Clive Wolfe Bursary

Clive Wolfe was Director of the Festival 1970 to 2000 and Festival President until his passing in 2014. The bursary is for someone (aged 18 to 25) who wants to gain experience in Theatre Administration and Producing. The fund is part of a collection made at Clive's funeral and we are very grateful to Pat Wolfe and to all who contributed.

The Bursary: A financial contribution made towards living expenses while undertaking a 2-week internship at a professional producing theatre. 

The Programme might include:

Shadowing and assisting an Executive Producer.
Assisting the Press and Marketing Manager.
Learning about Fundraising.
Reading scripts.
Meetings with members of staff including time with Artistic Director with reference to programming.
Attendance at a read through/dress rehearsal/observation during technical rehearsals and any other events going on.


Applications are now open, and will close at 5pm on Tuesday 4th April. Interviews take place at the Festival (8th-14th April) in Hull. To apply, please email [email protected] with a one page CV and a one page cover letter, detailing your experience, your aims and ambitions and how the bursary would help you achieve these. Please note that, except in exceptional circumstances, we will not be able to consider applications that exceed this length.


Please note that you will have to be attending the Festival to apply. 

The 2016 bursary was awarded to Christabel Holmes with Sarah Nicholson Executive Director of Orange Tree Theatre as mentor.

Christabel was Workshops Manager on the Management Team at the Festival 2016 and was part of the Management Team in 2015.