Performing Arts

Performing arts include dance, music, opera, drama, magic, and circus arts. Which one would you choose?

In Essex, you would be working for various organisations and work for or perform in local places like Southend Theatres, Mercury Theatre, Thameside Theatre and Royal Opera House.
Fancy being the next Beyonce? Play in a band or have a role in a play? If you have passion, are extremely talented, resilient and good at auditions you could make it as a performer and there are many different ways to show your talents in the performing arts. There are also supporting roles in this sector.
Communication skills, management and planning are the top 3 common skills employers request in job adverts in this sector.

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What you'll need

You’ll need persistence and determination, the ability to use your initiative, to enjoy working with other people, to be flexible and open to change, physical skills like movement, coordination and dexterity.

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Performing Arts Jobs

Red – Formal qualifications required – GCSEs Grades 4-9, Level 3 Qualifications, A levels or Degree

Amber – Some formal qualifications may be required at Level 2 depending on the employer this will vary depending on the organisation and position

Green – No formal qualification required