Jobs & Opportunities



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We do not currently have any vacancies at Live Theatre. Details of any future opportunities will be added to this page.




Fun Palaces Opportunities

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Fun Palaces 2015

Live Theatre’s new outdoor performance area created as part of the Live Works development will be part of Fun Palaces 2015, a free, nationwide celebration of arts, culture and sciences taking place over the first weekend of October. We’re looking for suggestions for ideas for making the best use of our new space.

Fun Palaces celebrates the vision created by Joan Littlewood for spaces linking arts and sciences, entertainment and education, a campaign of culture at the heart of all of human life, based on these principles:

• Fun Palaces are free

• Fun Palaces are local, with community involvement, engagement and participation at heart

• Fun Palaces are innovative, finding new ways to bring the arts, culture and sciences together

• Fun Palaces are transformative, intending to transform the place/spaces where they happen: they transform the makers and the participants

• Fun Palaces are engaging. They are about participation.

If you think you or a group you work with would like to be involved with Live Theatre’s Fun Palace 2015, please contact Gez Casey, Live Theatre’s Literary Manager gez@live.org.uk for more details.



Writers Opportunities 

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10 Minutes to... Light the Fuse

In an adrenalin-fuelled weekend five playwrights and directors will create 10 minute plays responding to the theme Light the Fuse.


Writers are invited to submit 10 minute plays to our Literary Team that respond to the theme Light the Fuse. Out of the submissions received, five plays will be selected for inclusion in the November edition of 10 Minutes to... which takes place on Sunday 1 November at 8pm in our Main Theatre. 

The chosen writers will be matched with five directors. Writers and directors will then work together to complete the piece, cast it and be ready for an intensive rehearsal weekend on Saturday 31 October and Sunday 1 November.

Submission guidelines

• Plays must be no longer than 10 minutes 
• No more than 4 characters 
• Be able to be performed with minimal staging and technical support

The deadline for submissions is Monday 21 September at 10am.

Email your 10 Minutes to... submissions to our Creative Producer Graeme Thompson: graeme@live.org.uk



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Applications for Write a Play Year 3 Now Open 

- Deaf and/or disabled?
- Passionate about theatre?
- A writer keen to develop your skills in writing for performance?

Then Write to Play could be what you're looking for. Write to Play is a year-long, paid, new writing course from world-renowned disabled-led theatre company Graeae, in partnership with Hull Truck Theatre, West Yorkshire Playhouse and Live Theatre, Newcastle, which develops the skills and experience of Deaf and/or disabled writers based in Yorkshire, Humberside or the North East of England.

Over the year, you'll be mentored and supported by leading playwrights and theatre professionals, attend workshops and classes to hone and develop your writing, work with actors and a director, and develop two short pieces and a full-length play. You'll also be paid a fee over the year of £1800 (paid in instalments).

If you're keen to develop your skills and experience, and dedicated and committed to your craft, then we'd love to hear from you. All access requirements will be met.

'It's been an amazing year being one of the writers on Graeae's Write to Play programme... we've been treated as equals and been given generous access to Graeae's knowledge and resources.' Tom Wentworth, previous Write to Play participant

Graeae is a force for change in world-class theatre - breaking down barriers, challenging preconceptions and boldly placing Deaf and disabled artists centre stage.

For full details on how to apply, visit www.graeae.org.

Deadline for applications: Monday 13 July 2015.



Opportunities for Young People 

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Random Acts: Opportunities for 16-24 year olds 

From dancers and poets, to filmmakers and artists, Random Acts are looking for 24 young people to take part in an education and training programme to produce bold and fresh short films.

If you are aged 16-24 and live or study in the North of England (North East, North West, or Yorkshire) you can apply to take part in the Random Acts education and training programme and have your short film produced with the help of leading industry mentors.

Deadline for applications: 12 noon on Monday 13 July

Find out more.

Random Acts is a partnership between Arts Council England and Channel Four. Tyneside Cinema is leading Random Acts Centre North, working in partnership with HOME (Manchester) and leading production company True North (Leeds) to produce 24 short films by young creative talent each year for the next three years.