Cast offers two weeks of work experience opportunities throughout the academic year: one aimed at 14 – 16-year-olds (June/July) and the other aimed at 16 – 19-year-olds (February).
Note: We are unable to offer Work Experience outside of these two weeks.
If you're interested in getting involved with Cast and want to learn theatre-making skills, Cast Youth Theatre might be of interest to you or visit our website to a look through some our specialist workshops.
For more information on the work experience programme, please contact our Participation Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org
What happens in Backstage Work Week?
This one-week course will comprise of a series of workshops led by staff from across Cast and will cover areas such as Technical Theatre, Stage Management, Marketing, Producing, Finance, Front of House and much more.
During the week, you will have the opportunity to work on a professional production at Cast and ask all your burning questions at our meet the staff event.
Who can apply?
We have two Backstage Work Weeks during an academic year:
AGE 16-19 - anyone aged between anyone in years 11, 12, 13 Further Education or a gap year.
- Deadline for applications: Friday 31 December 2021
- Interviews take place on January 11, 2022
- Backstage work week on February 14th - 18 2022
AGE 14-16 - anyone who is in Year 10 or Year 11
- June/July TBC
Before applying to take part, please make sure that you can commit to attending all five days (10 am-4.30 pm). It is also essential that you gain permission from your parents/carers if you are under the age of 18. All the sessions will take place at Cast in Doncaster.
We will prioritise applications from young people from Doncaster. This means most open access places are offered to people who live in this borough. Due to funding, we guarantee 2 places to students from Doncaster College.
We also reserve some places for Young People from backgrounds currently underrepresented in our industry or who may experience barriers to Work Experience in creative industries. As such we are actively seeking candidates who identify as being from Global majority, Disabled and/or low-income backgrounds, regardless of whether they are based in Doncaster.
How to apply
We are now recruiting for our February week and again in the new year for our summer week. The application consists of an online application form which should take no longer than 5 minutes to fill out. There are options to fill in the form in writing or upload a video response. You can find the form here
If you cannot apply online or have access needs, you can pop into the theatre or phone our Box Office on 01302 303 959. We may then also contact your reference before offering you a place on the week.
If you require any additional support in completing our online form or feel you have a barrier to applying, please do not hesitate to contact Sara at email@example.com
How do we select?
We aim to meet everybody who fits the criteria for Backstage Work Week, either in person or over Zoom. Unfortunately, we can’t guarantee a place for everybody we meet. We aim to select those who we feel will benefit the most from the experience. We will be looking for a balanced mix of young people from different backgrounds. Our decision is not based on prior experience or knowledge, the week is open to anybody who fulfils the above criteria.