There are many ways you can be involved with Feelgood. If you are enthusiastic and can commit some of your time to working with us we are always happy to welcome new faces to join our team. Click on the links above to read more about the different ways in which you can be involved.
Each year we invite volunteers to work alongside the professional company, front of house and sometimes taking small supporting roles.
‘I volunteered to work on front of house for Feelgood for their production of Midsummer’s Night Dream. The work was great fun because it was in such a different atmosphere, being outside in Heaton Park. What’s more, Caroline really is an advocate of new-comers in the theatre industry, and it is great to know that if I have any questions or need any help I will be able to go to her. Going to Heaton Park each night became one of the highlights of my summer, it is an experience I am glad to have had.’
Feelgood have welcomed work experience students over the years many of which many have gone on to work for Feelgood professionally or with other arts companies and organizations.
Work Experience Testimonial
‘The first time I encountered Feelgood was in 2000 aged 15 whilst studying at Trinity High School. I was an aspiring young actor and was looking to gain experience with a professional theatre company. I contacted Caroline Clegg and was welcomed as a work experience student, on Feelgood’s production of Blue Remembered Hills. I was welcomed back to the company in 2004, this time employed as a full time actor and assistant stage manager in The Three Musketeers. I was with the company for 6 weeks and in this time I was included as one of the gang from the word go. I was kindly given advice from all the cast and crew, who were very welcoming and supportive to work with. The show was my first professional job and I gained a lot of friends, good memories, and a mentor in Caroline Clegg who has continued to support me and also gave me an opportunity as lightning technician on Feelgood’s production of Not About Heroes. I warmly recommend the chance to volunteer for Caroline Clegg and Feelgood Theatre Productions to anyone who is interested in gaining invaluable experience in theatre.’
Supporting Artists, Production and Artistic Administration Internships
Many volunteers have been involved in Feelgood’s productions over the past 20 years and have gained invaluable experience in performance, technical theatre and Front of house. Feelgood’s extensive Internship Programme gives people the opportunity to work alongside a professional company to encourage their own growth, develop skills, network and gain confidence. They are a vital member of the team and as well as gaining an education and a foot on the theatrical ladder they have a great deal of fun - even when they are singing in the rain or rescuing Excalibur from the lake!
‘Working with Feelgood was a fantastic experience; I’ve never experienced anything quite like it and I doubt I ever will again! I was given the opportunity to become part of an all dancing, all singing a cappella harmony group which was just so much fun and improved my singing skills enormously. I can’t think of a better way to spend a summer!’
‘During my time with Feelgood, I was impressed with an atmosphere of welcome and familiarity. In my role as a performer, I learnt so much from the professional actors, and the outdoor location certainly challenged my skills both vocally and physically. There was such support and humour within the group that I always felt a sense of gain and belonging’
‘I cannot tell you how rewarding my experience with Feelgood was for me. Whilst working under the direction of Caroline Clegg, and alongside professional actors I have learnt invaluable lessons, and had a great time doing it. Thank you to everyone involved, especially Caroline Clegg who has been an inspiration to me and to whom I feel forever indebted!’
‘What can I say?… The summer with Feelgood was a great experience. I got to meet great people who gave me loads of advice about the acting profession, drama schools and much more. The singing pushed me to explore areas of performance I had not previously explored. I’m so glad I was part of the team and I had a great time.’