Opportunities

Find out about any active recruitment for jobs, opportunities, open workshops and masterclasses, and upcoming auditions below.


Jobs & Opportunities


Communications Assistant

We are recruiting for a Communications Assistant through Creative Access.

Working closely with the administration manager, the creative content producer (CCP) and the New Adventures staff team, the communications assistant will support the company’s communications strategy and help to develop and advance our engagement with audiences.

This opportunity is only open to individuals from a group that is under-represented in the creative industries. This includes, but is not limited to candidates from the global majority, disabled people, and individuals from lower socioeconomic backgrounds.

The successful candidate for this opportunity will also participate in a Creative Access support programme that sits alongside workplace training. This includes a programme of induction training, monthly masterclasses, wellbeing support, buddying / mentoring and more.

Salary: £22,984 
Duration: 12 months
Location: London
Deadline: 13 June 2022 at 23:59
Start date: mid July 2022

Find out more and apply directly through Creative Access here.

We will support any access requirements you may have during the recruitment process and ensure that reasonable adjustments are in place. If you have any access needs, or barriers to access that you would like to discuss, please do not hesitate to let us know either before applying or as part of your application. We are happy to discuss solutions that allow people to balance individual requirements with their working lives, for example through job shares or flexible working.

We cannot accept applications sent directly to New Adventures.


Professional Development 


Overture 2022/23 call out

We are recruiting a new cohort of emerging dance teachers and community dance artists for our Overture programme. This is an exceptional professional development opportunity for dance practitioners working across England.

Overture is our professional development programme for emerging dance teachers and community dance practitioners.  We are seeking 16 dance artists, who use a variety of styles and have been working in community or education settings for less than five years. We hope to find a group of artists whose work spans both urban and rural settings and who represent the diversity of contemporary England.

Find out more about the programme here.

Applications for the 2022/23 programme are now open. Find out more here.

Application Deadline: Monday 13 June 2022, 10am


Masterclasses & Open Workshops


The Car Man Masterclass

Sat 11 June

One-day workshop led by New Adventures dancers; includes class, repertoire from the show, creative tasks and ticket to watch the production!

A unique opportunity for professional dancers and those in vocational training to work with leading New Adventures dance artists and explore movement from our production of The Car Man.

This one-day workshop based at English National Ballet studios, will be led by longstanding New Adventures dancers and include class, repertoire from the show and creative tasks that give an insight into how we create movement. The workshop will finish with a Q&A and includes a ticket to the 7.30pm performance of the show at the Royal Albert Hall that evening on Saturday 11 June. 

Places are strictly limited to 30 to ensure an intimate experience for all participants.

Participants must be 18+ and be in full-time vocational training, recent graduates or professional dancers.

New Adventures is committed to ensuring our workshops are accessible to people of all backgrounds. Subsidised places are available for those who would otherwise find the price prohibitive to access. If you would like to apply for a subsidised place please write to us in confidence at  [email protected] explaining why you would like to receive a subsidised place, with the subject line ‘Masterclass'. If you have any other access needs please let us know.

Booking opens on 11 May at 10am.

This has now Sold Out.


Open Auditions

We are currently not auditioning for the company. Please check back later, and make sure to follow us on social media and sign up to our newsletter to be the first to find out about our next set of 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."

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