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We deliver and create around 1000 events across a number of community, talent and young people’s projects each year. From our full time Actor Training Company to our Centre Stage club, our Youth Theatre to our community and school outreach work, we are a resource at the heart of the city. As part of our Talent Development programme, we provide young, emerging, skilled and experienced artists and makers opportunities to develop and grow, providing hands on experience whilst assisting in the delivery of our work.

Assistant Director - Project A


We will engage an emerging Director to work with our Project A graduating class of 2022 to assist the Artistic Director and companies during our Create! Season in rep, whilst learning new and developing existing skills as a Director. Open to emerging and early career Directors (aged 20+) we are especially keen to hear from people who identify as LGBTQ+ and those who have experienced any other potential barriers in their career development including racism, sexism or financial barriers. The opportunity is suitable for a Director at an early stage of their career who can demonstrate a commitment to the industry and as such may have directed or produced some small-scale professional shows or have mid-scale experience achieved whilst a student.


The Assistant Director will receive a fee of £2320 as well as mentoring and support throughout the process.

  • The Assistant Director will work accross our 3 Project A Create! Season in rep companies alongside the Artistic Director
  • Each Project A Create! Season in rep company will be creating work of up to 90 minutes in length (including any interval) to be performed in the Studio theatre at Newcastle Theatre Royal
  • The work will consist of one act scripted productions, selected collaboratively by the Artistic Director and the Create! Season in rep companies
  • The Assistant Director will be supported throughout the process


The Assistant Director will be based in Newcastle Theatre Royal, working in all rehearsal spaces. The Create! Season in rep is part of our Studio Theatre programme (76 seat venue) within Newcastle Theatre Royal with all three performances taking place in this space.


Please get in touch before 12noon on the 20th May 2022. We will then invite people to attend a workshop session with Project A on Friday 27th May from 10am – 12noon.

The Assistant Director must be available on Friday 10th June for an induction day and then from Monday – Friday, 9.00am – 4.30pm, between the 13th June and 23rd July (inclusive) and must attend all 3 evening performances between the 21st & 23rd July 2022.


Why not?!


To be considered for this opportunity please get in touch by emailing to express your interest. Tell us a bit about you, why you’d like to be considered for this opportunity and what experience you have to date. Remember, we are just looking for evidence of commitment/attempts to pursue this as a career, so don’t worry; we don’t expect to see a lengthy list of credits!


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