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 too. 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 start at 2.30pm for matinees or 7pm 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 second Wednesday) to firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Due to current funding, this is an unpaid trainee role with a small, monthly contribution towards travel costs (£60 p/m, based on 3 days p/w). To fully benefit from the scheme, the role would ideally suit someone who can undertake three days per week with some evening/weekend responsibilities, but hours are flexible to allow candidates to support themselves and any dependents.
Applications are now closed for the Autumn-Winter 2019 intake. Applications for Spring-Summer 2020 will open late October / early November 2019. In the meantime, you can read more about the placement here: