Theatre Internships in London

From Shakespeare to Andrew Lloyd Webber, London is the heart and soul of the theatre. There’s nowhere quite like it to earn unique, competitive professional theatre experience and work with the best people in the business. Over the years, London has become the global hub for theatre, offering up some of the highest quality theatrical performances in the world! Thanks to top-notch producers, directors, actors and playwrights, London offers world-famous musicals and plays that explore humanity, making audiences laugh, cry and everything in-between.

From pantomimes to dramas, this dynamic city is by far the best place for an international theatre internship. Some of the most celebrated performances in the world took place at Central London’s West End. These large, mainstream professional shows in London are staged in a part of the area called “Theatreland”. Some of the West End’s longest-running shows include The Mousetrap, Les Misérables and Phantom of the Opera. The West End is also fun for walking about as it includes several iconic public squares and circuses.

The iconic central London streets will fill you with inspiration for your theatre internship. Talk a walk along Drury Lane, Shaftesbury Avenue and The Strand and take in the gorgeous surroundings of historic and modern theaters. Leicester Square Theatre, the London Palladium, Her Majesty’s Theatre, Southwark Playhouse and the Royal National Theatre are just a number of the famous venues that help make London’s entertainment scene so well known.

 

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Theatre internships in London

The Intern Group provides top quality theatre internships in London for undergraduates, postgraduates and anyone in between! Discover the magic of London’s West End and apply now. Whether you’re looking for a summer theatre internship or for work experience over the Christmas break, The Intern Group offers placements all year round so that everyone can enjoy the legendary West End.

 

Living in London

There’s tons to see and do in a place like London. The historic city has tons of cool cultural events and some of the most celebrated architecture and artwork in the world. During their stay in London, Intern Group interns live in pleasant accommodations in safe, residential areas of London like Canada Water, Rotherhithe and Surrey Quays. Interns can choose to either live in private bedrooms in high quality shared apartment accommodations or for a full immersion experience, they can stay with a local family.

 

A city of diversity & culture

People from all corners of the world call London home. In fact, more languages are spoken in London than any other city in the world. In addition to its rich diversity, London also hosts multitudes of cultural events every year, including over 17,000 music performances and more than 250 festivals. One of London’s well-known festivals is the Notting Hill Carnival, which draws in huge international crowds and remains Europe’s biggest street festival. Live comedy fans are also sure to find the best comics performing in London – the city is known to book the the funniest acts in the world.

In terms of music, there’s lots to see in London. The city is chalk full of fun venues like Proud Camden, which is an art gallery by day and music venue by night. London also has its share of unique bars and music scenes like Volupte Lounge for throwback cabaret and comedy. Meanwhile, London’s The Lexington is a fun bar which is a cross between a speakeasy and a London pub.

 

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Sightseeing in London

Theatre interns in London cannot miss a trip to see St. Paul’s Cathedral – a true London treasure. This Anglican cathedral is the mother church of the London Diocese, the original church dating all the way back to AD 604. The beautiful structure present today was built in the late 17th century and sits atop the Ludgate Hill, London’s highest point. Buckingham Palace is another one of London’s most iconic structures. The 830,000 square foot palace originated as a townhouse for the Duke of Buckingham in 1703 and is now home to much of the royal family.

 

Apply now and boost your career!

 

Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London, http://www.frommers.com/destinations/london/666710#sthash.xHjI3eAD.dpbs, http://www.visitlondon.com/discover-london/london-highlights/london-at-a-glance?ref=nav-dl#3IjxxkoHZeQ13rqx.97

Photo 1. based on London, Tower Bridge, by hans-jürgen2013, CC-by-2.0

Photo 2. based on West End, by alphabetta, CC-by-2.0

Photo 3. based on West End, by Steve Collis, CC-by-2.0

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83 Comments

  1. Ann Janvier on July 25, 2016 at 12:12 pm

    please contact me!! My son is looking for an internship in a london theater from January to June 2017. This sounds like a great program!
    Thanks.

    • Kirstie Weston on July 25, 2016 at 3:55 pm

      Hi Ann,

      We’re glad to hear that you think so! We’ve just sent you an email with more information about our Theater internships in London for your son.

