Work experience


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

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.

Who's it for?

Students in Years 10 – 11


  • Applications open: 2 May 2022
  • Applications close: 1 July 2022, 5pm AEST
  • Successful students announced: 29 July 2022
  • Work experience week: 31 October – 4 November 2022


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