Careers in Musical Theatre

Students on the BA (Hons) Musical Theatre Performance programme at Trinity Laban receive coaching and support to prepare them for a wide range of highly competitive auditions. Our extensive industry contacts put students in close contact with influential directors and choreographers actively scouting for talented performers. Opportunities within this sector include:

  • Musical Theatre Productions
  • International and UK tours
  • Film and television industries
  • Commercials & Cruise Ships

Performance Opportunties

The Stage - includes auditions (commercial dance and musical theatre), teaching and education posts, overseas and cruise ships

Equity - Equity members can access details of job vacancies

Dancers Pro - dance jobs and auditions 

Casting Call Pro - acting jobs and auditions network for professional actors

Debbie O'Brien Casting - Debbie O'Brien Casting specialises in theatre casting for the West End, UK and international tours and regional productions. 

Useful websites and sources of information

Surviving Actors - an acting convention and trade show to help actors develop and sustain their career and to create new opportunities for themselves. Actors can meet exhibitors from a wide range of services to help develop a career in acting. Surviving Actors also offers workshops and seminars led by industry professionals as well as exclusive one-to-one sessions for feedback on your current career position. The event is free to attend, with a small charge for seminars and workshops (tickets can be booked online in advance). The next London convention takes place in Feb 2017. Before that there will be a convention in Manchester in Oct 2016. Full details on the website.

Working on cruise ships - information on about working on cruise ships as a singer, dancer, musician or other entertainer sand how to find employment

Employability skills

Help in recognising the skills developed through your programme of study.

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