Leicester theatre venue Curve has announced its continued collaboration with Leicester’s De Montfort University, a partnership, now in its third year, that offers students and graduates work experience and educational placement opportunities within the theatre.
The announcement comes after a record year for Curve that saw a surge in visitor numbers and an increase in turnover to £7.8m, its highest figures since 2008.
One of the first projects to evolve as a result of the agreement has resulted in De Montfort University student, Emma Moss, being employed as an assistant stage manager for the opening of Curve’s production of The Witches, directed by Curve artistic director Nikolai Foster, in Hong Kong.
Other projects include DMU students getting access to Curve’a production of ‘Wispers’, and Curve commercial director Alister De Ternant will host a presentation to students from DMU’s Business Marketing, Public Administration and Management courses with one student being offered a work placement with Curve’s commercial team.
The collaboration agreement will extend for the next two years.
Lynette Williams, development officer for DMU’s Strategic Partnerships and Events Office, said: “I am delighted we are continuing this prestigious partnership with one of the UK’s most successful and dynamic regional theatres.
“I’m really looking forward to our students enjoying another exciting two years of opportunities with Curve.”