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.

Beat-boxing shows in Brighton (Feb & April)

Conrad Murray beatboxing at Benfield Primary School. Image by Rosie Powell.

In November 2019 Conrad and Nadine from BAC’s Beatbox Academy ran beat-boxing workshops with LOOKOUT for over 100 year 5 young people. In February and April at Komedia there are some beatboxing shows for children by other brilliant beatboxers called SK Shlomo, Jarred Christmas and Hobbit:

Shlomo’s Beatbox Adventure for Kids

SK Shlomo is a world record-breaking beatboxer who makes all kinds of music using just his mouth and a mic.

Join this sonic superhero and become one of his sidekicks in a world of funny sounds, brilliant noises and cool music, whether you’re aged 1 or 101!

Fri 21 Feb at 1pm, Komedia, Brighton. Tickets £10 for adults and £8 for children. Book here.

More info about Schlomo here.

Jarred Christmas & Hobbit: The Mighty Kids Beatbox Comedy Show. 

Calling kids aged 5 to 100, join our MIGHTY gang! A sensational interactive show, where the worlds of comedy and beat boxing collide with electrifying results.  Pick-up beat boxing tips to impress your friends, make mind-blowing music, win prizes and laugh through your pantaloons!

Fri 17 April, 4pm, Komedia, Brighton. Tickets £8 (£30 family of four). Book here.

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.

Brighton People’s Theatre activities

Brighton People’s Theatre offer weekly workshops, monthly workshops with guest artists, play-reading groups and theatre clubs. If you are over 18,  have a BN postcode and don’t work in theatre already then these pay what you decide events could be for you.

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

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

Audio Active free music workshops

Sessions is an open access skills development, performance and master class programme. Music Production, Rap & Lyric Writing, Live Production, Recording workshops run weekly delivered by professional artist practitioners with industry experience. Participants can also plug in to regular performance opportunities from low-key open mic events to high profile gigs.

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.

The Old Vic, London – summer school

Summer School is open to 16-25 year olds who want to develop new skills, gain confidence, build networks and explore what it means to create theatre. The Old Vic are particularly keen to hear from people who have had limited or no access to arts opportunities in the past and are committed to identifying and resolving barriers which may ordinarily exclude young people from accessing theatre. No experience is necessary and the programme is not open to anyone who has received (or is receiving) formal, degree level (or equivalent) arts training, or has taken part in the programme previously. This programme is open to young disabled people or young people with additional needs.

More information and sign up to the mailing list here.