Work experience

One week behind-the-scenes at Bell Shakespeare HQ for students in Years 10 and 11

2023 recipients of Bell Shakespeare's work experience program

Students in Year 10 and 11 are invited to apply for one week of Work Experience at Bell Shakespeare HQ in Sydney.

Applications are now closed for the 2024 Work Experience program.

Our Work Experience program is designed to give students insight into the entire process of making and producing theatre, not only what’s on stage.

Twelve students from across 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 everything from 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. Entry is by application. Students with interest in a range of aspects of theatremaking are strongly encouraged to apply.

Students in regional/interstate schools are encouraged to apply, however Bell Shakespeare is unable to cover travel and accommodation costs. Please note, we are unable to accept or consider work experience applications from students outside of this program.


Applications open: 6 May 2024
Applications close: 30 June 2024, 11.59pm AEST
Successful students announced: 30 July 2024
Work experience week: 28 October – 1 November 2024

To apply for Work Experience, use the link below and head to our application form. You will need to attach a statement of intent, which gives us information about you, what you're interested in, and how our Work Experience program would be of value to you.