Who we are / What we do
Want to work in theatre, but not as an actor? TheatreCraft is for you!
We provide you with all of the information, resources and advice on your next steps for breaking into the industry. We host the UK’s largest free careers fair for young people aged 16-30 looking for an offstage career in theatre.
TheatreCraft was created by Masterclass in 2003 as a way to provide opportunities and advice to young people seeking offstage roles in theatre, and is now run in partnership with the Society of London Theatre, the Royal Opera House, and Mousetrap Theatre Projects.
At TheatreCraft, you can:
- Take part in Workshops and Talks with West End theatres led by top industry professionals
- Explore a vibrant Marketplace packed with stalls and talk to leading UK theatres, companies and education providers
- Make connections and network with other young people starting their theatre careers
- Gain access to exclusive ticket offers and discounts
- Learn about upcoming theatre jobs and opportunities
Getting involved with TheatreCraft is a great way to gain insight into a range of offstage theatre careers, including:
Stage Management | Producing | Sound | Set Design | Casting | Props | Directing | Theatre Management | Playwriting | Make-up | Costume | Wigs | Marketing & PR | Lighting | Prosthetics | Dramaturgy & more!
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News and opportunities
The Ambassadors for TheatreCraft 2019 have been announced as Yamin Choudury (Artistic Director of Hackney Empire), Nadia Fall (Artistic Director of Theatre Royal Stratford East) and Michelle Terry (actor and Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe). The three...
The UK's largest free careers event for young people seeking an off-stage career in theatre, is back for 2019! On 11 November 2019, TheatreCraft will be returning to the Royal Opera House for the first time since 2015. This marks the free theatre careers event’s...
Get Into Theatre is a new website to help you find all the information and opportunities you need to pursue a successful career in theatre in the UK. From backstage to performing, training to apprenticeships, you will find up-to-date theatre jobs information and...