Published on November 13, 2014
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.
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.
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.
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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