High School Apprentices


If you’re between the ages of 14 and 18 and have interest to further explore the theatre, Parkway Playhouse's High School Apprenticeship is a perfect opportunity.  Apprentices grow and earn valuable experience that help towards future goals.

Each Apprentice will be required to complete 80 hours of non-rehearsal / performance time at the Playhouse. At the end of the apprenticeship, each participant will leave with a certificate of completion, a thicker resume, some work experience, and fun summer memories! 

Applications (attached at the bottom of this page) are due no later than April 7th.

Applications can be mailed to:

Parkway Playhouse
P.O. Box 1432
Burnsville, NC 28714



For more information, please email Chelsea Wilson Thayer at cthayer@parkwayplayhouse.com or 
call Parkway Playhouse at (828) 682-4285.



Available opportunities

  • Assisting with Parkway Playhouse Junior Summer Camps
  • Set painting and construction
  • Performing in a professional space
  • Learning valuable skills from area professionals in the performing arts
  • Lighting and sound exploration
  • Props
  • Assistant Stage Management and backstage crew work
**Please note that we will only accept between 5 and 10 Apprentices per season. Even though this is an unpaid apprenticeship, we will use the same criteria we use to hire our professional staff. Only the most qualified and passionate of applicants will be selected.**

Mountain Heritage High School student, Levi Bradford prepares lighting equipment as a Parkway Playhouse High School Apprentice. High School Apprentices work in all aspects of theatre production- scenery, props, lighting/sound, and costumes during the summer. In addition, they can participate in Master Classes taught by professional staff and artists at Parkway Playhouse and they qualify for discounts on classes and camps offered by Parkway Playhouse Junior- which is Parkway Playhouse’s nationally recognized performing arts education program.
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Britt Kaufmann,
Jan 29, 2012, 2:00 PM