INTERESTED IN A CAREER
IN PERFORMING ARTS?
Work Experience at the Canberra Theatre Centre is a crucial first step to understanding the performing arts industry and how it operates. Working alongside industry professionals across a range of departments, students can explore their areas of interest, ask burning questions and receive individualised advice about pursuing a career in the industry.
Canberra Theatre Centre offers senior school students a chance to spend a week in Canberra’s largest professional theatres, observing and participating in various areas of operation. The Canberra Theatre Centre is the major presenter for performing arts in the ACT. It comprises three theatre spaces, the Canberra Theatre, The Playhouse and The Courtyard Studio.
Students will spend time working on a professional production, assisting lighting technicians, audio technicians and mechanists, followed by time with arts management in box office, front of house, education programming and marketing departments, to name a few.
Please note that there are limited weeks during which work experience can be offered due to the nature of theatre programming. Additionally, CTC’s Work Experience program is highly competitive therefore getting applications in as early as possible is recommended.
To apply for a placement please students must complete all sections and submit the Work Experience Application Form (link below). Interviews are conducted to select appropriate candidates.
You need to fit the following criteria:
• Be in Year 10 or above or a tertiary student (if work experience is a mandatory requirement to complete the relevant course)
• Demonstrate an interest in the performing arts
• Be available to do work experience at an allocated time
THE EDUCATION TEAM AT CANBERRA THEATRE CENTRE WILL CONTACT YOU TO ARRANGE AN INTERVIEW on receipt of your application