Work Experience

A Career in Professional or Community Theatre

Irchester Players operates a work experience and shadowing programme for those  enrolled on a full time higher or further education courses, which relates to theatre and welcomes applications for work experience for all people that are passionate about the dramatic arts and share our ethos. Jessica Yates, currently undertaking work experience, had this to say:

“I came not knowing anyone, but I have found everyone to be friendly, approachable and encouraging. My time and experience has been fun, very educational and enjoyable – I have learnt so much about how theatre, particularly in the community, works. Players have tailored my experience to fit me; allowing me to work on costuming, something I want to study at university.

I would highly recommend undertaking a work experience with Players to everyone and anyone who asked; I have loved it that much I have become a member.”

We can offer shadowing programmes in the following areas

  • Directing
  • Costumes
  • Sound
  • Stage Management

We can offer work experience in the following areas:

  • Costume assistants
  • Hospitality
  • Administration

If you would like to apply for work experience or a shadowing position please apply by sending your CV and covering letter to In your covering letter please state what your areas of interest are, why you want to work with Irchester Players and how you think we can help you, and how you believe you share our ethos (which you can read about on the About Players page of this site).

We are committee to offering as many students access to the programme and will take as many applicants as we can.