• Get Into Theatre launched

    Get Into TheatreToday, the UK’s first theatre careers resource, Get Into Theatre, launches online. Founded on the belief that all young people should have the same opportunity to pursue a career in theatre, the website removes barriers by providing an accessible and practical advice resource for young people and careers advisors.

    Get Into Theatre has been developed by The Stage and is funded by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, UK Theatre and Society of London Theatre (SOLT). Prompted by Centre Stage, the 2016 report into the pipeline of diverse talent in the sector, and research into the needs of the off-stage workforce conducted by UK Theatre and SOLT, the website will directly combat the lack of diversity, training and awareness of routes into the industry that has resulted in its misconception as a high-risk career choice.

    Working to combat these issues, Get Into Theatre will place a particular emphasis on supporting underprivileged young people, especially those from ethnic minority backgrounds, who are less likely to have a personal industry contact to help them navigate their career path.

    Get Into Theatre will work alongside other careers initiatives, including: Inspiring the Future of Theatre, which since launching last year has recruited over 1000 industry ambassadors to go into schools and talk about off stage careers; Theatrecraft, the UK’s biggest careers event for off-stage roles; the Creative Careers Programme; and Stage Sight, a peer to peer collective working to improve diversity.

    Categories: Theatres

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