Work Experience


Applications for our February 2023 Half Term Backstage Work Week are available now 

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. 

·  Deadline for applications: Monday 14 November 2022  

·  Interviews take place in the week starting: 5 December 2022

·  Decisions made by: 9 December 2022

·  Backstage work week: 13th-17th February 2023


What happens in Backstage Work Week?  

A one-week placement will comprise of a series of sessions 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.  


How to apply  

Applications are now available to fill out for our Work Experience week! The application consists of an online application form which should take no longer than 10 minutes to fill out.

There are options to fill in the form in writing or upload a video response. The link to the form is 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 our Participation department on


Who can apply?  

AGE 15-19 - anyone aged between anyone in years 11, 12, 13 Further Education or a gap year.  

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.   

Before applying to take part, please make sure that you can commit to attending all five days (10 am - 4.30 pm).

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.