Be part of the management team

Applications for NSDF 22 have now closed. 

The Management Team help us produce the Festival week. If you're interested in gaining hands on experience in Venue Management, Front of House, Box Office, Administration, Events Management and Producing then apply to be part of the team! 

Over the week you will work with the Venues Team, Front of House Team, Workshops Team and be part of the team who create the evening events. You'll get to see shows and participate in our world-class Workshop Programme. 

You will be led by the core festival team who support you throughout the week, led by Festival Director James Phillips, General Manager Lizzie Melbourne and NSDF CREATES Producer Ellie Fitz-Gerald.

No previous experience is required. This opportunity is ideal for complete beginners and those with more experience looking to launch their careers in the industry.

This opportunity is open to anyone aged 16-26 and mature students. 

...it motivates you and encourages you to be the best that you can be, allowing you to make mistakes and discover yourself in this world of theatre.
Sristhi Ray, winner of the 2019 Management Team Award

Be part of the technical team

Applications for NSDF 22 have now closed. 

During the week you will follow a bespoke course of learning through doing. Alongside building the venues you will learn about every aspect of technical theatre, including Sound, Lighting, Rigging, Carpentry, Operation of Specialist Equipment, Stage & Venue Management, Health & Safety, Pyrotechnics and much more.

You’ll get to work with state-of-the-art equipment provided by our sponsors in professional venues such as Curve Theatre.

Our Technical Director backed up by a professional team of theatre technicians will work with you to build the Festival from the ground up.

This year, we have launched an exciting partnership with PLEASANCE THEATRES, the legendary Edinburgh and London Venues.

This collaboration will allow us to offer placements and pathways which begin at NSDF but then move to the Edinburgh Festival and then onwards to further famous festival partners.

No previous experience is required. This opportunity is ideal for complete beginners and those with more experience looking to launch their careers as theatre technicians.

This opportunity is open to anyone aged 16-26 and mature students. 

It is a hands-on experience, not lecturing, and you get the opportunity to put your new skills into practice while you are building a venue, or setting up a show, or taking part in an event at the Festival. You will take so much away from the experience because the whole week is so practical.
Hamish Ellis and Emma Wallis, NSDF Technical Advisors.