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Donmar are recruiting for CATALYST assistants

We’re recruiting the next set of CATALYST assistants, Lighting, Sound and Design, who will work on the Donmar’s production of The Band’s Visit. Would it be possible to share this opportunity with your networks?

We’re looking for people who are underrepresented and have limited access to opportunities and experiences that bridge the gap from working on small-scale productions, and people who don’t realise they have the skills or aren’t aware that these roles are a viable career path for them.


Since the pilot on the Donmar’s West End revival of Constellations, and including Henry V and Marys Seacole, we’ve employed 8 creative trainees who have received training and mentoring from leading industry artists – working across, set and costume design, movement direction, lighting design and sound design.

As a development of the Resident Assistant Director and Resident Design Assistant schemes – alumni of which includes Rosie Elnile, Lynette Linton and Sacha Wares, CATALYST supports the development of offstage talent  which is underrepresented both at the Donmar and in the wider industry. The Donmar defines this as artists who experience barriers and inequality due to ethnicity, gender, socio-economic background and being D/deaf or disabled.