How to apply
We welcome submissions via application form, video, or audio recording. To apply, please select the relevant button below.
The deadline for all applications is 9AM on Friday the 15th of March 2024.
Who can apply?
Work Experience is open to anyone in School Years 11 and 12.
We particularly support our local secondary schools in placing their students for work experience, and because of this priority is given to students who live or study in Merton, Wandsworth or Croydon.
What should I put in my application?
On the application form, you will be asked a series of questions designed to help us get to know you.
As there is a large demand for placements at Polka we highly recommend that relevant experience is clearly stated in the application form, along with what you would hope to gain from a placement.
Remember, Work Experience at Polka runs across multiple departments, so it’s important you demonstrate an interest in the wider world of theatre, not just in acting.
I’m having trouble completing my application. What should I do?
If you require information in a different format, you want to apply over the phone, or just need some help, please contact Lizzie, Schools Relationship Officer, on [email protected], or call 020 8545 8362
When will I hear back about my application?
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to have a short, informal chat with two members of the Polka team. These will take place on:
Wednesday 3rd April
Thursday 4th April
Saturday 6th April
Tuesday 9th April
All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by Friday the 3rd of May.
Please note, unfortunately, we are unable to offer work placements outside of the dates above.