Jobs & Auditions


New Adventures 2017 Auditions


Please read this information carefully.

We are currently accepting CV's for our auditions on the dates of 21 & 22 April 2017. Recalls will take place on 23 April 2017.

New Adventures auditionees require at least 3 years' dance training at a recognised Dance College (Contemporary, Classical or Musical Theatre). Individuality and a love of performance are essential.

Please send an electronic copy (Word or PDF format) of your CV along with a brief covering letter, no longer than one side of A4, and portrait photograph to [email protected] by Friday 31 March 2017. Auditions will be held at a Central London location and are by invitation only. Dancers invited to audition will be informed by Friday 14 April 2017.

Your covering letter, CV, and photograph/s should be sent in one document only, with your full name as the document name.

Due to the high-volume of applications we receive if you have not heard from us by 14 April you should assume we are unable to see you this year.

All applications must include a covering letter detailing why you would like to work for New Adventures. Batch applications from agents must include these letters from dancers.

Please confirm on your CV if you are legally able to work in the UK or if you would need a visa.

We are unable to pay for any travel expenses incurred to attend these auditions.

Below is an excerpt from an interview where Matthew Bourne describes the kind of dancers that he is looking for in New Adventures Auditions.

"What I look for is a passion for movement, because often I'm looking for performers who will eventually need to act as well as dance. And I believe that the passion of wanting to give to an audience—to connect, to show them what you're trying to say—is the first steppingstone toward acting. Also, I look for people who have an individual attitude toward what they do. And that's because if you're telling stories onstage, it needs to look like the real world. Particularly if you want your work to connect with a large audience; they need to be able to relate to the people they see on stage. So I try to get as big a range as possible of shapes, sizes, looks and background."


We are now recruiting for an Adminstrator to join the office team at New Adventures & Re:Bourne.

Working closely with the Executive Director and General Manager the Administrator supports Matthew Bourne’s artistic vision by providing administrative support across the Company’s activities. 

Please see below for the Job Pack, which includes a full job description and person specification for the role.
Before submitting an application please read the information and guidance notes provided in this pack carefully. 
To apply download and complete the Application Form and Monitoring Form below and return to [email protected] by Tuesday 18 April, 12 noon. 

Job Pack
Application Form
Monitoring Form

Work Experience

Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures & Re:Bourne is committed to supporting young people and emerging arts sector professionals who have a passion for dance and the performing arts.

Due to the high number of applications we receive we have currently decided to only offer work experience to those young people who we have a close working relationship with through New Adventures & Re:Bourne projects. If you have recently been involved in a project with us (three years or less) and you would like to be considered for a work experience opportunity please email your CV and a covering email to [email protected]