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Theatre and performance arts

Within the theatre and performing arts sector you could be looking at a wide range of occupations. Prospects has a useful list of job profiles each containing relevant information about key responsibilities, skill requirements, starting salaries, entry requirements, career prospects with links to major employers and current graduate vacancies.


Potential job roles

Keep up-to-date with the industry

As part of your job-hunting strategy you will need to keep up to date on developments in this sector and keep track of any vacancies that are coming up. Below are some key resources to help you research opportunities available. The knowledge gained through your research may help you to target your applications and will help when preparing for interviews.

  • ArtsHub - Publishes essential jobs and news information to professionals working in the UK arts and cultural industries.
  • One Dance UK - The website of the industry body for dance in the UK offers career advice, jobs, contacts and event listings.
  • The Stage - Website for the theatre and performing arts industries that features news, training and job opportunities, advice and audition listings.
  • ScreenSkills - Industry body which supports skills and training for people working in the creative industries and advertises vacancies in film, TV and related industries.
  • CreateBritain Create a Profile for peers, fans and business opportunities to find you. The site brings many aspects of the creative industries together into an easy to navigate, highly relevant space.
  • Ladies, Wine & Design offer free mentorship circles, portfolio reviews, talks & creative meetups for underrepresented creatives.
  • The Talent Universe A social network for musicians & music industry professionals.


Theatre and performance arts

Your guide to building a career in theatre and performance arts.

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Finding a job in theatre and performance arts

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