Current Opportunities

Your one-stop-shop for opportunities to join our participatory projects, recruitment, freelance work and artist call-outs.


Current: OUT OUT, A Day Like This and Critical Mass

Artist Training

We train and mentor both new and established arts practitioners in physical theatre and the kinaesthetic learning processes at the heart of our work.


Current Opportunities

We are currently looking for artists, young people and participants for the following projects: 

Out Out

Out Out: Callout for LGBTQIA+ identifying young people aged 14-30

Anonymously share your story and perform in a film with Sky Arts

We are looking for LGBTQIA+ identifying people aged 14-30, to work with us on an exciting new project commissioned by Coventry City of Culture 2021 and Sky Arts. 


Highly Sprung have been selected to produce one of 10 new films celebrating the theme Unlocked, for national broadcast on Sky Arts  in April 2022. ‘Out Out’ is an ambitious idea unlocking and celebrating the voices of Coventry’s emerging LGBTQIA+ community on a national platform. Giving positive and celebrated space to young voices and bringing to the mainstream stories that are often hidden or censored.


How can you get involved?


There are 2 ways to be a part of the project:

1:  Share your story of coming out

2: Perform as part of the final film

The words 'Out Out' written in a green and purple neon sign, against a black background.
 1: Share your story


We are asking you share your stories with us and help us shape what ‘Out Out’ becomes. We are inviting anyone from the LGBTQIA+ community aged 14-30 to gift their story of coming out* to the project. All stories will be anonymised and will form the basis of original verbatim** script and audio for the film.

*We understand that coming out is part of a process of understanding your gender or sexuality and we are using this term to encompass everybody’s experience of this moment of change or challenge.

** Verbatim means based on the spoken words of real people. Strictly, verbatim theatre-makers use real people’s words exclusively, and take this testimony from recorded interviews.

How can you share your story? 

You can send your story to us directly in any format you wish, written, audio or video. 


Send your story to: outout@highlysprungperformance.co.uk.


You can also send a voice note over WhatsApp to 07810 263355, or fill out this Google Form here: https://forms.gle/DjCZ7Tt13KJxPWnm8 


DEADLINE: Monday 31st January 2022


2: Perform as part of the final film


We will be making another call out for performers for the project very soon… so if you want to feature in the film and develop your performance talents sign up to our newsletter here for more details.



Download the packs below for more info. If you have any questions email OutOut@highlysprungperformance.co.uk or call us on 07810263355. 

A Day Like This

A Day Like This: Callout for Coventry & Warwickshire Families for project with Avanti Train Station


Are you…

  • A family based in Coventry?
  • A family who has not previously travelled by train from Coventry?
  • Looking for something exciting to do as a family?

Then we are looking to work with you!

Highly Sprung are looking for local families  to take part in a unique project and very special family day out by train for A Day Like This, run by Highly Sprung for Heart of England Community Rail Partnership and Avanti West Coast. 


We would like families to join us for an exciting adventure. This is a joyful opportunity to excite your minds and expand your horizons as you plan take part in a day trip by train.


Key Dates: 

  • Saturday mornings from January to April 2022 at Coventry Train Station.
  • The day trip is planned for with the day trip planned for Saturday 5th March 2022.


This project is a FREE opportunity. We can support you with help for travel to and from the sessions. We will provide refreshments at every session. 

Download the pack below for more info. If you are interested in taking part please email team@highlysprungperformance.co.uk with ‘A Day Like This’ in the subject line, or call us 07810263355. 

Critical Mass

Critical Mass: Callout for 16-30 year olds for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Cultural Programme

Are you aged 16-30 and based in the West Midlands? Are you interested in dance and movement? Critical Mass is a unique opportunity for you to be a part of some of 2022’s biggest events including the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games opening and closing ceremonies.

We are particularly keen to hear from participants who self-identify as disabled and/or from Black, Asian, mixed ethnicity or from any ethnically diverse background.

Highly Sprung artist Emily Robertson is an artist on the project,  leading FREE weekly creative dance & movement rehearsals, every Tuesday from 6pm – 7.30pm at the Daimler Powerhouse, Coventry, CV1 4DQ. 

To find out more and apply today visit Critical Mass or contact emily@highlysprungperformance.co.uk

Critical Mass 2022 is made possible thanks to generous support from Spirit of 2012.

An image of 2 young people at the front of a line, dancing, reaching up to the sky. There is a blue and white logo in the corner that reads 'Critical Mass 2022'

Artist Training

We strive to work with new and emerging artists and recognise that to do so, we need to provide them with meaningful professional development opportunities.

We build artist training into our creative process. It’s fundamental to sparking inspiration and ideas as well as giving space for emerging artists to explore understand our unique approach to making theatre.


Training is offered to emerging practitioners on an ongoing basis and provides opportunities to observe, co-deliver and participate in Highly Sprung education and community-based projects.


We offer shadowing opportunities on an ongoing basis, offering the opportunity for trainees to develop individual practice and understand the approaches and techniques used by Highly Sprung in education.


We offer mentoring to any artist learning with us to help develop their experience and understanding of facilitating arts and education projects.


Rehearsal placements are available on an ongoing basis for both academic and personal development, depending on suitability and availability.


There are currently no upcoming auditions for emerging artists. But please watch this space!


To discuss your training needs in the first instance please get in touch via our contact page.

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