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Paid Internship - Production Intern, Sonia Friedman Productions

July 28, 2023

Masterclass and Sonia Friedman Productions are seeking applications for a Production Intern to work across two large-scale shows. This is an exciting development opportunity for someone who is committed to working in production but has not previously had practical experience working behind the scenes on a commercial show.

Sonia Friedman Productions (SFP) is an international production company responsible for some of the most successful theatre productions around the world. Since 1990, SFP has developed, initiated and produced over 190 new productions, and together the company has won 61 Olivier Awards, 39 Tonys, and 3 BAFTAs. Current productions include: The Book of Mormon, West End; Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, West End, Broadway, Toronto, Hamburg and Tokyo; Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!, West End; Patriots, West End; Dr Semmelweis, West End; Funny Girl, Broadway; New York, New York, Broadway.

The Production Internship will run from August 2023 to February 2024. Standard working days will be Monday to Friday, with very occasional evenings and weekends.

The Production Intern will shadow and work closely with the SFP Production teams across rehearsals, technical rehearsals and understudy rehearsals, to manage the day-to-day running and opening of some of their largest and busiest shows.

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Assisting with weekly financial processes and summaries
  • Assisting with Opening Night Parties and Gifts
  • Being present in the rehearsal room to assist as required
  • General administrative assistance
  • Working as a runner when required for Auditions and Rehearsals

Criteria for Applying

Candidates should:

  • Be able to demonstrate their commitment to pursuing a career in Theatre Production
  • Be I.T. literate, with good written and verbal communication skills
  • Be self-motivated, with the ability to handle a range of projects
  • Work well under pressure and within a team
  • Be eager to learn through observation
  • Not have had professional experience working in a production or technical role on a large scale commercial production
  • Be a Masterclass Member (click here for more info & to join for free)

If you have completed an undergraduate degree you are eligible to apply.

Sonia Friedman Productions and Masterclass are committed to building a theatre workforce that embraces equality, diversity and inclusion. As such, our recruitment focuses on providing opportunities to those currently underrepresented in our workforce​, and across the entertainment industry. We particularly welcome and encourage applications from candidates from a global majority, who come from a working class background and/or who are neurodiverse.

*Our internships vary from entry-level placements to later career development opportunities. This role is an entry-level placement, specifically for a young person who aspires to work in commercial theatre production, but has not yet had an opportunity to gain hands-on experience.

This placement is for over 18s only, and candidates must have the right to work in the UK for whole duration of the placement.

How to Apply

To apply, please complete this Application Form.

You can download the questions to prepare in advance here.

OR, if this process is not accessible to you, please send a video or audio file explaining your interest in production, your experiences to date, and how you would benefit from the placement, to with the subject heading: PRODUCTION - SFP INTERNSHIP

Key Information

Period of Engagement:

28 August 2023 – 23 February 2024  *Please Note: All applicants must be able to commit to the full contract.


£25,000 per annum, pro-rated for 6 months. 40 hours per week, with occasional evenings/weekends which will be given as time off in lieu. 28 days annual leave including bank holidays, pro-rated for 6 months. There will be times you are unable to take holiday, and this will be confirmed by the production team.

  • Closing date for applications: 11.59pm, Friday 28 July
  • Interviews: mid-August

With grateful thanks to Sonia Friedman Productions for making this opportunity possible.

If you have any questions, please contact the Masterclass office by email:

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