Level 3 Creative Industries Production Technician (CVT) - LW Theatres

Find out more and apply for our Creative Venue Technician Apprenticeship

Salary: £24,000
Location: London, WC2B 5SP
Duration: 21 Months

Are you looking to take your first step in the live events industry? Start your story with LW Theatres today…

What is a theatre technician? A theatre technician works backstage in a theatre. They help to install, operate, and remove technical equipment including stage flying systems, stage scenery, scenic automation, lighting, and sound.

Level 3 Creative Venue Technician Apprenticeship

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What to expect:

  • Full-time commitment (40 hours per week) including college study time.
  • Rate of Pay: £24,000 per annum.
  • Start date: September 2024 
  • Positions Available: 2
  • Location: LW Theatres, 65 Drury Lane, London , WC2B 5SP
  • Application Closing Date: May 10th, 2024

Owned by theatrical visionary Andrew Lloyd Webber – who has created some of the world’s most popular and timeless musical productions – we know a

thing or two about staging the spectacular. With one in three audience members at a London musical walking through the doors of our West End theatres,

chances are, if you’ve seen a musical in the capital, you’ve been to visit us.


As an apprentice at LW Theatres, you’ll work towards a Level 3 Creative Venue Technician Apprenticeship while gaining valuable skills working on some of the biggest shows in the world! You’ll work in many different areas of our Technical Departments and there will be a chance to specialise in one area towards the end of the apprenticeship. You’ll learn more about staging and maintaining live theatre from the largest operator of musical theatres in London. One day per week will be allocated to college work. This day will be scheduled flexibly to fit with college and department requirements. This apprenticeship will provide a fantastic springboard for your future career.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Working on shows and technical rehearsals as part of the Stage and Electrics Department. You’ll be responsible for the setting and management of scenery, follow spots and lighting desk operation.
  • Prepping the show each day and helping to conduct safety checks.
  • Working closely with your own team, the visiting company, and its Stage Management to ensure the smooth and safe operation of each show. The safety of everyone backstage, on stage and in the audience is paramount.
  • Problem solving during live performances.
  • Conducting maintenance on the set, lighting, video, special effects rigs and other technical aspects of the show, so it always looks its best.
  • Contributing to ad hoc project work as directed by the Heads of Department.

To apply you need:

Send us your CV and some information about yourself, your interests, and why you want to do this apprenticeship. This can be in any format.


  • You must be 16 years old or over on 1st September 2024.
  • Open to working evenings and weekends
  • Eligibility to work in the UK

What we need

  • Enjoy working as part of an inclusive team in a vibrant and fun environment.
  • Open minded with a willingness to learn and be trained.
  • A proactive and professional manner with good timekeeping.
  • A conscientious approach; accurate and with an eye for detail.
  • Ability to take feedback and follow instruction precisely.
  • Ability to use initiative in identifying problems and work with the team to find solutions.
  • You must be 16 years old or over on 1st September 2024.


Diversity, Equality & Inclusion At LW Theatres

We pride ourselves on being a family of individuals and actively welcome applicants from all backgrounds – it’s one of our core values and we believe celebrating our differences is key to success. At the heart of our Company is a culture of inclusion where everyone feels seen and heard and can be themselves at work. Regardless of your background, all we ask is that you have the skills and experience required and the desire to succeed. In return, we pledge to ensure that our selection process is both transparent and fair.


Application Closing Date: May 10th, 2024