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Work Experience

Work Experience at Northern Stage is for anyone aged 14-18 looking to gain an insight into the backstage roles in a theatre. With a focus on technical and production our intensive week of work experience also gives a chance to meet Northern Stage staff across all areas, including producing, participation, marketing and programming.

Participants will be introduced to light, sound, special effects and stage management. They will get the chance to try out different backstage roles in our professional theatre space, and will work together to design and produce their own technical installations.


Applications for Work Experience 2024 are now closed. If you have applied, we will let you know if you have been successful before the end of March. Please note that we receive a really high number of applications, so as part of the shortlisting process we may invite some people to a telephone interview.

If you have any questions please email

If you would like to register your interest for Work Experience in July 2025, please fill in this form to be added to the mailing list and we will let you know once applications open for 2025.

Work Experience at Northern Stage


We recognise the underrepresentation that exists within our sector, and we’re committed to breaking down barriers to entry and one of the ways we strive to achieve this is through our Work Experience Programme. We therefore welcome and strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds, regardless of disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and any other protected characteristic to apply to get involved in our Work Experience Programme.

If you are a young person, teacher or parent/guardian who’d like to know more, please email