CAREERS IN... Drama and Theatre

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Careers Info Jobs & Work Experience Volunteering Employer Directories Related Media & Docs

Careers Info

Prospects – Graduate Careers Website with information covering all career areas.

Creative Choices – Offers insights into a number of creative sectors including Theatre and Dance

Creative Skillset – Contains useful career information for working in different creative sectors. Has a useful guide for putting together an Actors CV.

Equity – The trade union representing performers and artists. Protecting the rights of actors, directors, choreographers, stage management and designers. Membership available for professionals in the entertainment industry.

CastWeb – Information resource for those seeking to cast and work within the film, TV, Theatre, modelling and advertising industries.

Cinel Gabran – Cinel Gabran Management is a personal management company/ agency for actors, writers, composers and directors. The company’s main client base is now in Wales, where it represents actors for both English and Welsh language productions.

Jobs and Work Experience

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Sherman Theatre Cymru – Sherman Cymru’s work experience programme.

Prospects – Search job vacancies – Graduate jobs.

Theatre in Wales – Theatre, dance and performance jobs and events in Wales.

Skeleton Productions: A UK based video production company that uses a 3,000 strong filmmaker network to fulfil client work.

Spotlight – Casting directories and resources.

Wales Millennium Centre – Opportunities for part time employment and work experience.

Cardiff Theatrical Services – Opportunities for work experience and employment.

National Student Drama Festival – A wide range of workshops, performances and a unique opportunity for networking, with particularly good work experience and networking for theatre technicians.

Mandy.com – International film and TV production services and job search. – – Includes Acting vacancies.

CastWeb – Information resource for those seeking to cast and work within the film, TV, Theatre, modelling and advertising industries.

Cinel Gabran – Cinel Gabran Management is a personal management company/ agency for actors, writers, composers and directors. The company’s main client base is now in Wales, where it represents actors for both English and Welsh language productions.

The Actors Centre – The Actors Centre is a UK training centre for professional actors with classes are taught by practitioners in theatre, film and TV.

The Riverfront, Newport – Offers work experience opportunities and projects.

Arts Hub – Jobs, careers and news for the arts and creative industry.

ACM Jobs – Jobs website for people in the Arts, Culture and Media sectors.

StarNow – Auditions and jobs listings, talent directory and community site.

Uni-versal Extras – Film and TV extra opportunities for students.

BBC – The BBC’s website offers a varied range of sites including news, sport, community, education, children’s, and lifestyle with TV programme support, TV and radio on demand via BBC iPlayer, and easy-to-use web search from the BBC.

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Volunteering

Superstars – Provides the opportunity to volunteer your drama skills in a school based environment.

Wiki Festivals Volunteering – Festival Jobs and Volunteering opportunities.

Voluntary Arts – Volunteering opportunities across the UK.

For general volunteering opportunities visit the Volunteering section of the Careers Website.

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Employer Directories

The Stage – Contains vacancies, listings, reviews and advice.

getintotheatre – career opportunities, work experience and training in the perfomance industries. Also has a directory of Theatre Companies.

BECTU – union advice for working in the creative industries. Also includes ‘Crewbus’ – a searchable employer directory.

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Related media and Docs

Guardian Careers Talk Podcast – Conjuring a career in performing arts.

AGCAS Industry Insight – Creative Arts and Culture – Includes information on roles, entry and progression, typical employers and trends.

AGCAS Industry Insight – Media – Includes information on roles, entry and progression, typical employers and trends.


Arts, creative arts and humanities – 'What do graduates do?’ presents information on the employment of recent graduates.

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