This is a fully funded opportunity open to people aged 14 - 18, offering an insight into university conservatoire training in theatre production, and inspiring them to consider offstage theatre roles as a career option, whether that be through a HE programme or other routes. This course will provide introductory sessions in lighting, sound, stage management, prop making and costume design to a cohort of 12 participants. Also includes a free theatre trip to the West End production of Disney's The Lion King and a backstage tour.

2023 dates: 21 - 23 August.

Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must have applied (or will be required to apply).

To be eligible to apply for a funded place, applicants must also meet at least ONE of the criteria listed below:

  • From a Low Participation Neighbourhood (defined as POLAR4 Quintiles 1 and 2 by OfS*)
  • From an area of high deprivation (Index of Multiple Deprivation, IMD Quintile 1 & 2**)
  • Eligible for free school meals in the last six years
  • Care experienced and students in local authority care
  • A young carer (you care for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction cannot cope without your support

* You can check whether you live in a Low Participation Neighbourhood by using our online postcode look-up tool. To be eligible, your postcode must be Quintile 1 or 2 against POLAR 4 (see table on map).

** You can check your postcode's IMD score using this online look-up tool. To be eligible, your postcode needs a 1-4 in column F.

The selection process may also consider other applicant information, including the following criteria:

  • Classified as having a disability
  • A forced migrant (refugees and asylum seekers)
  • Estranged, studying without the support of your family (limited, negative or no contact with parents)
  • From a military family (parent/carer has served in the UK armed forces or reserves)
  • From a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic groups
  • From a Gypsy, Roma, Traveller, Showman or Boater (GRTSB) community
  • Or a student whose studies have suffered significant disruption due to illness or personal circumstances

The deadline for bursary applications is Monday 3 July.