You're out of college, you're looking for that next step towards building your theatre career, but everything says you don't have enough experience for that position.  Apply to join Tipping Point Theatre in one of our three professional apprenticeship positions each season.  



TPT is a small professional theatre that takes on three apprentices each year to help them bridge the gap between educational theatre and professional theatre. The program provides general experience in a professional setting and includes focused, hands-on experience in set build, stage management, and box office management. We offer daily opportunities to grow, collaborate, and be creative. Come work with theatre professionals, make new connections, and put your own stamp on Tipping Point! 

Applications have closed for the 2018/19 season.


How long is the apprenticeship?

A full year from your start date.

What are the start dates?

June - August of each year.

Is this a paid apprenticeship?

Yes! Apprentices are paid $275 a week. 

Is housing available?

We cannot provide housing at this time. 

How many hours a week?

This is a full-time position. The hours range from 40 to 80 hours a week, depending on what position you are working and current events at the theatre.

What's the structure?

Apprenticeships are based on three main areas of focus; stage management, set build, and box office management. Each apprentice rotates through these positions twice during their time at TPT. While these are the key areas offered, apprentices are given new projects and focuses based on availability and interest. Apprentices are also expected to help maintain general building upkeep and work very closely with our volunteers. This program is open to evolving and adjusting in order to help you make the most of your time.

Are there any additional perks to being a TPT apprentice? 

You get 4 complimentary tickets to each show during your apprenticeship, classes are free, and you'll always be a part of the Tipping Point family!

If you have any other questions, please call the Box Office at
248-347-0003 or email