Work Experience

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The Foundation Theatre Internships & Work Experience Program

The Foundation Theatres team is deeply passionate about educating future generations about the live performing arts industry and the management of large commercial venues. Throughout the year, we offer 4 one week long placements, where students from school and universities can experience working in our two venues in a friendly and supportive environment. Students will get the opportunity to work alongside our staff, and experience what it takes to operate a successful commercial theatre.

What you will learn

The Foundation Theatres work experience program gives you the opportunity to work with all the key departments in our organisation to help you to learn about the many elements of managing a venue. This includes technical operations, facilities management and maintenance, front-of-house operations, food and beverage service, ticketing, merchandising and administration.

Hours and Duration

We offer unpaid, full time or part time placements. Placements will be 5 days in length, run from Tuesdays – Saturday, and generally take place in the afternoons and evening.

Who can apply

Anyone over the age of 16 with a passion for theatre, who is able to listen and talk to all range of people and is willing to work as part of a team is encouraged to apply. We encourage applications from all backgrounds, experiences, cultures and languages. If you are not afraid of getting your hands dirty and don’t mind the late nights, this could be an experience you’ll never forget.

To apply, you must be:

  • Enrolled in an Australian school or tertiary education program
  • Be covered by your educational institutions Public Liability Insurance. You will be asked to supply this before being accepted for the program.

We do receive a large number of applications each year, and as such we are unfortunately unable to place every student who applies. Every applicant will be informed via email if they are successful.

2020 work experience dates

For 2020, the work experience program will take place for the following weeks:

  • 6th May
  • 17th August
  • 21st September
  • 7th December

How to apply

If you are interested in applying for a placement at Foundation Theatres, please fill out the below form and email it to Applications for 2020 placements close February 28 2020.

Work Experience Application 


For the latest information about employment opportunities within foundation Theatres, please refer to our Employment page.

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