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Practical experience for photography students – Oxford Playhouse

We don’t usually promote people asking for photographers unless they are offering some pay, we all have to eat but a good cause requires some support and the Oxford Playhouse is a good place and a good cause so here goes

Oxford Playhouse is currently looking for a photographer who’d like some practical experience and build up their portfolio for one of our Playhouse Play’s Out Productions.


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 From 3 – 12 May, we’re presenting an interactive family show for children ages 5- 8 and their families in a specially converted bicycle workshop on Osney Mill Marina. Full details on the production can be found by clicking here.

 The show will be rehearsing at The Story Museum on Pembroke Street and we’re looking for someone who can photograph the actors and creative team in rehearsal on Mon 22 April as well as photograph the dress rehearsal on the afternoon of Thurs 2 May.

 Unfortunately we don’t have the budget available to pay anyone, but we’re happy to cover reasonable expenses for travel and food, credit the photos to whoever takes them on the programme and wherever we use them on our website etc, as well as providing references.

 If you’re interested in this opportunity or require any further details, please contact Bethan James (Marketing & Press Officer): bethan.james@oxfordplayhouse.com or01865 305388.


Photography – Production Opportunity – Oxford University Dramatics

Barbarian Productions, the company behind Oxford’s flagship summer production at the Oxford Playhouse (an original adaptation of Jack London’s classic American novel, ‘The Call of the Wild’), are looking for a skilled photographer to assist with production photography during the four weeks between now and show week.

Commitment can vary from the short-term (sporadic days over the next four weeks, when convenient for you), to one-off days. The first and most pressing of these is this coming Monday (18th April), for which we require a photographer to take headshots of the cast and rehearsal photos that will be used by leading graphic designers John Good Ltd. in constructing the programme. All rehearsals take place in central Oxford, at Magdalen College.

Photographic content will be distributed (with full credits) across the production website, blog, Oxford Playhouse website, in local newspapers and in the programme, which will be seen by thousands of audience members. A selection of the kind of images required on stage and in rehearsal is attached.

This is an ideal opportunity to put expertise to use in a creative context and gain experience working in a theatrical marketing environment. Oxford Drama is fortunate to enjoy one of the highest standards of university-level dramatics in the world, thanks to our access to the full resources of the Oxford Playhouse as a professional, working theatre; taking part in such projects is a rewarding experience and a rare opportunity to broaden portfolios in a unique direction.

To learn more or to get involved, please email mark.heath@ouds.org