Tight Fit Theatre: Work Experience
Thinking of joining us?
We sometimes accept work experience placements, usually as ‘Theatre Assistants’ in Beaconsfield or High Wycombe, Bucks, UK. Please see our published Production Schedule for other locations. Being a small theatre company (we are not a venue) we can accommodate Placements only during appropriate planning, rehearsal, performance, and technical periods. Your availability, flexibility and transport arrangements are important.
During a planning period, the skills most often used are at the desk or dealing with customers (10am-4pm). During the rehearsal period you may be helping keep 'the book' or busy finding props or painting scenery (10am-5pm). During performances, you could be working backstage or front-of-house (5pm-10.30pm). When we are providing technical support to a production you may help preparing scenery to customer's specification, as in the photo above.
Placements receive whatever training and supervision is necessary. We will need to meet you beforehand to judge how you will fit in.
If after all that, you would still like to be considered for a Placement with the company please
join our auditions mailing list
and you will hear about opportunities as soon as they arise and then you may apply to be a Placement. Further information will be given at that time. You have nothing to lose, may hear about a good opportunity, and we won't give your email address to anyone else.
- We regret we do not have the resources to deal with every request for a Work Experience Placement individually as we receive scores of them. It is human nature that if you 'bother' us too much, you are less likely to be considered. ;-) (This applies to actors too!) Please don't send an individual email unless we already know you, or you know there is a vacancy and are applying for it.
- You may be unlucky if your educational establishment allows you only a narrow window of opportunity; our opportunities do not necessarily coincide, temporally speaking. It amazes me that schools don't seem to understand that they shouldn't all release all their people onto Work Experience at the same time. No wonder so many are disappointed. It is not always appropriate or possible for us to have Work Experience Placements with us and when we do, numbers are limited. When we cannot easily choose between applicants we may have to draw straws on your behalf. You may stand more chance of being accepted if, for example, you were able to undertake Work Experience during what you may think of otherwise as holiday time.
- You are likely to be disappointed if you left this until the very last minute to be arranged. A tip: begin organising your Work Experience as soon as you know about it, no matter how distant it may seem.
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