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Pictured: (L-R) Raj Bajaj (Steve Da Silva) & Esh Alladi (Ali Mossop) in HOBSON'S CHOICE - Photo by Marc Brenner

To mark National Careers Week, the Royal Exchange Theatre is hosting a free live panel event with five industry professionals from across the theatre sector on Friday 5 March 2021, 1:30pm - 3:00pm. Our panellists have all worked at or are working for the Royal Exchange Theatre. If you join us on Friday, you'll get to hear from actors and producers, filmmakers and costume creators, all of who will help to identify the different ways you can work in theatre.

This event will also be a chance for you to ask any questions you might have about working in theatre or the wider performing arts industry and gain an insight into what it is like to work in a producing-house theatre in Manchester. We have some amazing people for you to learn from and be inspired by so that you are ready to pursue a career in the arts.

So, who are our panellists?

Esh Alladi, an award-winning actor who played Ali Mossop in the Royal Exchange’s production of HOBSON’S CHOICE.

Justina Aina, our Artist Coordinator. Her job is to facilitate the main programme of the theatre by keeping schedules on the main system, collating applications, inputting on and sharing creative information and logistics internally and externally among other tasks.

Liam Steers, our Digital/Video Content Creator who works in our marketing department creating digital and video media for the Royal Exchange.

Serena Choudhary, our Payroll Officer who works as an important link between the Human Resources and Finance departments. She makes sure everyone is paid on-time and the correct amount.

Tracy Dunk, our Wardrobe and Costume Associate. Her role involves the planning, design, and creation of the Royal Exchange Theatre's amazing costumes.

And hosting our panel will be Isah-Levi Roach, our Children & Young People Coordinator at the Royal Exchange Theatre, who will be able to discuss and talk about pathways for young people into the arts and how they can get involved in theatre now.

To sign up and get involved with our National Careers Week Event you'll need to fill out this online form. Once completed, you will receive an email invite containing the link to the live panel event on Friday 5 March 2021, 1:30pm - 3:00pm.

In the meantime, you can get to know some of our staff a bit better as they answer a few questions about their roles throughout the week on our social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube).