Work Experience

Scottish Opera is passionate about creating opportunities for young people to experience the wonderful art form of opera.


We offer work experience for young people who may be considering a future in the performing arts sector, whether as performer, technical theatre specialist, or arts administrator. This opportunity is available to secondary school pupils eligible for work experience, resident in west central Scotland and able to commute daily to Glasgow city centre.


Over the course of one full week pupils will experience work activity across a variety of departments including the Music Library, Fundraising, Marketing and Press, Planning, Education, Stage Management, Workshop (Carpentry and Paintshop), Props, and Lighting and Sound. You will also get the chance to tour the costume/wigs and makeup department and see the Orchestra of Scottish Opera in production rehearsal or performance. Backstage tours at the Theatre Royal Glasgow may also be available depending on the production schedule.


Dates for the next work experience week to be announced.