Being able to speak to the backstage crew of 1927 helped teach me a lot about the different variety of roles needed for show business.

Edie, Participant

You can find opportunities in the creative industries in this section. We’ll only recommend activities that have creativity at their heart and are free or very good value. The opportunities might be local, national or international. They’ll mostly be aimed at people aged from 9 – 18yrs.

The BFI London Film Festival 2020

From the 7th to the 18th of October, the BFI Film Festival will be virtually premiering over 50 diverse films created by some amazing and talented people.

Even better, if you’re aged 16-25 you can get tickets for just £5.

Read more about it here.

Write with Little Green Pig

Every Monday local company Little Green Pig will post writing prompts to inspire children and young people to get creative at home. On Wednesdays, check out their YouTube channel for a message from Team LGP in which they’ll build on the week’s activities. More information here.

Take part in Company Three’s Coronavirus Time Capsule

Working with Nick Hern Books youth theatre company Company Three have created a Blueprint for anyone to make their own Time Capsule. It’s free and for any sized group of teenagers. You can adapt it however you like. More info here.

Take part in Clod Ensemble’s new show

CLOD ENSEMBLE is a performance company working at the intersection of different forms and disciplines – at the point where they meet, transform and challenge each other to become something new. They work with dancers, actors, musicians, medics, architects and orchestras.

You can help them develop a new version of their first ever show; ‘The Feast During the Plague’ that they made 25 years ago. Listen to composer Paul Clark’s music, make up your own moves and send them in

Let us know if you go for anything, we’d love to know how you get on.

Mentoring for future Production Managers

The Production Managers’ Forum mentoring scheme is an opportunity for future production managers to gain from the wide experience base of production manager forum members.

You would be either in higher education or early career, or you could potentially be looking to make the move from another area into production management.

More information here.

Viral, Lighthouse, Brighton

Supporting 16-25 year olds from diverse backgrounds in Brighton & Hove to develop a career in the creative and digital industries.  It’s a free year long project which includes regular Open Sessions.

More info here

Open Door – support to go to drama school for acting and backstage training

Open Door is a non-profit organisation that helps talented young people who do not have the financial support or resources to gain a place at one of the UK’s leading drama schools.

Open Door is a 8-month part time intensive course designed to give you what you need to take the next step in your career. We work with people aged between 18-26 (Actors) 17-26 (Behind the Scenes), based in
London, Essex, Sheffield, Rotherham & the East Midlands who are serious about pursuing a career in either Acting, Backstage or Production Arts but may need a little help in getting there.

More information here.

Bridge the Gap from Stage One – support for aspiring commercial producers

Are you interested in overseeing a performance successfully being put on stage? Are you highly organised? Are you the collaborative coordinator on a creative process? Are you doing exactly what a theatre producer does, without realising?

Stage One have created Bridge the Gap to make sure that more people can build on the skills and knowledge needed to pursue a career in commercial theatre producing.

Applications for 19/20 are now closed but become a member of Stage One to gain access to the resources (it’s free) and sign up to the mailing list to watch out for the next deadline.

More information here.