3 months
Info: No longer offering unpaid opportunities, but do offer placements occasionally.

Greenwich and Lewisham Young People’s Theatre
Type: Project Assistant / Company Intern
Length: 3 months
Info: Placements linked to higher education training. Listed on website.

Institute of Contemporary Arts
Type: Placements
Length: 3 months
Info:  Occasionally lists opportunities to engage across the organisation.

LIFT
Type: Placement in Development, Digital Communications, Executive or Producing
Length: 3 months
Info: Voluntary, 3 days a week but travel expenses and lunch can be claimed of £10 per day. Recruitment every 3 months.

Little Angel Theatre
Type: Marketing and Press
Length: 3 months
Info: Unpaid, working in the theatre office, assisting in press and marketing tasks.

Michael Grandage Company
Type: Associate
Info: Opportunity to work with the Michael Grandage Company. Only posted on website when required.

Minor Entertainment
Type: Production and administration
Length: 8 months (January – September)
Info: Full-time, paid opportunity in our busy production office, with a focus on customer service, admin and marketing. Advertised Nov-Dec, see website for more information.

Mousetrap Theatre Projects
Type: General Internship
Length: 3 months
Info: Popular internship working with Mousetrap Theatre Projects. Voluntary.

National Theatre
Type: Placements
Info: Across many departments, see the website for further information. Perfect for those seeking non-performance careers.

The Old Vic
Type: Old Vic Local Internship
Length: 6 months
Info: Paid internship. Available to Southwark residents only.

The Open Air Theatre
Type: Administration Student Placement
Length: Up to 3 months
Info: The administration department offers a placement to a university student where the placement is a required part of their course. All student placements are voluntary and unpaid, although reasonable expenses will be paid.

Ovalhouse Theatre
Info: Only listed on website when required.

The Print Room
Type: Theatre Administration
Length: 3 months
Info: Listed on website when available.

Pleasance Theatre
Type: Technical
Length: 3 months
Info: Unpaid. See website. Also worth exploring opportunities at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Polka Theatre
Type: Internship
Length: 3 – 6 months
Info: Only listed on website when available. Also explore Arts Award and general volunteering opportunities.

Rich Mix
Type: Young Creatives
Length: 6 months
Info: 16-25. Lots of opportunities to get involved creatively with Rich Mix.

Shakespeare’s Globe
Type: Work Experience and Placements
Info: Listed on website when available. For higher education purposes.

Soho Theatre
Type: General
Length: 3 months
Info: Internships only listed on the website when they are required. Do not currently offer work experience or placements.

Southbank Centre
Type: Placement
Info: Only listed on website when available.

Tara Arts
Type: Marketing and Press, Arts Management and Production
Length: 3 months
Info: 3 days a week working in either marketing & press, management or production at Tara Arts.

Theatre503
Type: Producing
Length: 6 months
Info: Unpaid. Opportunity to be a resident assistant producer, developing producer skills.

Unicorn Theatre
Type: Work Experience and Placements
Info: Various opportunities to engage further with the Unicorn Theatre.
Yard Theatre
Type: Volunteering
Info: Opportunity to volunteer at the Yard Theatre with their team.

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