      If you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to ask. If not, we look forward to speaking with your son soon.

      Best,
      TIG

  2. Olivia Dibua on July 27, 2016 at 12:38 am

    I’m really interesting in trying for find theatre internships in London over the next year. Would you be able to send me some more detailed information about applicants from London? Also would be interested in hearing about the qualifications needed for these internships since that will determine what I chose to do regarding university. Thank you!

    • Kirstie Weston on July 27, 2016 at 3:58 pm

      Hi Olivia,

      Thanks for your message and for showing an interest in our Theater internships in London. Please be looking out for an email from my colleague, Kaylea, who will tell you everything you need to know about the program in London and the requirements.

      Have a great day!

      Best,
      TIG

  3. Hyunji jeong on August 7, 2016 at 8:59 am

    hello.I’m student from South Korea and I’m really interested in these theatre internship programs
    Can you send me some detailed information abour your program? thank u so much!

    • Kirstie Weston on August 8, 2016 at 2:28 pm

      Hi Hyunji,

      Thanks for your message and for showing an interest in our international Theatre internships. Please be looking out for an email from my colleague, Kaylea, who will tell you everything you need to know about the program.

      Have a great day!

      Best,
      TIG

  4. Grace Duckerin on August 21, 2016 at 7:32 pm

    Hi, I am a recent graduate and really interested in ganging more theatre experience! Would you be able to send me more information about the type of internships you offer?

    Thank you

    • Kirstie Weston on August 24, 2016 at 3:41 pm

      Hi Grace,

      Thanks for your message and for showing an interest in our international theatre internships. Please be looking out for an email from my colleague, Kaylea, who will tell you everything you need to know about our theatre internships.

      Have a great day!

      Best,
      TIG

  5. Catharina on August 22, 2016 at 8:35 pm

    Hello. I´m from Germany and I´m looking for an internship (3 month +) in a musical theatre in London. I would be very happy if you could send me some information the program.
    Thank you very much and have a nice day!

    • Catharina on August 22, 2016 at 8:38 pm

      ABOUT the program of course 😉

      • Veena on November 9, 2016 at 6:52 am

        Hey!
        I’m from Malaysia & am extremely keen on the ‘theatre internship in London’ opportunity.
        Would like to know more about the specifics of the internship. Requirements, expectations & task details, etc.
        Thanks so much.

        • Fiona Johnson on November 9, 2016 at 2:34 pm

          Hi Veena,
          Thanks for getting in touch. My colleague Kaylea will be sending you and email shortly which will hopefully answer your questions and give you some more information about the program.
          Best wishes,
          Fiona

    • Kirstie Weston on August 24, 2016 at 5:04 pm

      Hi Catharina,

      Thanks for your message and for showing an interest in our musical theatre internships in London. Please be looking out for an email from my colleague, Kaylea, who will tell you everything you need to know about our theatre internships in London.

      Have a great day!

      Best,
      TIG

  6. Melanie on September 3, 2016 at 11:32 pm

    Hello,

    I am a recent actor graduate from Canada. I am looking into doing a musical theatre internship in London. I would be very happy if you could send me some information the program.
    Thank you
    Melanie

    • Kirstie Weston on September 6, 2016 at 1:25 pm

      Hi Melanie,

      Thanks for your message and for showing an interest in our musical theatre internships in London. Please be looking out for an email from my colleague, Kaylea, who will tell you everything you need to know about our theatre internships in London.

      Have a lovely day.

      Best,
      TIG

  7. Joshua Kam on September 9, 2016 at 2:52 am

    Hi I am an undergraduate student from Hong Kong. And I am very excited about and interested in this London programme. Would you be able to send me more detailed info? I would like to also know more about other music internship opportunities too. Many Thanks!

    • Kirstie Weston on September 9, 2016 at 2:29 pm

      Hi Joshua,

      Thanks for your message and for showing an interest in our international internship program in London. Please be looking out for an email from my colleague, Kaylea, who will tell you everything you need to know about our music internships in London.

      Have a lovely day.

