4/07/2018 17:07 HRS



Inspiring the Future of Theatre is a SOLT and UK Theatre campaign in partnership with Education & Employers, to showcase the range of careers available in theatre to young people, and encourage and strengthen connections between schools and their local theatres.

A drive was launched in April to recruit industry ambassadors (particularly from backstage roles) who will be matched with schools across the UK, taking part in events to lay the groundwork for young people to make informed and ambitious career decisions.

Industry professionals (no matter the job type or level) can sign up to be an ambassador here. It is a straightforward process, and you will receive guidance and support from the campaign ahead of your school visit.

Already around 600 theatre professionals from artistic directors, costume cutters and lighting designers to producers, administrators and props masters have signed up to visit UK schools and introduce children to a diverse range of theatrical jobs.

On 11 July the campaign is being officially launched with an event at a school in Scarborough. There will also be a nationwide social media campaign, with arts venues and industry professionals encouraged to use the hashtag #InspiringFutureTheatre to talk about the importance of theatre careers and education work, and share work they have already done.