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Contract Type:Fixed
Salary or training bursary: London Living Wage
6 months FTC
Company:Little Angel Theatre
Positive Action Scheme
Apply by:05/10/2020 - 23:00
Start date:01 December 2020

Puppetry Intern

An exceptional opportunity to learn at one of the UK’s leading puppetry theatres, based in London’s Islington...

Little Angel Theatre is a home for puppetry. Since its doors first opened in 1961 the theatre has been dedicated to creating and sharing inspiring stories. Puppetry is at the heart of this innovative theatre, from igniting the imaginations of the youngest minds to equipping tomorrow’s puppeteers with the tools they need to succeed. 

As well as an internationally recognised theatre with productions touring throughout the UK and across the globe, Little Angel Theatre also has its roots in Islington, and works with its local, diverse community to break down barriers to arts engagement so all can benefit and enjoy this remarkable art form.

The Little Angel Theatre are seeking a Puppetry intern to join their thriving and creative team. The placement will involve learning basic making and performance puppetry skills as well as the skills necessary for leading successful puppetry-focused workshops in a range of educational settings. 

What You Will Learn 

  • Learning skills as an artist and facilitator
  • Learning to be fully prepared for further training (drama school/higher education) and/or the world of work
  • Introduction to Puppetry Course
  • Ensemble Puppetry Course
  • Assisting in Little Angel Theatre’s weekly courses and classes (either online or in person)
  • Assisting in Little Angel Theatre’s Professional Development courses which may include: Marionette Carving, Adaptation and Puppetry, Introduction to Ventriloquism and Writing for Children’s Theatre
  • Performing in at least one Little Angel Theatre show
  • Intensive training in puppetry performance, making and facilitation
  • Delivering puppetry projects in schools
  • 1:1 pastoral support from Little Angel Theatre’s Head of Creative Learning

Knowledge, Skills, Experience 

  • Be flexible
  • Be good at multi-tasking
  • Be an organised individual
  • Good time-keeping, management, team-work, and communication
  • Able to work on your own initiative
  • Confident performing ability
  • BTEC or A Level (ideally arts subjects)


  • A passion for theatre
  • A genuine interest in puppetry and an appetite to learn the craft
  • Passionate about working with children

To Apply

  • Log in to your Creative Access account or register today to apply for this opportunity
  • Upload your CV, cover letter as ONE document (applications without a tailored cover letter will NOT be accepted)
  • Once submitted, applications are final
  • Do not contact the company directly

This internship is part-funded by the Mo Siewcharran Memorial Fund, set up by John Seaton in memory of his wife, Mo, the former Marketing & Communications Director at Neilsen Books.

This opportunity is only open to BAME candidates