Next three week course starts on 19th July

Benefit claimants (ESA or Universal Credit) can apply to join a theatre production programme taking place in our new Makerspace in July. Led by professional theatre technicians, this busy but friendly training programme offers unique hands-on experience of a range of practical but transferable skills that can improve your employment prospects and boost your confidence. 

This is a full-time, intensive training course run over 3 weeks which will provide you with the opportunity to learn new skills and take part in authentic work experience based around the production of a short play for children.  Working as a team, you will take on the roles of technicians, set builders, stage crew, script writers and designers. You will need to be available every day.

Previous experience is not required, anyone is welcome but numbers are limited. Speak to your Job Centre work coach to find out more. For more information: email

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Our new comedy project will be coming out of hibernation soon and its friendly team wants to welcome everyone to join in the laughter. There’s loads of opportunities for all ages to get involved, and most of the events are free of charge: performing workshops, scriptwriting sessions, cartoon drawing, kids’ comedy club, lighting & sound – and much more. We expect to be back up and running in April. To find out more, email

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Making Theatre Gaining Skills offers a range of full-time work experience courses lasting between 1 and 3 weeks long in our new venue in Bognor Regis. Referrals are mainly through the local Job Centres. In most cases participants will need to be registered as unemployed with Jobcentre Plus and will not be charged a fee to attend.
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Making Theatre Gaining Skills participants are often able to join us after their course has ended as a volunteer or Peer Mentor.There are often opportunities to work with us as a volunteer. We also welcome people with specific skills to share with others including construction, carpentry, dressmaking, graphic design etc. From time to time we can offer paid internships which are generally advertised on Facebook, local job websites and industry networks.

To find out more about upcoming programmes in your area, contact the team:

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