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Technical Theatre Workshop Leaders / Practitioners


Job Type

Part Time

About the Role

We are seeking a talented and experienced workshop leaders to join our pool of practitioners to run technical theatre workshops in West End studios and in schools across London. We are ideally seeking practitioners with experience in any of the following fields:

- Set design
- Stage makeup
- Costume design
- Stage management
- Directing
- Producing
- Film making

Practitioners are provided with lesson plans and resources, along with information about the group taking part, which can be tailored by you as required to meet the needs of the students. They may work individually or as part of a team to deliver a high standard of drama and theatre experience. However, you will be expected to provide necessary equipment, such as makeup, set boxes, sample cue-scripts, etc as relevant for your specialism.

The majority of schools we work with are secondary, but we run programmes for children and young people aged 4-21.

Full training will be provided on best practice, lesson planning, delivery of classes, safeguarding and on health and safety.

The practitioner will be employed on a freelance, self-employed basis. Rates vary depending on the nature of the workshop, with fees starting at £25-£30ph for a minimum of two hours, plus expenses for the use of your equipment, and is to include the planning of lessons, delivery, and post lesson reporting.


All applicants MUST meet the following requirements:

  • Have a minimum three years of professional experience in your field,

  • Prior teaching experience in schools, youth theatres, stage schools, or similar settings

  • Have as valid enhanced DBS certificate, preferrably with the live update service - WE CANNOT EMPLOY YOU WITHOUT THIS!

  • Be confident, engaging and friendly

  • Be passionate about Drama and Theatre

  • Be able to plan and adapt lesson plans as required

  • Be able to run workshops solo with groups of up to 30 children or young people

In addition, the following criteria are desired, but not essential:

  • Be professionally trained to degree level or drama school equivalent, 

  • Have a good knowledge of drama and theatre practice and styles of performance.

To apply, please send the following to to

  • Your CV, 

  • Confirmation of your DBS certificate, 

  • Two references, 

  • A covering letter which details your past/current teaching experience.

About the Company

Theatre Workout is a leading theatre and training organisation, creating bespoke programmes designed to maximise the theatre experience of children and young people, and to enhance the creative curriculum of schools.

Founded in 2006 Theatre Workout operates across the education, theatre and travel industries, working primarily with school groups as part of their theatre visits. Our bespoke workshops maximise their theatre experience and enhance their creative curriculum to inspire a life-long love of theatre.

Chosen by 37 West End productions to provide their official education programmes, Theatre Workout has also partnered with leading arts, education and travel organisations, making Theatre Workout the market leader for creative learning in London's West End.

Our workshops take place in West End studios and in schools across the UK as part or our Outreach programme. We also run after-school drama clubs, and offer programmes for corporate clients too.

We recognise the great value of both creative learning and travel in all stages of our development. Whether we're young or old we're never too old to play, create and grow. Creativity and travel raises aspirations, builds character, and provides cultural experiences through the places we visit and people we meet. This is why we champion drama and creativity in schools and support schools who want to travel on school trips to maximise their experience and enhance their curriculum, and why we work with businesses and professionals to enhance their continued growth and development.

As such, Theatre Workout is a member of leading associations to drive advocacy, build engagement in the sectors and influence local and government policy. These associations include: Action for Children's Arts, Arts Award, Artsmark, BETA (British Education Travel Association), the Creative Industries Federation, Cultural Learning Alliance, and the Independent Theatre Council. We hold a Learning Outside the Classroom quality badge and we are a co-founder of the Drama, Theatre and Education Alliance.

Theatre Workout is an equal opportunities employer with a focus on recruiting based on talent and experience. Our practitioner team demonstrates a diverse mix of ages, genders, nationalities, ethnicities and physical abilities - our priority is that practitioners are knowledgeable, engaging, creative and passionate about Drama and Theatre, and who love working with children and young people.

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