Jobs & Opportunities


Live Lab Bursary

Submissions are now open for Live Theatre's annual Live Lab Bursary for innovative approaches to text based theatre.

The bursary winner will receive £2000, dramaturgical and producing support, research and development and rehearsal space as well as a performance slot at the Elevator Festival in February 2018.

Previous bursary winners include Sex with Robots and Other Devices by Cloakroom Theatre, Lists for the End of the World by fanSHEN, The Soaking of Vera Shrimp by Alison Carr and Captain Amazing by Alistair McDowall.

Winning the Live Lab Bursary helped us make a show we’re now very proud of but also more importantly, as newcomers to the region, gave us a home. Presenting our work to audiences, next to other exciting companies, really helped us develop what we were trying to do - that’s what every artist needs!” Rachel Briscoe – fanSHEN

We want to see something new and unexpected so send us your innovative ideas.

How to Apply: Please email your one page proposal outlining the project, the artists involved and the process of how you work to livelab@live.org.uk.  You may also want to include images and video links of the idea or previous projects.  

Deadline: 10am Monday 3 April.

This is an open opportunity to UK based individuals, collaborations or companies.

Live Tales Volunteers

Do you want to help children to become more creative and confident story-writers?

Do you have time to volunteer on Thursday or Friday mornings?

Live Tales, Live Theatre’s new creative writing centre for children, is looking for Volunteers to help with creative writing workshops for young people.

Live Tales is located behind Live Theatre just off Newcastle’s Quayside.  Launched in September 2016, Live Tales offers fun and interactive story writing workshops for Key Stage 2 classes (ages 7-11). Alongside experienced drama workers from Live Theatre's Education and Participation team, volunteers at the Live Tales workshops encourage and inspire young people to explore their imagination, develop communication skills and grow in confidence. The workshops are free for schools, partly due to the help of our committed volunteers.

Live Tales is looking for:

Volunteers to encourage young people one to one and in small groups to develop their story-writing ideas.

Volunteer Illustrators to bring the young people’s ideas to life by creating illustrations to accompany the story.

Find out more.