Work Experience

Sadly, due to current circumstances, Bell Shakespeare is unable to offer the Work Experience program in 2020. We will reopen the program in 2021.

Bell Shakespeare’s Work Experience program is designed for students in Year 10 and 11 and takes place at Bell Shakespeare HQ in Sydney. Twelve students from around Australia are selected each year to join the Company and go behind the scenes to discover how a working theatre company operates. Students meet our team and learn about production, casting, design, rehearsals, marketing, box office, fundraising, education and administration.

Participants see live theatre, explore backstage, undertake group projects, listen to panel discussions, interview staff and participate in practical workshops. Each year’s program centres around Bell Shakespeare’s national touring production, during its season at Sydney Opera House.

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

Information regarding the 2021 Work Experience program will be announced in late 2020.