Work Experience and Volunteering

Creative Career Pathways

We are proud to provide many opportunities for young people to gain professional work experience at Curve.

Our apprenticeship scheme provides opportunities to gain high-quality vocational training, working on the job with some of the best skilled individuals in the industry. We also provide technical apprenticeships with educational institutions including Rose Bruford College and North Hertfordshire College.

Work Experience

Developing young talent is central to the work we do at Curve, and for secondary school and University students considering a career in the arts, we are pleased to offer a range of regular opportunities to take part in work experience placements at our unique theatre. These range from one-day career days to one-week placements across all of our departments, where participants will discover the different areas and functions of a leading producing theatre.

As well as helping young people gain an understanding and insight into the workings of a professional theatre, these placements aim to help signpost young people onto further career paths and opportunities within the arts.

Due to the huge interest we get for work experience placements, there is an online application process in place. You are required to complete the application form and attend an informal interview.

Visit our careers page for the latest opportunities.


Volunteering is a rewarding experience for everyone involved. It can provide a great opportunity to meet interesting new people, and to gain new skills and experience in an exciting environment. It also lets you have fun and develop a new hobby, keep active and involved in your community and increase your employability & learn more about a career in the arts.

As a volunteer, you could get involved with assisting the theatre’s Operations team who welcome over 220,000 visitors through our doors each year.

You could also help us to fundraise for our charitable activities that support our off-stage work, such as Curve Young Company, workshops and theatre days.


We hold regular open days to recruit enthusiastic volunteers to get involved with the many exciting opportunities available at Curve.


A Volunteer Customer Host will cover a range of duties, from checking tickets and helping people to their seats, to a light clean up after the performance and issuing marketing materials for future events. Volunteers are vital members of the Curve team who share a love of theatre and give freely of their time to contribute in many ways.

We are looking for someone with a love of theatre, willingness to get stuck in, and a friendly smile. Please note that you must be aged 16 or older to apply.


To apply, download the form below and email us at [email protected]