Our Resident Assistant Producer (RAP) trainee scheme is a six month placement offering a unique insight into the workings of a new writing theatre. RAPs will have the opportunity to train in all areas of theatre producing – literary selection, programming, budgeting, fundraising, casting, and marketing – as well as playing a crucial role in the day to day running of the venue. The scheme is ideal for those who have a commitment to a career in theatre producing or arts management and are looking for access to the industry. Previous RAPS have gone on to have successful careers in everything from independent producing and casting to programming in major venues.

Please note this is currently an unpaid trainee role with a contribution towards travel expenses.

Applications are now open for the Spring-Summer 2020 intake. Further information can be found here: Theatre503 RAP Scheme

We’d like you to apply for this role in a way that feels most comfortable for you so please send an outline of your suitability for the role in a PDF or Word cover letter/email or video (.mov, .mp4)/audio submission (.wav, mp3). Please can you also include your CV along with our 503 EQUALITY MONITORING FORM.

Please send your application to Gabrielle Leadbeater, Producer, c/o by 10am, Monday 16th December.

In your application please detail any relevant experience to date, what you would bring to the scheme, why you are interested in training with Theatre503 and what you hope to learn.

Interviews will take place the w/c 30th December, with the role/s starting in January.
For questions, please call the Theatre503 office on 020 7878 7040.




Engage with a local arts organisation. Gain experience and boost your CV. See a fantastic programme of plays for free and (for every four week production run) get a free ticket for a friend. There are many benefits to volunteering as part of our Front of House team. Team members generally work a minimum of two shows per month over a four month period, but it’s entirely up to you how often and for how long you volunteer. After completing three FoH shifts, we offer training on our Box Office system (Spektrix).

Shifts normally start at 2.15pm for matinees or 6.45pm for evening performances. Duties include: welcoming patrons to the theatre; opening up the house and managing the seating of audience; sitting in on the show in case of any disturbances; some light cleaning duties and glass collection after the performance. All volunteers need to be aged 18 years and over, and you’ll be asked to shadow one of our current team members on your first shift.

Time-for-Time: For regular volunteers who are themselves theatre practitioners, we also offer daytime use of our theatre space (subject to its availability) for closed readings, R’n’D, and rehearsal of their own work.

To get involved, please send details of your general availability (e.g. every Wednesday, some weekends) to


Theatre503 stages the work of over 130 writers every year. Our Technical Manager (part-time), supported by 503’s General Manager (full-time), oversees the safe get in and get out of these productions; most of which are produced by external, “visiting” companies. From time to time, we require additional technical support and maintain a contact list of experienced theatre technicians for that purpose. These technicians will assist on the day of get in when the Technical Manager is not able to be on site.

Duties include: giving access to the building (weekend get ins only); providing a H&S / Tool Box talk prior to the start of works; assisting with rigging, gelling and focusing of lights; assisting with sound set up; assisting with programming and plotting; operation during the run (where required). Where time permits, the Technical Manager may also have some general maintenance tasks that require your attention.

Person Specification:
– A proven background in technical aspects of theatre, with (ideally) a working knowledge of ETCNomad, Qlab 3/4, Scarlett 18i20 Focusrite, and Projection.
– A working knowledge of Health & Safety legislation within a theatre.
– Up to date First Aid training.
– The ability to read and understand Risk Assessments, and Lighting and Sound plans.
– Excellent people management and communication skills, as well as an ability to work collaboratively with a range of creative teams of varying experience.

Shifts are paid at £10.55 per hour, for a minimum call out of 4 hours. Your first shift will be a shadow shift with an existing member of the technical team.

To join our casual Technician Team, please email your CV with a brief statement on your existing experience and what you hope to gain from working with Theatre503 to