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. Become an apprentice at Tipping Point Theatre and solve that issue!

Applications for the 2019/2020 are no longer being accepted.
Thank you to all who applied - Applications will open up for 2020/2021 in December 2019.




We take 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! 



How long is the apprenticeship?

A full year from your start date.

What are the start dates?

We’re pretty flexible with start dates, but apprentices typically start
between June - August of each year.

Is this a paid apprenticeship?

Yes! Apprentices are paid $300 a week. 

Is housing available?

No, we cannot provide housing at this time. 

How many hours a week?

This is a full-time position. The hours range from 40 to 60 hours a week, depending on what position you are working and current events at the theatre.

What's the structure?

Our apprenticeship program focuses on three main areas; 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 with us.

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