Lewisham Youth Theatre Seeks Placements & Volunteers to support our programmes Every year, LYT offers placement and work experience opportunities that help volunteers develop their skills and give back to their communities. This year, we have several exciting projects that you can get involved with. We are currently seeking support in the following roles:
Directing Assistants to work closely with the projects’ Lead Directors to help plan, support and deliver drama workshops and rehearsals. This hands-on role includes opportunities to lead exercises, direct small group work and provide pastoral care for the participants. The role will particularly those interested in giving back to their community, including students, recent graduates or those developing their youth arts practice, who are interested in learning facilitation techniques, directing, youth theatre planning and building up their CVs in youth arts.
Assistant Designers to assist on the creation of the set and costumes for our youth theatre productions. This is a hands-on role providing opportunities to work with a professional designer to make set, props and costume. The role will suit students or recent graduates with experience of theatre design and making, and an interest in developing their skills and design portforlios. Assistant Stage Managers to work with the Stage Manager to ensure the smooth running of the backstage elements of our productions, including supporting on props, set, sound and projection.
Technical Theatre Workshop Assistants: This year, LYT is delivering a new programme to train young people age 13-17 in technical theatre. We’re seeking volunteers with some knowledge of backstage work (including lighting, sound, props, design and stage management) to support our Production team in delivering these sessions.
FIND OUT MORE:
Read full role desciptions on our volunteering page.