RSNO Takeover is a two-day intensive work experience, open to anyone aged 16–18 years at the time of the event and living in Scotland. Applications are invited from any young person interested in a career in the arts or creative industries, regardless of whether you play a musical instrument or not.

"Takeover helped in my choice to pursue music further. I loved seeing all the background preparation for concerts and tours - it was amazing to be a part of that for a couple of days"
Takeover participant 2016

We select 50 young people to work in various departments of the organisation to produce a public concert at the end of the two-day event.

Opportunities exist in arts marketing, press and PR, development (fundraising), learning and engagement, conducting and performing as a musician.

Takeover 2020 will take place on Monday 15 and Tuesday 16 June 2020.

Applications for Takeover 2020 are now closed.

Supported by the Angus Allnatt Charitable Foundation

RSNO Takeover 2016 video (above) was filmed by:
Emily Barclay, Leila Cruickshank, Sarah Eggleton and Callum Paterson

© Royal Scottish National Orchestra 2020