We are currently looking for new people to join our extraordinary board of Trustees and play a role as one of a group of expert advisors in their field. We are particularly keen to hear from you if you have knowledge, insight, or professional experience in any of the following areas:

•Major Donor Cultivation in any sector
•Local Politics – esp Wandsworth
•Audience Development in the Arts
•Access and Inclusivity
•New Writing and Literary Development
•Human Resources

We seek to diversify our board and would welcome candidates from all sections of the community, including those with no prior governance experience. If you are interested in being part of 503’s future please read our full Trustee Recruitment Pack here before sending a CV or biography with a brief cover note (no more than 1 side of A4) to Executive Director Andrew Shepherd before 24th February 2020. Please do get in touch if you have any further questions about this opportunity or our work.


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

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