“I’ve been out of work for some time now. The theatre side has really sharpened my skills, getting back into regular work pattern, being with people – feels like that’s going to make a big difference”

We offer real hands-on volunteering, placement and work experience opportunities on all our projects.

Every year students, new graduates and community members give us their time and gain real experience of working in a professional theatre environment.

Our volunteer interviews are followed by an induction session where our policies and expectations are shared. All our volunteers are supported by a core staff member.

Current Placement & Volunteer Opportunities

Our placement and volunteer opportunities offer the chance to be part of a youth theatre creative team and work alongside professional directors, designers, and stage managers to support a full-scale show in the Broadway Studio Theatre.

Click here for current Directing opportunities

Click here for current Design & Technical opportunities

Volunteers must be aged 18 or over.

To find out more, click on the links below:

Directing/Workshop Assistant

Technical Theatre Workshop Assistant

Design Assistant

Stage Management Assistant

Volunteer Policy

To apply for one of the roles above, please download a Volunteer Application Form and email it to outreach@lewishamyouththeatre.com.

Work Experience

LYT supports work experience placements for young people who are current members.  We believe young people who already participate in the youth theatre projects are able to develop their skills through work experience.

A member can request to undertake their placement with us.  Each year there is a high demand for work experience placements.  If the timescale enables the young person to have a varied work program we will endeavour to offer them the placement.

Council of Management

Do you have skills and experience that may help Lewisham Youth Theatre to grow and thrive? Do you want to be involved with a charity making a difference in the Lewisham community?

Consider joining LYT’s Council of Management, our voluntary board who provide strategic management for the organisation.

What Skills & Experience is LYT Looking For?

LYT is seeking trustees to help drive the vision of the charity and provide strategic leadership to the organisation. We are particularly looking for trustees with skills and experience in: Educational Leadership, Law, Strategic Organisational Development and PR/Marketing and Profile Development.

What is the Commitment?

4 x quarterly Council of Management meetings per year, weekdays 7pm -9pm plus attendance at the Annual General Meeting; Available to advise charity on issues arising outside of quarterly meetings and occasional support at special events such as productions, fundraising initiatives and recruitment interviews

How Do I Apply for a Trustee Position?

Please email Victoria with your CV along with a short covering letter/email detailing why you would like to join LYT’s Council of Management and what you think you can bring to the position.

SAFER RECRUITMENT: All voluntary roles with Lewisham Youth Theatre involve contact with children and young people. These roles are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and all subsequent amendements (England and Wales). Any successful applicants over the age of 18 will be required to obtain a DBS disclosure at the appropriate level.

You can find out more about how we make sure that all those who work or volunteer for LYT contribute to keeping children and young people safe by reading our Policies.