Work Experience

Work Experience 2009

If you would like a real insight into the inner workings of the theatre you can apply to spend a week with us on work experience.

Each day you will experience a different department including Technical, Communications, Participation as well as observing rehearsals (where possible) and Front of House duties (ushering and box office). Where possible you will be given practical tasks to complete although there may also be times where you are observing as it will not be safe for you to get involved.

Open to students in year 10 and 11 we offer this opportunity 3 times a year. Although we try hard to provide corresponding dates with those which the schools have arranged, these sometimes have to be negotiated. Demand for placements is high. If you are short listed you will be contacted and may be invited to come in for an informal chat. 

If you are interested in being considered please download and complete this form.

We offer 3 placements per year in the following timescales:

Autumn (Oct/Nov) Spring (Feb/March) and Summer (April/May).

Unfortunately we are not able to offer placements between June and September. Please remember this when applying for work experience.

Please email your form to: or post to Philippa Crossman, Northern Stage, Barras Bridge, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 7RH.

Student Feedback

"I was surprised at how close each of the departments were. There's obviously no lack of communication here!" Sarah also wrote a blog which you can read here.

Sarah Evans, March 2013

Student Feedback

"The atmosphere at Northern Stage is really nice to come into. I was very nervous but the staff were lovely! I enjoyed seeing what work has to be carried out to put all of these fantastic shows onto the stage." You can read Laura's blog here.

Laura Evans, March 2013


"It was like I expected, but even better! I found out about finance, fundraising and the technical side. Northern Stage is more laid back than any other theatre and all the staff are very supportive!"

Will Clucas, December 2012

Student Feedback

Imogen Hall, age 15, wrote a blog about her work experience placement in Summer 2011. You can read it here.

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