Work Experience


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

In 2024, ATYP is pleased to offer an immersive Work Experience program at our home in Pier 2/3. Students will join the ATYP team for an entire week to find out just what it takes to run a professional theatre company. Students in Year 10 or Year 11 who have an interest in Drama or Entertainment are invited to apply to be one of 16 students taking part in this unique experience.

During ATYP’s Work Experience, students will take part in practical sessions in acting, directing, design, marketing, development, producing, education, and writing, to explore the day-to-day running of a theatre company. They will also work in groups throughout the week on a project that they will present to ATYP staff; a pitch for a show they would like to put on as their newly formed ‘theatre company’.

Entry by application. Students in regional/interstate schools are encouraged to apply. However, ATYP is unable to cover travel and accommodation costs.

Dates: Monday 26 August – Friday 30 August, 2024.

Work Experience applications close on Friday 28 June 2024.

“I LOVED being able to gain experience in the industry and learn about all the behind the scenes work that is needed for a theatre production. It was such an amazing experience that has really encouraged me to pursue a career in the industry.”

Imogen Lumley -2023 Work Experience participant from Northern Beaches Christian School Mackellar Girls Campus

“It was so great to be engaging with peers and professionals while being immersed in drama. It was genuinely one of the highlights of my school experience!”

Amelia Paton - 2023 Work Experience participant from Wingham High School