Take Over Festival

Every year the York Theatre Royal Senior Management Team hand over the reigns to a new TakeOver team who are responsible for running everything from the programming of shows and events to managing backstage. We will be bringing new and exciting ideas to the table, whilst shadowing the permanent staff at the theatre and learning the ropes.

Three years in, TakeOver has become a regular fixture in the theatre's calendar, and it just gets better and better. For TakeOver12, we had an exciting line-up of entertainment and events, ranging from theatre to comedy, music to dance. We will be organising a variety of parties, workshops, open-mic evenings, and Q&As.

The TakeOver programme is aimed at audiences of all ages, and we pride ourselves on offering the sort of theatrical diversity that can be summed up in our mission statement: ‘a festival organised by young people for the whole community to enjoy and take part in’. We want to embrace the community that has so willingly given us the ability to act as fully-fledged theatre practitioners while most of us are still at school or university.


Members of Mandy Actors UK who have worked for Take Over Festival

Take Over Festival Jobs

For details of known Take Over Festival vacancies, please check our jobs board for more information