      Best,
      TIG

  8. ELli Smith on September 9, 2016 at 3:14 pm

    Hello,
    I am an undergraduate student, studying Drama and Theatre Studies. I am interested in getting some more experience in the industry and also interested in Musical Theatre opportunities. Would you mind giving me some more detailed information about the internships you offer and what will be expected of your interns.

    Many Thanks!

    • Kirstie Weston on September 13, 2016 at 2:43 pm

      Hi Elli,

      Thanks for your message and for showing an interest in our international musical theatre internships. Please be looking out for an email from my colleague, Kaylea, who will tell you everything you need to know about our musical theatre internships.

      Have a lovely day.

      Best,
      TIG

  9. Claire P on September 12, 2016 at 11:56 am

    Hello, I would love more information about the internships in London theatre.

    • Kirstie Weston on September 13, 2016 at 2:45 pm

      Hi Claire,

      Thanks for your message and for showing an interest in our theatre internships in London. Please be looking out for an email from my colleague, Kaylea, who will tell you everything you need to know about our theatre internships in London.

      Have a lovely day.

      Best,
      TIG

  10. Estelle Kim on September 14, 2016 at 4:16 pm

    Hello, I would like to know more information about 2017 musical theatre internships in London. It would be great if I can learn more information, thank you.

    • Kirstie Weston on September 15, 2016 at 8:03 pm

      Hi Estelle,

      Thanks for your message and for showing an interest in our musical theatre internships in London for 2017. Please be looking out for an email from my colleague, Kaylea, who will tell you everything you need to know about our theatre internships in London.

      Have a lovely day.

      Best,
      TIG

  11. Maria avramidou on September 25, 2016 at 12:08 pm

    Hello ,

    I am from Greece I just graduated and I am moving to London on October. I am very interested in these programs could you please contact me?

    Kind regards

    • Kirstie Weston on September 27, 2016 at 2:44 pm

      Hi Maria,

      Thanks for your message and for showing an interest in our international internship program in London. Please be looking out for an email from my colleague, Kaylea, who will tell you everything you need to know about our program.

      Have a lovely day.

      Best,
      TIG

  12. Demerius Coleman on September 28, 2016 at 8:57 pm

    Hello my name is Demerius Coleman, I am an undergraduate student in the United States. I would love to know more information about the program and if I’m eligible. Please and thank you for your time.

    • Fiona Johnson on September 30, 2016 at 1:39 pm

      Hi Demerius,
      Thanks for your message and for showing an interest in our international internship program in London. Please be looking out for an email from my colleague, Kaylea, who will tell you everything you need to know about our program.
      Have a lovely day.
      Best,
      TIG

  13. Kasia on October 2, 2016 at 6:53 am

    Hi, I am looking for internship for my friend who is graduating from dance school in Poland. He would love to do really your international intership programm. Would you be so kind and send me some more information.

    Thank you,
    Kasia

    • Kirstie Weston on October 3, 2016 at 5:22 pm

      Hi Kasia,
      Thanks for your message and for showing an interest in our international internship program in London for your friend. Please be looking out for an email from my colleague, Kaylea, who will tell you everything you need to know about our program.
      Have a great day.
      Best,
      TIG

  14. Pia on October 4, 2016 at 8:17 pm

    Hello,
    I am an undergraduate student from Germany and would love to do an internship in a theater in London. Your programme sounds really interesting! Could you please send me more information about it?
    Thanks a lot,
    Pia

    • Kirstie Weston on October 5, 2016 at 6:00 pm

      Hi Pia,
      That’s great news. Thanks for getting in touch. Of course! I’ll have my colleague, Kaylea, send you an email now with some more information about the Theater program in London.
      Have a great day!
      Kirstie

  15. Rachel Creemers on October 4, 2016 at 9:52 pm

    Hi, I am Rachel Creemers and im from the netherlands.
    im studying hotel- and event management.
    Is it possible to do my internship here?

    Thank you,
    Rachel Creemers

    • Kirstie Weston on October 5, 2016 at 6:04 pm

      Hi Rachel,
      Thanks for getting in touch! We don’t have any programs in the Netherlands, unfortunately. However, we do have four programs in Europe in Madrid, London, Berlin and Dublin. Do any of those destinations interest you for a hotel and event management internship?
      Best,
      Kirstie

  16. Kam on November 14, 2016 at 4:24 am

    Hi I have replied here and sent an email for more details before, however I still haven’t receive any reply. Just wondering when will the info be available? I would like to also know more about other music internship opportunities too. Many Thanks!

    • Lexie on November 14, 2016 at 2:46 pm

      Hi Kam, please check your inbox filters. We sent you an email with more information on September 12th from Kaylee.See@theinterngroup.com.

  17. Emily on November 18, 2016 at 5:30 pm

    Hi,
    I am really interested in this internship programme and would love to know more about it, could you please send me some more details?
    Thank you!
    Emily

    • Fiona Johnson on November 21, 2016 at 5:18 pm

      Hi Emily,
      Thanks for getting in touch! My colleague will send you an email shortly with some more information about the program.
      Best wishes,
      Fiona

  18. Pan on November 25, 2016 at 12:09 pm

    Hi!
    I am from switzerland, but work here currently as an Au Pair in England. I’d love to do an internship in a theatre in London after it and your programme sounds really interesting! Could you please send me more information about it? That would be great!

    Thank you!
    Pan

    • Fiona Johnson on November 28, 2016 at 3:35 pm

      Hi, thanks for getting in touch!
      I have passed on your information to my colleague Kaylea and she will send you an email with some more information.
      Best wishes,
      Fiona

  19. Danielle Green on November 25, 2016 at 9:08 pm

    Hi there, I’m about to graduate with my Acting Degree and I am looking for an acting/theatre internship in London for 2017. Could you give me more info? Thanks!

    • Fiona Johnson on November 28, 2016 at 3:37 pm

      Hi Danielle,
      My colleague Kaylea is sending you an email with some more information. Hopefully this should answer all of your questions.
      Best wishes,
      Fiona

  20. Lloyd Meekins IV on November 29, 2016 at 6:32 am

    Hi there, I’m 25 years old from New Orleans, La. I didn’t finish college but I’m interested in information on furthering my Musical Theatre career. I’d love more information on a musical theatre internship in London.

    • Fiona Johnson on November 29, 2016 at 1:52 pm

      Hi Lloyd,
      We have lots of opportunities to further your musical theatre career through an international internship. My colleague Kaylea will send you an email shortly with some more information on the program and how to apply.
      Best wishes,
      Fiona

  21. Michelle Hippel on December 1, 2016 at 6:21 am

    Hello,

    I am highly interested in doing a summer internship but being that I am in the U.S at the moment there are a few things that I should find out before I apply. Is it a paid internship or non paid? How long would the program go for/could I do it over the summer? I’m sure there would be a lot more to take into consideration than that so if you think of any other important information that you think I should know, please, share, I’d leave to know everything that I can about the program!

    • Kaylea on December 5, 2016 at 9:03 pm

      Hi Michelle,

      Thanks for reaching out! An internship is a great way to jump start your career. Be on the lookout for an email from me with additional information.
      Best regards,
      Kaylea

  22. Marie on January 7, 2017 at 7:09 pm

    Hi !
    I am looking for a six-month internship starting in June and I would love to achieve it in a London Theatre so I would love some more indormation about it !
    Thanks !

    • Kaylea on January 9, 2017 at 5:03 pm

      Hi Marie,
      Thanks for your message. A theatre internship is a great way to gain experience ranging from management and production to behind the scenes roles. I will send you some more information to your email, keep an eye out for it!
      Best,
      Kaylea

  23. Emily Kate Killian on January 18, 2017 at 6:49 pm

    Hello! I am planning on going into the press relations side of theatre and was wondering if there were any internships for aspiring press representatives or publicists? I’m looking at doing a summer internship in either 2017 or 2018. Thank you so much!

    • Kaylea on January 20, 2017 at 1:19 pm

      Hi Emily,
      Thanks for your message and your interest in our program in London. We offer the career field of PR as well as the field of theater, you can choose both on your application. I’ll send you an email with more information, be sure to look out for it!
      Regards,
      Kaylea

  24. Pryscila C. Salinas on February 2, 2017 at 9:59 pm

    Hello,

    I am very interesting in learning more about the theatre internships available in London. I would be interested in interning the summer of 2018.

