Work experience


"It was a really fascinating week that gave me an in-depth deep dive into all facets of theatre work and a whole new perspective on what is involved in getting professional productions staged from concept through to performance. I couldn't recommend it more highly." Timothy, 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. 

Dates: Mon 27 Sep - Fri 1 Oct 2021
Time: 9am - 4pm
Location: Wharf 4/5, 15 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay. Please note: if COVID-19 restrictions do not allow for face-to-face workshops, then Work Experience Week will be held online. 

Applications for Work Experience Week 2021 have now closed.

For more information, contact