Cast Young Leaders Scheme

Be part of the next generation of creative workshop leaders in Doncaster!

Cast Participation team is looking to recruit young people, aged 16-21, from across Doncaster to become Young Leaders in the arts. This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone with an interest in creative arts, particularly those considering a career in arts and culture or education.


What is involved?

As a Young Leader, you will be placed with one of our Youth Theatre groups for 1 academic term where you will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the delivery of a variety of creative activities, assisting arts professionals to run workshops in dance, drama and theatre with children and young people across your area. You will also receive training in Child Protection and Safeguarding.

After this term you will then have the opportunity to progress to Advanced Young Leaders, where you will have the chance to work in a different group, giving you experience with another age group, take part in creative sessions that include after school activities and holiday clubs, as well as helping to shape the creative programme here at Cast.

In order to ensure that you are fully supported, you will receive a full programme of training and mentoring, as well as ongoing guidance from session leaders. You will also have the opportunity to get a DBS and chaperone licence.

Former Advanced Young Leaders have gone on to work as assistant at Cast, and in other Young Theatres, Chaperone our professional performances and to train as teachers and facilitators.

In addition to this, you will have the opportunity to further develop your skills and interests here at Cast with bespoke opportunities created to nurture your individual talents, from directing to technical support to participatory arts to marketing as well as the chance to work towards Arts Award certification.


How do I apply?

If you are interested in becoming a Young Leader, please fill out the attached form and return to with the subject line Young Leader Application. Alternatively, you can hand your application in at the Cast box office in an envelope marked Young Leaders application FAO Participation or send it via post to: FAO Participation, Young Leaders, Cast, Waterdale, Doncaster, DN1 3BU.

If you have any questions, or just want to learn more about this opportunity, please get in touch via email at

We look forward to hearing from you!