    Much thanks!
    Pryscila

    • Kaylea on February 3, 2017 at 8:42 pm

      Hi Pryscila,
      Thanks for your message. London is a great city to get involved in the theater industry, I would be happy to tell you more about our program there. Be on the lookout for an email from me today!
      Regards,
      Kaylea

  25. Andrés Rabadán O. on February 27, 2017 at 2:35 pm

    Hey there! I´m from Mexico and I´m highly interested on an internship in a london theater from June to August 2017; I´d really appreciate an email w/all the details I need to know. Thank you
    Regards from Mexico
    Andrés

    • Kaylea on March 1, 2017 at 3:04 pm

      Hi Andres,
      Thanks for your message and your interest in our program. London has many unique opportunities to explore the world of theater and the arts, I’d be happy to send you some more information on how to apply. Be sure to check your inbox today for an email from me.
      Regards,
      Kaylea

  26. Joyce on February 28, 2017 at 2:32 pm

    Hello, my name is Joyce. I am a fresh A-Level graduate from Singapore, and I am interested in a theatre internship in London. Is it possible for me to receive more information on this matter?

    • Kaylea on March 1, 2017 at 3:38 pm

      Hi Joyce,
      Thanks for your message. In order to qualify for our program in London, you have to have taken at least 1 semester of university courses and be enrolled full time. When were you hoping to start an internship? Regardless, London is a great place for theater internships and I’ll send you some information today.
      Regards,
      Kaylea

  27. Alessia on March 11, 2017 at 11:17 am

    Hello, my name is Alessia and I’m 17. I’m an Italian students and I’m interested in this Theatre program in London. Could you please send me an email with all the details about it? Thank you in advance

    • Kaylea on March 22, 2017 at 2:45 pm

      Hi Alessia,
      Thanks for your message and your interest in our theater program in London. Our London location is one of the top destinations for theater programs and a great place to learn more about the industry. Be on the lookout for an email from me with more information today.
      Regards,
      Kaylea

  28. Murali shanmugavelan on April 12, 2017 at 6:16 am

    Hi,
    My daughter is 16 years old, we live in London. She loves musicals and she would love to be an intern for a musical theatre in London. Please tell us more a out it.

    Best wishes
    Murali

    • Kaylea on April 12, 2017 at 5:08 pm

      Hi Murali,
      Thanks for your message. The minimum age for our program in London is 18 and interns must be full time students in university or have recently graduated from university. If your daughter would like to apply to our program once she is 18 we would love to see her application!
      Regards,
      Kaylea

  29. Guk on April 17, 2017 at 3:37 pm

    Hello, I would love to have further information regarding this internship program!

    • Kaylea on April 17, 2017 at 7:10 pm

      Hi Guk,
      Thanks for your message and your interest in our program. As I’m sure you know, London is an outstanding location to immerse yourself in the world of theater and the performing arts and our program has placed interns in positions with boutique theaters, productions and behind-the-scenes roles. I will send you some more information about our program in London today via email.
      Best,
      Kaylea

  30. Vera on April 29, 2017 at 1:10 am

    Hi, I am Vera, a second year University of California, San Diego. I am very interested in this London or New York city theatre internship. Is that possible I can work in stage management team and can you send more detailed information to me about this program? Thank you so much.

    • Kirstie Weston on May 2, 2017 at 3:27 pm

      Hi Vera,
      Thanks for your message and your interest in our program. I’ll send you an email this afternoon with some more detailed information about our theatre internships in London and New York.
      Best,
      Kirstie

  31. Megan Gates on May 9, 2017 at 9:02 pm

    This looks amazing! Is it still being offered? If so, could you email me some more information?

    Thank you!

