The Theatre503 Trainee Assistant Producer Scheme is a unique blend of on-the-job training and learning opportunities, as we support you to develop your skills and lay the foundations for a career in theatre production. You will be supporting the development and delivery of our productions and co-productions, from single nights of short pieces to full length runs over 3-4 weeks. You will also play a key role in the implementation of 503’s marketing and fundraising – two key elements of being able to successfully mount and produce your own work in the future – as well as other areas of the day to day running of our venue. There will also be the opportunity to gain a thorough understanding of how a venue is run, from programming through to strategic development, and to have a voice in these processes.

By the end of your traineeship, you will understand the process of programming a new writing venue. You will have the tools and project management skills required to produce a full-length show and/or festival. You will be able to create an d deliver a full marketing and audience engagement campaign and know how to create a strong case for support and successfully fundraise from a range of sources.

The role is a year long placement with us of up to 3 days a week, including a £9,000 training bursary (£750 a month). We will be appointing two trainees a year.

Before applying please download and read our Trainee Assistant Producer Pack. If you’d also like an informal chat about the role before applying please email and we’ll arrange a call back.


Please send an outline of why you think this role is right for you, how your experience reflects the specification of the role and what difference this role will make to you.

We’d like you to apply for this role in a way that feels most comfortable for you. Your application can be in the form of a PDF letter/email or video (.mov, .mp4) or audio submission (.wav, mp3). Please can you also include your current CV along with our Equality Monitoring Form and send to

The deadline for applications for the role is 12noon, Monday 16 August. Interviews will take place the following week. The roles would start in early September and October respectively – so you can shadow the outgoing Trainees on their final productions.

DOWNLOAD OUR Trainee Assistant Producer Pack 2021 



We’re looking to engage with brilliant Sound Designers, Lighting Designers, Stage Managers, Production Managers, and Costume Supervisors who we haven’t met yet! Please note this isn’t for a specific project but for our wider programming and work in general as we look towards re-opening our doors.

We are particularly keen to hear from individuals from groups who are underrepresented in the theatre sector. Theatre503 is committed to diversity and representation both on and off of our stage.

We’d love you to use this application form to introduce yourself and hear a bit more about you and your work.

If you have any issues accessing this form, or require it in a different format – please get in touch

We look forward to hearing from you!