Wardrobe Assistants


Applications for the positions of Wardrobe Assistant are now open.

2018 Summer Season productions:

Handel, Vivaldi, Rameau, etc. The Enchanted Island - a pasticcio devised by Jeremy Sams and premiered by the Metropolitan Opera

Igor Stravinsky The Rake's Progress

BYO’s Summer Season productions offer four positions for Wardrobe Assistants. Applicants should be at the start of their careers, have good sewing skills and experience of dressing and/or working in running wardrobe.

Successful applicants will work closely with a professional Costume Supervisor and Designer on our summer season productions.

Wardrobe Assistants’ responsibilities include:

  • sourcing costumes and materials, as necessary
  • researching costume and hair references, as necessary
  • attending costume fittings
  • alterations of hired costumes
  • making basic costumes, as necessary
  • dressing on all technical rehearsals and performances
  • costume maintenance and laundry for all technical rehearsalsand performances
  • keeping costume and dressing notes
  • assisting the costume supervisor as required

Wardrobe Assistants will need to be available from Monday 16 July/Monday 23 July to Saturday 8 September 2018.

Interviews will be held in London during April/May. Applicants should bring a portfolio showing previous costume work.

To apply, please download an application form and return it with your CV and covering letter to

The deadline for receipt of applications is Monday 9 April 2018.

British Youth Opera is the UK’s premier company for training new and emerging operatic talent. It offers valuable opportunities for young singers to receive professional training in all aspects of opera through workshops and master classes, and to take part in rehearsals and performances in its annual Summer Season of opera at the Peacock Theatre in London.

BYO’s primary purpose is to offer operatic experience to those who have a serious aim of pursuing careers in opera performance, are at the start of their careers, and are new to the profession.

BYO is a training organisation; successful candidates do not pay to participate in the Summer Season (for which a contribution towards subsistence will be given).

British Youth Opera regrets that it is unable to provide feedback on interviews or auditions and reserves the right to alter the proposed repertoire.