    • Kaylea on May 11, 2017 at 5:11 pm

      Hi Megan,
      Thanks for your message. Our program in London is currently filled to capacity until August of this year, however we are taking applications the start dates that are still available and for 2018 programs. I’ll send you an email with more information on how to apply.
      Best,
      Kaylea

  32. Rachel Sadler on May 27, 2017 at 5:47 am

    Hi!
    I really love performing and am very interested in this program, so I’m just wondering what specific internships you offer for this. Also, how far in advance would you suggest to apply if I wanted to be in the May 2018 intake?
    Thanks, Rachel

    • Kaylea on May 30, 2017 at 2:50 pm

      Hi Rachel,
      Thanks for your message. London is such an incredible place to gets hands-on experience in the theatre industry. Our roles are more behind the scenes rather than performing, and include boutique theatres, theatre management, marketing, production and more. I’ll send you an email with more information on how to get started.
      Best,
      Kaylea

  33. Valerie on June 5, 2017 at 9:59 pm

    Hi!
    I’m a recent graduate and I am very interested in this theatre internship in London. Is it possible to get more information about this program? Thank you so much!

    • Kaylea on June 6, 2017 at 4:10 pm

      Hi Valerie,
      Thanks for your message. Yes, I would be happy to send you some more information about our theatre program in London, keep an eye out for an email from me today.
      Best,
      Kaylea

  34. Celia on June 11, 2017 at 6:22 pm

    Hi there, my name is Celia and I am highly interested in a theatre internship in London. I would appreciate if you could send me an email with more information 🙂

    Thank you, have a nice week!
    Celia

    • Kaylea on June 12, 2017 at 8:05 pm

      Hi Celia,
      Thanks for your message. I’d be happy to send you some more information about our theatre program in London, keep an eye out for a message from me today.
      Best,
      Kaylea

  35. Mélanie Blanc on July 3, 2017 at 2:58 pm

    Hello. I´m from France and I´m looking for an internship in a theatre in London for 2018. I would be very happy if you could send me some information the program.
    Thank you very much and have a nice day!

    • Kaylea on July 5, 2017 at 4:26 pm

      Hi Melanie,
      Thanks for your message and your interest in our theater programs in London. Theater internships are a great way to get hands-on experience and London is our hub for internships in the arts. I’ll send you an email today with more information.
      Best,
      Kaylea

  36. Katrina van Donselaar on July 22, 2017 at 5:34 am

    Hi, I am a theatre student from Australia and am highly interested in looking at an internship in a London theatre in the near future. I would appreciate if I could get some more information about the program.
    Thanks,
    Kat.

    • Kaylea on July 25, 2017 at 7:24 pm

      Hi Kat,
      Thanks for your message and your interest in our program. I would be happy to send you some information, be on the lookout for an email from me today!
      Best,
      Kaylea

  37. Rachel Cavoto on August 30, 2017 at 7:28 pm

    Hello, I am a theater major in the United States hoping for a bit more information about the program for a summer.

    • Danielle Ortiz-Geis on August 31, 2017 at 1:41 pm

      Hi Rachel,

      Thanks for your message and interest in our Theater internships. My colleague Kaylea will reach out via email with more information.

      Best,
      Danielle

  38. Audrina on September 24, 2017 at 9:07 pm

    Hello!
    I am currently studying costume design and making in Toulouse (France), and I would love to do an internship in a London theatre. Could you please send me more information about your programm ?
    (My unpaid internship starts on November 20th and ends on December 16th, it would have a lawful agreement.)
    Thank you very much!

    • Kaylea on September 25, 2017 at 8:00 pm

      Hi Audrina,
      Thanks for your message and your interest in our program in London. London is an amazing place to get experience in the world of theatre, I’ll send you some more information today via email!
      Best,
      Kaylea

  39. Aksarahh on November 16, 2017 at 11:42 am

    Hi, as I’m interested to join this intern program. I’m looking for 3 months international paid-internship during the summer of 2018. Can you please send me for more information about your program? Thank you so muchh!

    • Kaylea on November 21, 2017 at 8:46 pm

      Hi Aksarahh,
      Thanks for your message – I’m happy to send you some information! Keep an eye out for an email from me today.
      Best,
      Kaylea

  40. Regina Smith on December 2, 2017 at 8:25 pm

    Hello! I am a freshman in college and I am interested in paid internships within the next year. If you could email me some more information about this, that would be great! Thank you!

    • Kaylea on December 4, 2017 at 6:20 pm

      Hi Regina,
      Thanks for your message and your interest in our internship programs. I’m happy to send you some more information today regarding theater in London, make sure to check your inbox for a message from me.
      Best,
      Kaylea

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