Performing Arts

Performing arts include dance, music, opera, drama, magic, and circus arts. Which one would you choose?

In the Coast to Capital region, you could be working for various organisations in performing arts, with some world class venues and festivals such as The Theatre Royal Brighton, Brighton Dome, Komedia, Chichester Festival Theatre and The Hawth Theatre (in Crawley). Smaller venues that also offer different opportunities include Ropetackle Arts Centre in Shoreham-by-Sea, The Old Market in Hove and The Harlequin Centre in Redhill. As this is one of the region’s largest sectors, you will find lots of companies and roles in this sector and a large demand for performing arts roles in the UK especially in the Coast to Capital region. The Brighton Festival, The Great Escape and Brighton Fringe are some of the largest performing arts events in England, which offer many opportunities each year for people starting a career in the performing arts. Specialist charities like Carousel, AudioActive and Superstar Arts help provide a stepping-stone into careers in the sector.
Fancy being the next Beyonce? Play in a band or have a role in a play? If you have passion, are extremely talented, resilient and good at auditions you could make it as a performer and there are many different ways to show your talents in the performing arts. There are also supporting roles in this sector.
Communication skills, management and planning are the top 3 common skills employers request in job adverts in this sector.

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What you'll need

You’ll need persistence and determination, the ability to use your initiative, to enjoy working with other people, to be flexible and open to change, physical skills like movement, coordination and dexterity.

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Red – Formal qualifications required – GCSEs Grades 4-9, Level 3 Qualifications, A levels or Degree

Amber – Some formal qualifications may be required at Level 2 depending on the employer this will vary depending on the organisation and position

Green – No formal qualification required