Work experience

Glyndebourne runs a comprehensive programme of work experience placements, and applicants from all backgrounds and with varying levels of practical experience will be considered. We are happy to meet any access needs that we reasonably can; for some, we may need to do this in partnership with others (school/college etc.).

Unfortunately, we cannot place applicants who are under 16, and only those with relevant and thorough technical experience will be placed in our production or making departments. There is a high demand for places and not all applications will be successful.

Applications now closed for 2016

Administrative Work Experience

Each year we provide eight week-long slots for administrative work experience at Glyndebourne. Applications are by completion of the attached application form to

Dates for 2016

11 April – 15 April
2 May – 6 May
6 June – 10 June
20 June – 24 June
4 July – 8 July
18 July – 22 July
1 August – 5 August
15 August – 19 August

These are for local young people (within a 25 mile radius of Glyndebourne) aged 16+ who are still at school or college. You can download the application form below.

If you have any questions please contact Kate Simner at

Costume Department Work Experience

The Costume Department have now filled all their placements for work experience in 2016.

Glyndebourne’s Stage Management,and Props departments are not currently accepting any new applications for work experience placements.

“Overall, I had a fantastic week. I experienced a range of departments and thoroughly enjoyed everything.”

Work experience participant, 2014

To download the application forms, please right click and ‘save as’.