Work experience and placements

WPD is always keen to support people who are interested in pursuing a career in the arts sector.

Throughout the year we are able to offer work placement opportunities free of charge to people that wish to gain a behind the scenes look at how we create our work. Placement opportunities can provide an important first step to recent graduates and a much needed development opportunity to those already making work.

These placements can last for one day or a maximum of one week and offer individuals the chance to fulfil module requirements as well as being the starting point for further research and career development.

While these opportunities are unpaid we do our best to ensure that through gaining experience with us, alongside other training and further education, individuals will start to develop the skills needed to pursue a career in the arts sector.

If you are interested in spending time with WPD then please email


“Whether it is Ankur’s mastery of script writing, Wayne’s rich experience as an art director, or the excellent professional ability and team spirit of the performers, it was well worth me spending time with the company to learn!”

Qilin Zhang, Theatre Making Student, University of Kent

“It was incredibly useful to observe the company’s devising process and each artist’s varying ways into the work”

Melanie Smith, BA Dance Student, Falmouth University