Work Experience

Work Experience

Students in Year 10 and 11 are invited to apply for one week of Work Experience at Bell Shakespeare HQ in Sydney. Twelve students from around Australia will be selected to join the Company and go behind the scenes to discover how a working theatre company operates. Meet our team and learn about production, casting, design, rehearsals, marketing, box office, fundraising, education and administration.

Students will see live theatre, explore backstage, undertake group projects, listen to panel discussions, interview staff and participate in practical workshops. The 2020 program will take place during the Sydney Opera House season of The Comedy of Errors.

Entry by application. Students in regional/interstate schools are encouraged to apply, however Bell Shakespeare is unable to cover travel and accommodation costs.

How to apply?


Students must complete an online application that will be available on 11 May 2020.

Important 2020 dates


Applications open 11 May 2020
Applications close 3 July 2020
Successful students announced 24 July 2020
Work experience week 2-6 November 2020

2019 participants


Thank you to all the students who applied for Bell Shakespeare’s Work Experience program for 2019. We received a wealth of amazing applications from students in regional and metropolitan schools across Australia. As with previous years, it was a difficult process to select the recipients. We wish all applicants the best with their studies.

Congratulations to the 14 students who will be joining us at Bell Shakespeare HQ from 4 – 8 November, for a behind-the-scenes week focusing on our national touring production of Much Ado About Nothing.

Olivia Bartha, Morisset High School NSW
Morgan Clyne
, Hunter Valley Grammar School NSW
Ariel Dzino
, Norwood Morialta High School SA
Diya Goswami
, Baulkham Hills High School NSW
Libby Hoyle
, Parkes High School NSW
Adele Louchart-Fletcher, Narrabundah College ACT
Ishka Maat, St Philip’s College, Alice Springs NT
Zach Millstead, Yeoval Central School NSW
Amelia Morice, St Patrick’s College, Launceston TAS
Alexandra MacDonald, Mt St Patrick College Murwillumbah NSW
Rafael Partos, Newtown High School of the Performing Arts NSW
Georgina Saad, MacKillop College, Port Macquarie NSW
Elliot Shute, Blackburn High School VIC
George Snow, Registered Home Education, Huonville TAS

Work Experience