Apprentice Program

Entering college, university, graduate program or the professional workplace? No matter where you are, attaining the skills necessary to make it in theatre is no easy task. Taking advantage of every opportunity to develop as a performer, director, designer, technician or administrator – as a theatre professional others will want to work with – in a creative environment is absolutely essential in the performing arts.  An apprenticeship at Flat Rock Playhouse is exactly what you need to take your education in theatre and expand it into a theatre career.

This Playhouse Summer Educational Intensive serves to bridge Apprentices from their prior academic experience to their exposure to professional practices, to Actors’ Equity Association rules and schedules, and to achievement of personal goals and enhanced performance skills – all in the context of hands-on training from the Apprentice administrators and directors, staff supervisors, and professional theatre mentors.

This program fosters personal growth and artistic exploration through attending master classes, setting and working toward individualized goals, and performing and networking with highly regarded theatre professionals.

The student is further encouraged by mid-term and final personal evaluations, both intended to assist apprentices toward the next steps in their careers. In addition, the Playhouse will provide written evaluations/forms for any students receiving university credit through their individual schools.

The Vagabond Players were founded in 1936 and from the inception of the Company, training theatre artists has been a vital part of the mission. Over the years more than 1,000 students have benefited from the challenging and rewarding experience of being Apprentices or Technical Interns on The Rock. The Company of Vagabond Players believes in growing our own and maintaining lasting working and personal relationships.

Interested in an Apprenticeship? Complete an application


We offer summer and fall internships in the following areas:

  • Stage Management
  • Carpentry
  • Scene Painting
  • Props
  • Costumes
  • Lighting

To apply for internship please send resume and cover letter to Adam Goodrum Production Manager at