Looking for work Experience

Charlotte Thrussell
Costume Assistant

Hello, for this year of university I need to have work experience and was just wondering what was the best way of getting it. I've tried emailing theatres and got no response. I'm in desperate need of a panto to work on. Either close by or someone that would pay for travel. Thanks Charlotte

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Chloe Bennett
Assistant Stage Manager

Do volunteer work with Amdram productions and get some experience, they still perform in professional theatres and use professional equipment and tech, theatres won't employ you unless you have at least some kind of work in a theatre, they can't trust that you can work in that environment without it.

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hi Charlotte
You don't say where 'close by' is for you but it seems most theatres do pantos at Christmas so there should be something close to you. Pantos usually have lots of costumes which are probably hired and may need adapting and will certainly need repairing during the run. I bet there is a costume designer or stage manager some where who would be delighted to friendly, able person to help with this. A message to the generic theatre address might not get through to the right person, so you probably need to find the name of a person on the production and then email/phone or even go to see them in person. You will need to be persistent! Let them know what skills you have and what you can do.
All the best with it, Paul

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