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Paid Internships Callout - Wigs, Hair & Make-Up Assistant and Assistant Stage Manager

March 30, 2022

We are welcoming applications for two paid internship roles on immersive show Peaky Blinders: The Rise; These two internships are for Wigs, Hair & Makeup and Stage Management.

This is a fantastic opportunity to develop your skills on an exciting new immersive production. The roles will be varied and may range from observing to assisting. These are entry level roles, and therefore suitable for people who have little to no formal theatre training.

Criteria for Applying

Candidates should have:

For the Wigs, Hair & Make-Up Assistant Internship, candidates should have:

  • a Level Two qualification (or equivalent) in hairdressing or relevant skill (wigs, makeup, hair)
  • shown an interest in theatre, whether as a spectator or as a career
  • no attachments to a mainstream theatre or production company

For the Assistant Stage Manager Internship, candidates should have:

  • either some training or some experience in stage management (i.e. stage managing amateur or school/college productions) 
  • shown an interest in immersive theatre, whether as a spectator or as a career
  • no attachments to a mainstream theatre or production company

Candidates for both roles must be signed up as a Masterclass member. Masterclass membership is completely free and open to anyone aged 16-30. 

Please note if you have completed a degree or higher education qualification you will still be eligible to apply.

How to Apply

To apply, candidates are asked to:

  • Send a CV and covering letter (no longer than one side of A4) explaining your relevant skills and interests, and how you would benefit from the placement. Please include your full name in the title of the documents, and make sure they are saved as PDFs.

  • Please send your application to with the subject heading: PEAKY INTERNSHIP - HAIR OR PEAKY INTERNSHIP - ASM

Key Dates

Applications for this role are now closed, sign up to Masterclass to be notified of future opportunities.

Interviews will be taking place on Tuesday 3 May.

First Performances are taking place on Friday 24 June.

Assistant Stage Manager Intern

Period of Engagement: 23 May – 16 July

Wigs, Hair & Makeup Assistant Intern

Period of Engagement: 6 June – 31 July

Rehearsals and performances will be taking place at the Vanguard Theatre in Camden, London.

These are paid placements, paid at London Living Wage. The positions advertised are in addition to any professional roles on the production. All candidates must have the right to work in the UK.

With grateful thanks to Hartshorn Hook Productions for helping to make these opportunities possible. Generously supported by the Harold Oppenheim Charitable Trust

For more information about the Peaky Blinders: The Rise production, please see the website here.

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

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