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 website address 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 November ’13

Actor’s Touring Company
Type: Digital Placement
Length: 3 months
Info: Digital placement for 3 months. Voluntary role but travel expenses paid for. 3 days a week.

Almeida Theatre
Length: 6 months
Info: Two internships, paid. Must be unemployed and live in Islington.

Arcola Theatre
Type: Front of House and Event Management / Technical Production / Marketing and Arts Admin / Youth and Community / Arcola Engery Sustainability
Length: 3 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: Producing Traineeship
Length: 1 year
Info: Paid bursary to the traineeship, only runs once a year. Apply in November of each year.

Type: Communications / Administration / Artistic Director Assistant
Length: 3 months
Info: Unpaid, only listed on website when required. All year round volunteering opportunities in Ushering and Assisting on performances available.

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: Administration / Stage Management
Length: 2 months
Info: Internship either in office work or production work. Office work includes administration, marketing, and development. Production work includes assisting Assistant Stage Manager with props, research, and sourcing as well as assisting rehearsals.

Finborough Theatre
Type: Administration / Production
Length: 3 months +
Info: Unpaid, four 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 / Administration
Length: 3 months
Info: Paid if funding available.

The Gate Theatre
Type: Intern in all departments.
Length: 3 months
Info: Unpaid, working in a variety of different areas including: marketing, producing, general management, education and script development.

Greenwich and Lewisham Young People’s Theatre
Type: Project Assistant / Company Intern
Length: 3 months
Info: Expenses paid, working in a variety of roles within the organisation, supporting and developing.

Institute of Contemporary Arts
Type: Communications (PR)
Length: 2.5 days over 3 months
Info:  Working as the press intern within the communications department. Voluntary.

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: Administration and Marketing Intern
Length: 3 months
Info: Unpaid, working in the theatre office, assisting in administration 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.

The Old Vic
Type: Old Vic Young Voices 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.

Oval House Theatre
Info: Only listed on website when required.

The Print Room
Type: Theatre Administration
Length: 3 months
Info: Travel, and lunch expenses only. Voluntary theatre administration internship working closely with the artistic director and theatre department in administration tasks.

Pleasance Theatre
Type: Production Assistant / Administration / Marketing / Programming
Length: 3 months
Info: Different requirements and responsibilities for each role. Times and commitments vary too. All unpaid. See website for extensive list of information.

Polka Theatre
Type: Marketing and Press
Length: 3 – 6 months
Info: Working closely with head of marketing and press, you’ll work for 2 days for 3-6 months. Unpaid. Only listed on the website when required.

Rich Mix
Type: Marketing and Media Internship
Length: 6 months
Info: PAID internship working 40 hours a week. Supporting and promoting activities of Rich Mix with the Marketing and Media team.

Shakespeare’s Globe
Type: Fundraiser
Length: 3 to 6 months.
Info: Can apply all year around, but must have a strong interest in fundraising.

Type: Communications
Length: 3 to 4 months.
Info: 4 days a week. Working with both Press and Marketing assisting on the communication of the Globe brand.

Soho Theatre
Type: Marketing
Length: 3 months
Info: Internships only listed on the website when they are required.

Tara Arts
Type: Marketing and Press, Arts Management and Production
Length: 2-3 months
Info: 3 days a week working in either marketing & press, management or production at Tara Arts.

Unicorn Theatre
Type: Marketing and Admin / Digital
Length: 1 month, flexible hours
Info: Assisting in a brand new festival coming this summer. Voluntary role but expenses paid for.