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Archive Volunteers

Archive Volunteers

“It was a pleasure volunteering for the NT Archive. Their archives are very organised and provide a range of interesting materials to work with including scripts, posters and programmes one could get happily lost in!”

A volunteering placement at the NT Archive is designed to provide the opportunity for anyone over the age of 18 interested in a career in archiving or theatre to experience a unique, specialist, Accredited archive service in a large and dynamic theatrical organisation.

We offer short-term volunteering opportunities which are full or part time during the Archive’s working hours. Some travel expenses and lunch expenses may be paid. The claimable amount will be outlined at the start of the placement.

Recent volunteer projects that the Archive has undertaken include:

  • Cataloguing prompt scripts from recent productions

  • Repackaging posters

  • Listing Props Department files from past productions

  • Re-labelling programmes from the 1960s

  • Data checking the performance database on collections management system CALM

 “The staff are very welcoming and the work environment is friendly and helpful. It was an educational and exciting experience!”

We are currently FULL until July 2022. 

Please be aware, we can only offer volunteering placements to people who live in the UK.

If you are interested in finding out more, please email [email protected].

National Theatre Archive

NT Studio, The Cut, SE1 8LL

+44 (0)20 7452 3135