Working in performing arts
The performing arts industry includes jobs in theatre, dance, music and opera.
You could work as an actor, comedian, musician, dancer or singer. Performance jobs are not just in the theatre or on TV. Look out for performers at festivals, in education, on cruise ships and at theme parks. There are jobs behind the scenes too, such as sound technician, props manager or hair and make-up artist. Other people find work with the public in administration, box office and promotions. It is a very competitive industry. Be prepared to start at the bottom and work hard.