Work experience


"Every day we went home tired and buzzing with a feeling of knowing what we want to do and how to get there. It's exhilarating, exhausting and really empowering. I can't recommend this week enough." Sebastian Fendall, Work Experience participant

Twenty five Drama students in Years 10 and 11 from across NSW have the opportunity to participate in our immersive, interactive Work Experience Week.

Work Experience Week enables students to explore many facets of STC and gain a broad understanding of the workings of a theatre company. Each day focuses on a different STC department, including programming, direction, set and costume design, marketing, sponsorship and philanthropy. Working in groups, students complete activities in the roles of different creatives and STC staff, and present their ideas in informal presentations. Students participate in tours, panel discussions, workshops and activities run by STC staff and creatives.

STC offers a regional scholarship, covering the cost of travel and accommodation up to $1500, to enable a student from regional NSW to participate.

The program endeavours to inspire a love and appreciation of the theatre making process, develop theatre making skills and foster the next generation of arts industry professionals. Read more about the experiences of previous Work Experience Week students here

We strongly encourage students who are Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those living with disability to apply.


Mon 5 - Fri 9 Oct 2020


Fox Studios, Moore Park


To apply, complete the online application form and create a short video all about you. Your video should tell the story of who you are and why you are a great candidate for STC's Work Experience Week. 

►Application form
►Program outline and application guidelines
►Consent Form
►Video guidelines

Applications close Fri 24 July 2020.

Regional Scholarship
While Work Experience Week is a free program for all participants, STC also offers a regional scholarship to cover the cost of travel and accommodation for a student from regional NSW (up to $1,500). Information on how to apply for the scholarship is included in the application form.

For more information, contact