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We’re looking for emerging performers, musicians and theatre creatives to join our funded children’s theatre training ensemble

If you want to develop a career creating stories that really matter to children from systemically marginalised communities, check out the training roles coming up with us between October 2021 and April 2022! These roles are generously supported by The Sir Barry Jackson Trust, Creative Access, The Mo Siewcharran Fund, Creative Alliance and Curiosity Productions.

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In partnership with Curiosity Productions

25 hours per week, fixed term for 6 months, paid at £9.50 per hour.

These roles are supported by the Kickstart scheme. Applicants must be aged 18 to 24 and claiming universal credit.

You must apply through your Job Centre. Ask your job coach to search for the Trainee Performer role with Curiosity Productions: postcode reference is B9 4AA.

You should then email application materials to

The application deadline has been extended for this role: it is currently open.

Selected applicants will be invited to attend an informal workshop audition online, which will be followed by an interview recall for shortlisted applicants.

Training and mentoring will be provided to support personal and professional development.

Curiosity Productions and Cloud Cuckoo Land Theatre are committed to positive action to tackle systemic marginalisation. If you meet the essential criteria and you identify as D/deaf, disabled or neurodivergent, LGBTQI+, or as a person of African, Caribbean or Latinx heritage, South Asian, East Asian, South East Asian or Middle Eastern heritage, Roma, Irish Traveller or Jewish heritage you will be guaranteed an audition for this role.