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Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch launches apprenticeship scheme

Apprenticeships at the Queen's Theatre in Hornchurch will begin in August Apprenticeships at the Queen's Theatre in Hornchurch will begin in August
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A paid apprenticeship scheme is to be launched by the Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch.

The east London theatre will offer two apprenticeships. One will work in the stage management department, while the other position will be a community arts apprentice.

Both programmes will take place over the course of a year and apprentices will spend one day a week outside the theatre working towards a Level 3 Apprenticeship qualification.

Interim chief executive Thom Stanbury said: “We are delighted to be able to offer these two apprenticeship positions. As a passionate producing house we are dedicated to creating a diverse range of theatre. And the only way we can continue doing this is by passing on our expertise and educating the theatremakers of the future.”

The apprentice stage manager will assist directors and companies in rehearsals, technical rehearsals and performances, as well as working with the props department in making, sourcing and hiring props and furniture for productions.

The community arts apprentice will work with the theatre’s education and outreach department and will work on a number of youth and community projects within the local area.

The two selected candidates will take up their positions in August to coincide with the theatre’s producing season.

Douglas Rintoul officially begins his tenure as the venue’s new artistic director in the autumn.

Chichester Festival Theatre also announced an apprenticeship scheme recently.


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