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 gallery


We were delighted to welcome 14 students to join us as at Bell Shakespeare HQ from 4 – 8 November 2019, for a behind-the-scenes week focusing on our national touring production of Much Ado About Nothing.

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Work Experience