CAREERS IN... Drama and Theatre

Drama and Theatre The links below are relevant to Drama and Theatre and will list careers information, employers in your field and job/work experience opportunities.

You may want to look at other areas closely aligned to your subject area. Also bear in mind that there are a range of careers open to you which may not directly relate to the subject you have studied. Take a look at Things you can do with your degree to discover more careers options.

To access a comprehensive listing of occupations visit Prospects Explore Types of Jobs

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

Arts Council England – Supports activities across the arts, museums and libraries – from theatre to digital art, reading to dance, music to literature, and crafts to collections.

Arts Council of Wales – Responsible for funding, developing and supporting the arts in Wales.

Creative Choices – Theatre careers advice including getting started in acting.

Creative Skillset – Contains useful career information for working in different creative sectors.

Creative Toolkit – BECTU’s careers advice for creatives.

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.

Royal Shakespeare Company – Careers guidance on backstage careers.

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.

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

Arts Jobs – Arts Council England’s jobsite.

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

The Barbican Jobs – Major centre for the arts in London.

BBC Careers

BBC Writers Room – Explore new writing opportunities and events.

Cardiff Theatrical Services – Opportunities for work experience and employment in stage production.

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

Chapter Arts Centre – One of Cardiff favourite arts networking venues – jobs and work experience opportunities.

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.

Emptage Hallett – Talent Agency (Cardiff & London Agencies)

Mandy.com – Latest acting jobs & acting auditions.

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.

National Theatre – National theatre vacancies.

Media Volt – Auditions, Castings & Jobs In TV/Film/Theatre

Royal Shakespeare Company – Work placement opportunities with the RSC.

Royal Albert Hall – Iconic London venue.

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

Spotlight – Casting directories and resources.

Superstars – Opportunity to use your drama skills in a school-based environment.

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

Uni-versal Extras – Supplying extras and supporting artistes across the UK and Ireland

Volunteering and Work Experience

New Theatre – Front of House Volunteer at a Cardiff based theatre.

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

Sherman Theatre Cymru – Volunteer Ushers. Also offers work experience

St David’s Hall – Central Cardiff based venue. Front of House Volunteers Scheme.

Voluntary Arts – Volunteering opportunities across the UK.

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

Wiki Festivals Volunteering – Festival Jobs and Volunteering opportunities.

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

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Amateur theatre and drama groups in Wales – Theatre in Wales directory.

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

The Entertainment Agents Association – Directory of UK agents.

Professional theatre, dance and performance companies in Wales – Theatre in Wales directory.



Career guide compiled by members of the Stage Management Association







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The content of these sites is subject to change and not subject to the editorial control of the Careers Service and Unilife. If you come across a link which takes you to a poor quality or dysfunctional site, please contact the Careers Service and let us know, so the link can be removed.

Updated: July 2018


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