Trainee Theatre Practitioner

Burnley Youth Theatre is excited to announce we are recruiting a Trainee Theatre Practitioner to start the week beginning 27th September until the 12th December 2021.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an early career Theatre Practitioner who has some experience in planning and leading workshops (this experience can be voluntary or educationally based).  The applicant must have a passion and enthusiasm for theatre, the arts and working with young people.

The role is a paid placement (National Minimum Wage) and is for 10 hours a week for 10 weeks based at our theatre building in Burnley.  The placement will run during our Autumn Season and will include gaining experience in:

  • Inclusive Youth Theatre Workshops

  • School and Outreach Workshops

  • A Christmas Production

Applicants must be 18 – 25 years old. A timetable will be created for the trainee practitioner to ensure that they gain experience in a range of workshops. Our core workshops run on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays with our Christmas Production running on Wednesdays (with some weekend rehearsals).

We are an equal opportunities employer and are committed to ensuring that underrepresented communities are represented in our organisation. We particularly welcome applications from the BAME community.

About Burnley Youth Theatre

Burnley Youth Theatre is a unique, thriving arts organisation in Burnley, Lancashire, with our own purpose built theatre and will celebrate our 50th anniversary in 2023. Our mission is to ‘creatively inspire children and young people to take their next steps’ and we are passionate about developing our local community to ensure they are confident, healthy, resilient and ready for the future.

We offer an extensive programme of creative activity for children, young people and families, in person and digitally, through a year-round programme across five strands: Youth Theatre, Professional Theatre, Creative Education, Outreach and Training.

Job Role                                

Trainee Theatre Practitioner


National Minimum Wage

Deadline for applications:                 

Sunday 5th September

Interviews will take place: 

Wednesday 15th September.

To apply, please complete the Application Form outlining why you think the Trainee Theatre Practitioner placement is for you.  This is a Google Form and will automatically be sent to Laura Simpson.  Please also complete our Equality and Diversity Google Form as part of your application.

Application form:

Equality and Diversity Form: