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See our Volunteering for work experience opportunities during our summer season productions.
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Iris Theatre have ongoing schemes for Emerging Artists to get involved with us as well as rolling work experience opportunities in theatre administration, production and marketing. Check out our Volunteering page to find out more.
In general we work with emerging artists across all fields of production in theatre, music, dance, cabaret, circus and opera. If you have suggestions of other ways in which you would like to get involved why not drop us a line and tell us more.
2019 Submissions now open
Have you got a new piece in development?
Ready to showcase your work and take the next step towards a full production?
Iris Theatre supports up-coming artists by showcasing new shows, often musicals, at The Actors Church. Performances often run for one or two nights at the 254-seat venue located in the heart of central London in Covent Garden. Due to the nature of this space the work presented is often musical/sung work, highly visual or engaging performances rather than spoken word.
With no upfront rental cost, working on a first call followed by a box office split, we offer support-in-kind and advice in the areas of marketing, administration, technical and front of house as well as producing advice in the form of Producing Surgeries. Our co-productions at the Actors Church are a low risk opportunity to get your work seen.
We provide these opportunities from January – May and September – November annually.
This is a great ‘first step’ platform for emerging writers, producers and companies to perform their work in central London before committing to a full production.
To apply please complete this application form
For more information please feel free to e-mail our General Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ideal for recent design graduates, we strive to match the next generation of theatre markers with our team of emerging designers through these volunteer opportunities:
Construction Placement –
A skill-based placement for emerging and aspiring set designers, our construction placement programme is a four week placement. Taking place in May, June and July this placement enables you with the practical skills involved in building mid-scale sets suitable for outdoor, promenade productions.
Scenic Art Placement –
Ideal for emerging designers who can’t commit for a full four weeks and more interested in applying scenic art experience and learning about designing for 3D spaces.
Costume Assistant Placements –
A skill and practical based placement, costume assistants work closely with the designer at our workshop to realise designs for up to 6x multi-rolling actors. This placement is ideal for costume and fashion students or recent graduates.
Production Assistants –Interested in the inner-workings of theatre productions? Our Production Assistant placements are ideal for those interested in being in the thick of the action!
Assistant Producers and Marketing Assistants –
An administrative and office based placements, we have a select few opportunities annually for aspiring producers, general managers, marketers and anyone else interested in theatre administration. Suited for graduates and final-year placements or theatre professionals interested in learning skills in producing.
Front-of-House Volunteers –
Be a part of the show team! If you’re interested in gaining any work experience in customer-facing roles, theatre management or just want to be a part of the fun this summer then front-of-house is a great, low commitment option for those who are interested in a bit extra but don’t want to commit to set hours. Ideally suited for work-experience and recent school leavers.
For more information please contact:
***Please send us your CV, as well as click here to fill out our Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form