School Work Experience Placements

The Tower Theatre takes a limited number of school work experience students each year to work with the Technical team on a production. Unlike the usual 2-week placement, students spend 50 hours, spread over approximately 6 weeks, attending evening and weekend rehearsals from the initial read-through of a play to its opening night.

  • Age range: Y10 and older and attending a Hackney School.
  • No prior experience required but total commitment to the placement and enthusiasm for the theatre is expected
  • Potential opportunities for working as an ASM or lighting/sound operator – this involves late evenings
  • The Tower has been vetted by Inspire EBP and conforms to all required regulations. Please see our Safeguarding Policy/Risk Assessment policies
  • Contact –  [email protected]

“Thanks so much for the fabulous opportunity. My son learned so much, grew in confidence and felt thoroughly welcomed into the Tower community”
Mother of work experience student 2019

“Work experience at The Tower provided an opportunity to experience the world of theatre in it’s entirety. My son gained insights into the technical as well as the drama side, he met and worked alongside technicians, musicians, set builders, administration staff and actors. He got a thorough understanding of the variety of input needed to put a play together. Teamwork alongside professionals who clearly believed in his ability to participate and contribute developed his confidence to get on with tasks. He also learned a lot about patience – that is the need to sometimes watch, wait and see in order to be in the right place at the right time. ”
Mother of work experience student 2019