Illuminate (17-25YRS)

What is Illuminate?

Illuminate, our technical theatre programme, is back this time right on time for Peckham Fringe. The programme will involve four practical training workshops in lighting and sound, with the opportunity to apply for a paid placement on a Peckham Fringe show. 

We will offer up to five paid placements in sound and lighting. Each placement will get the opportunity to support the get in, programming and operating and get out of a Peckham Fringe show. This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone interested in technical theatre and is looking to get hands on training to break into the industry. 

 Illuminate provides: 

Placement fee: £13.15/hr for up to 25 hrs

What is Illuminate like?

“The workshops and placement has made me think more about exploring more options in theatre”.

“The returning go the same attendees each week made it a really nice atmosphere.”

Key Dates

19th April – Applications close at 4pm
19th April – Applicants are informed if they’ve been successful 
22nd April – Sound Workshops 
Venue: Studio 1
Workshop 1: 10-12pm
Workshop 2: 1-3pm
23rd April – Lighting Workshops

Venue: Theatre 
Workshop 1: 10-12pm
Workshop 2: 1-3pm 
1st May – 8th June – Peckham Fringe (If you are chosen to be a placement you will only be required for one show, not throughout the festival) 
Please note that if you’ve been accepted for the training it does not guarantee a placement as there are limited places. Attendance in the workshops is compulsory to be considered for a placement. 

How can I join?

To apply please fill in this form by the 19th of April at 4pm. 

Am I eligible?

You do not need to have previously worked in technical theatre to apply. You simply need to be willing to work, committed and have an interest in theatre.

We are particularly interested in hearing from:

Whilst workshops are available for all ages, paid placement opportunities are only available if you are between the ages of 17-25

More about Peckham Fringe

Peckham Fringe is our inclusive and dynamic performing arts festival showcases a line up of artists and creatives. With groundbreaking emerging writers, moving new musicals, clowning and spoken word, it’s the festival for everyone! 

Peckham Fringe was the birth place of work like NO ID by Tatenda Samisu (Royal Court, Winner of the Evening Standard Award Winner for Emerging Talent), Sunny Side Up (3 x Offie Nominations and 2 x Black British Theatre Nominations) and I Love Acting but F**k the Industry (Double sold out run at Theatre Peckham), proving to be a springboard for the most exciting theatre makers in the industry. 

How can I support Illuminate?

Are you passionate about supporting young talent and empowering the next generation of creative leaders? We offer various ways for you to get involved, from volunteering opportunities to partnerships and sponsorships. Together, we can make a difference and create a more inclusive and vibrant creative industry. Email Demi our Young Peckham co-ordinator on

Thank you to the Audience Club for funding this opportunity.