Work Experience


Applications for 2022 Work Experience are now open. 

Calling young people who have a passion for live performance and the exciting behind-the-scenes world of technical theatre and production!

In 2022, ATYP is pleased to offer an immersive Work Experience program at our new home at Pier 2/3, where students will join the ATYP team for a week to find out just what it takes to run a theatre company. Students studying Year 10 Drama, Year 11 Drama or Entertainment are invited to apply to be one of ten students taking part in this unique experience. 

In ATYP’s Work Experience you will experience the day-to-day running of a theatre company and learn about the different roles and functions of each department including Production, Learning, Marketing, Development and Writing. 

Entry by application. Ten students will be selected. Students in regional/ interstate schools are encouraged to apply, however, ATYP is unable to cover travel and accommodation costs. 

Work Experience Dates:
Term 3, Week 7
Monday 29 August – Friday 2 September, 2022

Applications close 5 PM Friday 8th of July 2022. 

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Thank you for your interest in ATYP's Work Experience program. Please submit the below form and a member of our Education team will be in contact shortly.  

Entry by application. Eight students will be selected. Students in regional/ interstate schools are encouraged to apply, however ATYP is unable to cover travel and accommodation costs. 

Interest area*

Interest Area

Please upload the following to support your application. Note that your application will not be accepted without these.

  • Submit a short 2-minute video introducing yourself and discussing why you would like to be a part of the 2022 ATYP Work Experience Week
  • Include a letter of reference from your Drama/Entertainment teacher supporting your application
  • Upload your video and letter of support below. Files must be no larger than 2mb. If you have difficulty uploading the following please email [email protected]

    Parent/ Guardian permission*

    Parent/ Guardian permission
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    We are excited to announce the eight recipients of the 2021 ATYP Work Experience program.

    We thank all the students who applied. We are, as always, inspired by the drive, determination and passion of the young people who apply for ATYP programs.

    Congratulations to the 2021 Work Experience groups.

    GROUP 1 – JUNE

    Tsitsi Shekinah Dhedheya
    Nyngan High School
    Josephine Hill
    Blue Mountains Grammar School
    Maika James
    St Mary Star of the Sea College
    Lucas Stace
    St Mary's Catholic College, Gateshead


    Lana Barclay
    Dubbo Senior Campus
    Louise Colin
    Redlands SCEGGS
    Michael Hawkins
    NBCS Manly Campus
    Raffie Meaney
    Rosebank College
    ATYP is an amazing organisation and I’ve really loved learning about what all the staff do and how it all works. Watching the rehearsal processes, actors at work and meeting playwrights/production teams has been so exciting and a real privilege.

    Elizabeth Player - 2019 Work Experience student

    “The work placement was simply a game-changer for Eleanore’s perspective on creative collaboration. The family-like team support and encouragement of a young person’s business ideas was incredibly powerful. Being included in meetings and active participation in the rehearsal process celebrated Eleanore’s love for the industry and professional Theatre teamwork.”

    Inga Romantsova - 2021 Work Experience student parent