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Careers at the National Theatre

Current vacancies with the National Theatre


Visit the National Theatre's jobs website for current vacancies

Working in the restaurants, cafes and bars, with KERB at the National Theatre

The National Theatre and independent street food pioneers KERB have joined forces to create a fresh food and drink experience on the South Bank.

Using their renowned network of street food start-ups and independent restaurateurs, KERB are curating an outstanding offering across 11 spaces and restaurants at the National Theatre. 
House is currently serving a delicious pre-theatre menu of great British cookery from Head Chef Joe Allen (BBC Million Pound Menu), and KERB at The UnderstudyThe Atrium Café, and the Espresso Bar have all reopened.

Visit KERB's jobs website for their current vacancies

You can also follow us on Twitter or LinkedIn for any future news about vacancies.


Apprenticeships are a fantastic way to begin a career in theatre. Offered by a variety of departments, they combine college study with work at the NT. 

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Work Placements

Work placements at the NT are for people aged 18 and over, and are offered in a variety of different departments.

Current placements

Young Makers & Technicians

Our free, two term courses for 14-18 year olds interested in exploring backstage creative and technical crafts.

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Creative Careers

Creative Careers brings together careers information and opportunities from creative organisations across the Creative Industries.

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Young People

From Q&As to workshops and short courses, if you are aged 16-21, then there is an opportunity at the NT for you. 

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Step Change

Our professional development programme for people already working in the arts in need of a change of direction.

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Our Casting department is responsible for casting all productions across our three stages and beyond. We champion diversity in all forms within casting decisions and we are dedicated to creating a safe and supportive audition environment where actors are empowered to do their best work. Every year we meet in excess of 2,500 actors when casting.

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New Work Submissions

The New Work Department is the engine room for the NT’s creative output, developing work and artists for our stages, and beyond. Last year, almost 1,000 artists worked on around 200 projects in development. 

We are happy to receive and consider unsolicited scripts from the UK and Ireland, and whenever possible, we will try to respond positively to invitations to see work. 

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