Miri Birch studied design for the stage at the Central School of Speech and Drama. She has now overseen the costuming of shows for a number of theatre companies.
John Liddell is the head of costume for Scottish Opera. In this short video clip he talks about the role of a costume maker and the choices people have to make for a costume career.
Ellie Zeegen is co-founder and artistic director of the Actors' Temple, a training centre and drama school for performers.
After studying an events course, Eve was employed as a front of house apprentice for a theatre and a music hall. She told us about what her apprenticeship involves and why she thinks front of house is a great starting point for a career in events and venue management.
Di Spalding has been working as a scenic artist for 25 years. She is self-employed and works from her own studio, creating scenery for theatrical sets.
Neil Butler set up Brighton's famous, and sadly now closed, Zap Club. The former drama teacher specialises in running outdoor festivals and events.
JD, from Manchester, has worked as a technician since he was 21. He has no formal tech qualifications but has built up a wealth of experience.
Lynette Nixon manages the box office at Manchester's Oldham Coliseum theatre and live events venue.
After playing bass in a rock band, Naomi Gibbs now works as a costume designer.
Ryan Tyler-Smith is front-of-house manager for South-East London's Greenwich Theatre.
Tim had a wealth of experience as a director, writer and editor before he took on the role of creative producer intern at Project Phakama. He talks about getting trained up in backstage arts and offers advice for people who want to work their way into an arts career.
Corina Bona has designed puppets, costumes and sets for stage plays, tours and a children's TV pilot. Her first job was as set designer for a circus company.
Jayne Lewis is creative director for the award winning Unanima Theatre. She is also a teacher and playwright.
Former gymnast Zoe Jones studied at London's Circus Space, working other jobs to pay the bills in between performing opportunities.
Mole Wetherell trained as a designer, and is now artistic director of theatre company Reckless Sleepers.
Angharad Lee, Freelance Director, Creative Agent with Arts Council Wales, Artistic Director of Leeway Productions and Lecturer at Trinity St David.
Costume designer Mona Kastell specialises in costume for street arts and circus companies.
Brian set up Production Services Ireland (PSI) in 1996 to meet the growing needs of the industry. Now Northern Ireland’s leading technical production company, they provide lighting for events such as Tennents Vital, Giro D’Italia and Riverdance production in China.
Open Theatre is based in Coventry and works right across the West Midlands region as well as nationally and internationally. It has been developing work with young people with learning disabilities through non-verbal physical theatre for over 30 years. Partnership Manager for the Midlands, Ruth Richardson, spoke to company director Richard Hayhow, to find out more about their work and how they employ young creatives.
Glenn Hazard, David Bath and Kate Townley are apprentices in the Create Gloucestershire network, which has over 100 members from across the local arts and cultural sector. They discuss how they got started as apprentices, where they want to go next and offer some tips.
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