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Mid careers development opportunities

The work we are doing to support career development for those already in the theatre industry.

Katherine Parkinson in 1950's dress and apron in the play Home I'm Darling.

Development is something we do throughout our careers and the National Theatre recognises and supports this.

Keep checking this page for information on opportunities and programmes as they begin.


Denise Gough and Andrew Garfield in Angels In America: Perestroika

Step Change

Running from 2011-2018 our Step Change programme supported people looking to make a significant change in their careers, be that promotion or moving field. It supported National Theatre staff and those outside the organisation employed and  self-employed alike.
This programme is currently under review.

Christopher Eccleston pointing, surrounding by the company of Antigone.

Staff development programmes

We support our staff who are accepted onto Clore Leadership Programmes and Common Purpose programmes . These help out staff to reach their full potential.  We also run programmes including “Accelerate”  in collaboration with other organisations to advance the careers of those from underrepresented backgrounds.

Opera singer in large dress in Amadeus.

Advanced apprenticeships

We use advanced apprenticeships as a development opportunity for our existing staff. These have included a Chartered Management degree apprenticeships and Hospitality Management apprenticeships. Apprenticeships combine college learning with work.

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