Professional Apprenticeship Program

The Phoenix Theatre Company Professional Apprenticeship Program is designed for aspiring theatre artists to bridge the gap between studying theatre and attaining work experience while under the tutelage of industry professionals. While focusing on a particular field the apprenticeship program also enables the exploration of professional theatre, all while building a network of connections to help jumpstart a professional career.  

The Professional Apprentice Program offers practical applications in multiple career fields including Scenic Painting, Properties, Costumes, Lighting, Wardrobe, Sound, and Stage Management. This program is yearlong, starting August/September with flexible start and end dates and offers opportunities for growth in the applicant’s field of concentration. Apprentices receive a stipend, and private, single occupancy housing is provided for out-of-town apprentices. 


Applications are being accepted now. Start dates are generally June/July or August/September and the apprenticeship lasts for 12 months. To apply please send a cover letter including the department you are applying for, resume and portfolio to General Manager, Laurie Frey at Please list in Reference Line: RE: TPTC Apprentice Submission / Department(s).   


The Phoenix Theatre Company, a LOA LORT D Theatre and Arizona’s largest professional regional theatre currently produces shows in two spaces: a 380-seat proscenium space and a 250-seat black box space. Plus, we are in the final phase of completing the 3rd theatre in our campus that will be a 500-seat venue to be completed in the summer of 2025. In addition to producing our own licensed shows (8+ a year), we are starting to partner with Broadway, Off Broadway, and other top regional theater producers to help facilitate New Works and bring them into the New York stages. Located in the heart of the Phoenix Central Arts District close to downtown, our beautiful 14-acre campus also includes a restaurant and bar, rehearsal halls, administrative offices, and costume, scenic, prop, lighting, and paint shops, all on one site. 

The Phoenix Theatre Company is committed to providing equal opportunities to all applicants of our Professional Apprenticeship Program. Accordingly, The Phoenix Theatre Company provides these opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, creed, ethnicity, sex, pregnancy, national origin or ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, genetic status or information, military or veteran status or status in any status protected by federal, state, or local law.

The Phoenix Theatre Company will not tolerate unlawful discrimination, harassment, or retaliation under any circumstances. We are eager to cultivate a broad and inclusive field of applicants. The Phoenix Theatre Company is committed to building a diverse community of staff, volunteers, and apprentices. Individuals from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.