Making Room for Directors

Making Room for Directors offers Sheffield based directors the opportunity to act as an Observer Director for one Crucible/Studio Theatre production.

Participants will have the chance to attend rehearsals, tech sessions,  a one-to-one meeting with their director, and will receive 2 free tickets to the Press Night performance.

Who we are looking for

Applicants must be 18+
Individuals looking for an insight into professional practise
Individuals who demonstrate a genuine commitment to working as a theatre director
Applicants should be members of the Making Room network (sign up via Sheffield Theatres’ website)

What’s on offer

The Observer Director will attend one rehearsal per week
The opportunity to observe one full day in tech week
One ticket to a Preview performance
Attend Press Night with one guest
A one-to-one meeting with the director
The chance to meet a number of professional creatives s
Up to £50 for expenses

How to apply

Your name and the name of the production you would like to observe.
Up to 300 words on why you want to apply to observe this production/director
Up to 300 words on any previous directing experience or any other relevant experience
Your availability over the dates specified

Applications can be made by written word, video or audio file.Please send applications to 

Current Opportunities

Chicken Soup, directed by Bryony Shanahan
We are looking for one Observer Director to work on the Crucible Theatre’s studio performance of Chicken Soup – an exciting piece of local new writing, set in Yorkshire.

Deadline: Sunday 17th December, 5pm
Preliminary Meeting (if successful): Wednesday 3rd January, 12pm
Rehearsals start: w/c 8th January 2018Tech Week:  w/c 5th February 2018 Previews Start: 9th February 2018 Press Night: 14th February 2018

Frost/Nixon, directed by Kate Hewitt
We are looking for one Observer Director to work on the Crucible Theatre’s main stage performance, and regional premiere of Peter Morgan’s well-acclaimed play Frost/Nixon.

Deadline: Sunday 17th December, 5.00pm
Preliminary Meeting (if successful): Wednesday 17th January, 12.00pm
Rehearsals start: w/c 22nd January 2018Tech Week:  w/c 17th February 2018 Previews Start: 22th February 2018 Press Night: 26th February 2018

Please note: Applicants should only apply for one Observer Director Opportunity. Please state clearly at the top of your application your name and which production you would like to observe. Unsuccessful applicants are welcome to apply for future Observer Director Opportunities.

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Sheffield Theatres is the largest theatre complex outside London. Across our three auditoria: the Crucible, the Lyceum and the Crucible Studio, we offer a huge variety of home-grown and touring productions, as well as a thriving programme of participatory events and activities.