11 November 2019

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Want to work in theatre, but not as an actor? TheatreCraft is for you!

On 11 November 2019 TheatreCraft returns to the Royal Opera House for our annual careers event, which is open to anyone aged 16-30 and interested in a career in theatre …and the best part? It’s completely free to attend!

At TheatreCraft, you can:

Take part in Workshops and Talks with West End theatres led by top industry professionals – see below for details!

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 insight into career options from those in the know!

Our workshops are a great way to gain insight into a range of
off-stage 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!


Meet organisations from across the theatre industry

Each year, our vibrant Marketplace is packed full of leading theatre organisations.

Make sure you plan time in your day to check out the stalls and meet our fab exhibitors, and find out first-hand what this incredible industry has to offer.

Exhibitors 2019

Click here to see the list of exhibitors 

Would you like to exhibit at TheatreCraft 19?

Click here to express your interest


We are proud to have the support of wonderful Ambassadors every year

TheatreCraft are proud to have the support of our wonderful ambassadors each year.

Past Ambassadors include: Nica Burns, Michael Grandage, Lyn Gardner, Phyllida Lloyd, Jamie Lloyd and Vicki Featherstone. Pictured are our 2018 Ambassadors (left to right: Griselda Yorke , Tamara Harvey, Christopher Oram and Indhu Rubasingham)


Be part of making TheatreCraft 19 the best event yet

Becoming a volunteer for TheatreCraft is a great way of getting involved with the event.

You will get the chance to experience some of the exclusive workshops taking place during the day, mix with industry professionals and work with the TheatreCraft team and partners.

Current Opportunity: Event Volunteers

About the Role

TheatreCraft volunteers will be a vital part of the event, assisting the TheatreCraft team to ensure the smooth running of the day.

Volunteer roles include:

– Event preparation & set up

– Interacting with and supporting the participants

– Attending sessions and monitoring attendance

– Controlling access to sessions

– Giving advice on areas to visit

– Helping participants navigate between venues

– Setting up & clearing spaces

– Administration & registration

– Any other tasks that pop up throughout the day – you’ll need to be on your toes!

Dates & Details:

Volunteers will need to be available from 07:00 – 17:00  on Monday 11 November 2019 for the event itself.

You will also need to attend Briefing and Event Preparation sessions to be held in Central London on Sunday 3 & Sunday 10 November.

If you are unavailable to attend one of the Briefing and Event Preparation sessions, you may still be able to volunteer, so please do let us know when you register.

These briefing sessions will provide you with all the advice, information and training that you will need to be a TheatreCraft volunteer.

This role is voluntary and unpaid.  You will, however, be provided with lunch on the day and a TheatreCraft t-shirt for you to wear and keep.  We will also be happy to provide references, if required (subject to performance).

About You

This is an ideal role for anyone with an active interest in theatre, in the non-performance areas.  It doesn’t matter whether you are seeking a career in theatre or have already started out on one; we are looking for people who share an enthusiasm for the industry, especially in the areas covered at the event.

TheatreCraft volunteers should be confident, reliable, welcoming and comfortable interacting and communicating with people.

Applicants must be aged 18 or over.

If you are interested in becoming a TheatreCraft volunteer, please complete the Event Volunteer Application form

Current Opportunity: Media Team Volunteers

We want to hear from aspiring photographers, bloggers, vloggers and social media buffs to be a part of this year’s Media Team!

We are currently looking for volunteer Photography Assistants, a volunteer Social Media Editor and a volunteer Blog Editor. To download more information on the roles available, click here.

These roles are voluntary and unpaid.  You will, however, be provided with lunch on the day and we will also be happy to provide references if required (subject to performance).

Applicants must be aged 18 or over.

To express your interest or for more information, please email Ellen@masterclass.org.uk and include your full name and the role you are applying for in the subject. Please also include any examples of your work, or a link to your portfolio or blog, and why you would like to be considered.

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