Milton Keynes Theatre offers several week long work experience placements per year for young people aged 15 and above. These are suitable for students undertaking their year 10 work experience or any student interested in pursuing a career in arts management.
Work experience weeks at Milton Keynes Theatre give successful applicants the opportunity to shadow different departments including theatre management, box office, marketing, press, front of house, technical (ages 18+), development and creative learning.
Please note that Milton Keynes Theatre is a “receiving house” – a theatre which solely presents touring productions, as opposed to a “producing house” which, as the name suggests, produces the shows on its stage itself and doesn’t “buy in” shows. It is for this reason that we are not able to provide students with work placements in acting, theatre production, stage management, wardrobe, theatrical make-up or directing. Our placements are only suitable for those interested in gaining a greater understanding of how a theatre is run and the different departments working within it.
Our work experience weeks for the 2015-2016 academic year are:
Mon 16th – Fri 20th Nov 2015
Mon 18th – Fri 22nd Jan 2016
Mon 18th – Fri 22nd April 2016
Mon 11th – Fri 15th July 2016
We do receive a very high volume of work experience requests and it is for this reason that we are not able to accommodate every application we receive with a work experience placement. We will however consider everyone who applies equally and fairly.
We regret that due to our work schedules we are unable to provide work experience placements at other times of the year.