house: Opportunities

new internationalists professional development programme, caravan d/l 25 June

new internationalists offers 4 independent theatre makers a year of support designed to help them internationalise their practice. The programme will help artists to explore the opportunities that ‘internationalising’ might offer including accessing new revenue streams. The programme will offer the support, guidance, training, networks, digital materials and seed investment that best prepares each artist to develop an international strand to their practice.

September 2018 – September 2019

Who’s it for?

The programme is open to independent artists and companies (i.e. not in receipt of NPO funding) based in England and working in the field of contemporary theatre.
Applicants must have a minimum 3 years professional experience and have received recognition for their work in the UK.
Applicants will ideally have some international experience (residencies, performances, interest from international promoters) and an idea of which international markets might be right for their work.
Applicants must be able to meet the time requirements of the programme.
What will it involve?
The programme will be a mixture of bespoke support, group and individual sessions. The group elements of the programme are designed to foster a peer network that the artists can use for support going forward.

Each company/artist will receive:

£2500 investment to cover the cost their time to participate in the programme
£1500 towards the cost of producing digital materials
£2000 towards identified training or subvention to pursue a particular international ambition
a two day residential, mentoring and a group funded visit to IETM or similar.
Artists are expected to cover the cost of their own travel to UK meetings, and accommodation and per diems for the international group visit.

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general manager, Orange Tree Theatre d/l 14 May

To support the producing of the artistic programme including in-house productions, co-productions and visiting work; coordinate the casting of in-house, Education and co-produced shows and oversee the management of the administration offices.

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commercial director, Lyric Hammersmith d/l 14 May 2018

The Lyric Hammersmith is one of the UK’s leading producing theatres. The Lyric’s dual commitment to producing the highest quality contemporary theatre alongside nurturing the creativity of young people, and the quality, range and scale of its recently extended facilities, make it unique within the theatre ecology of the UK.

We are looking for an entrepreneurial Commercial Director to work with us, initially for a year, to maximise our capacity to generate income from commercial activities. You will be proactive professional with excellent organisational skills and attention to detail. The successful candidate will oversee the further growth of our bars, catering, events and hires business and develop new sources of revenue which make the most of the range of facilities that Lyric has to offer, helping us to increase our financial resilience.

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venue manager, Bradford Literature Festival d/l 30 may 2018

Bradford Literature Festival is an annual, ten-day festival held between June and July each year in the heart of Bradford. The festival was launched in 2014 with the aim of creating a national destination festival that would excite and encourage both children and parents to engage with books and reading. In 2017 the festival held more than 300 events and attracted audiences of over 50,000.

BLF is recruiting Venue Managers to be responsible for the smooth running of events at various satellite venues during the festival period. This role would include coordinating volunteers, selling tickets on-site, collecting audience data and representing the festival in a professional manner.

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operations and theatre technician, Arts Admin d/l 14 May

Artsadmin have a new opportunity for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join the Building Operations team.

The Operations and Theatre Technician will work as part of the Toynbee Studios Operations team at Artsadmin and be responsible to the Head of Operations. They will participate in the general running of the organisation and in public event co-ordination at Toynbee Studios.

In this role, they will oversee the smooth running of all technical aspects of the Toynbee Studios programme, help to ensure the studios and equipment are in excellent condition for hirers, tenants and visitors, and assist the Head of Operations in making sure the building is a safe, effective and pleasant place to work. This will include planning and delivering the maintenance, improvement and long term care of Toynbee Studios and the Arts Bar & Café, related to sustainability and efficiency of the building, as well as improved access.

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producer, HighRise Theatre d/l 10 May 2018

HighRise Theatre are on the hunt for a creative producer to work alongside artistic directors to deliver an R&D process for new show Lil.Miss.Lady. Part rave part drama Lil.Miss.Lady explores the history of Grime music, through the eyes of a vigorous female MC.

Lil.Miss.Lady will be performed as a work in progress at The Roundhouse, BAC, Latitude & HighTide festival Walthamstow between July & September.


• To work closely in partnership HighRise Theatre to realise creative vision.

• To act as an advocate for HighRise, partners & Lil.Miss.Lady

• Writing and negotiation of contracts with creative team, production team, artists/performers

• To lead on all production administration and scheduling

• To lead and organise production meetings and manage the production budget

• To support with the rehearsals and production week where required

• To oversee the marketing and press campaign for the sharings including packs & invites etc

• To support evaluation and reviewing of the production

* This list is not exhaustive and may be subject to change.

Desired traits

A knowledge of grime music, its culture and raves
An experience with immersive theatre
An open collaborator
Experience working on a tight budget in a research environment
A knowledge of HighRise’s previous work
London based.
Confident and present on social media

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producer (creative learning), Omnibus Theatre d/l 18 May 2018

Omnibus Theatre is a multi-award winning theatre in Clapham, home to a 110-seat studio theatre, a café/bar and two multi-purpose spaces.

Omnibus Theatre is a home of storytelling – a small place to encounter big ideas. We are driven by the legacy of our former library building to tell stories, familiar and unknown, in South London and beyond. Our mission is to create theatre that has the power to inspire audiences, to change minds, to bring us together.

About the role

The Producer (Creative Learning) will focus on consolidating the Creative Learning department, and co-ordinate all strands of our education programme for children and young people. This includes our Saturday morning youth group Actors Alive, workshops accompanying Omnibus Theatre Productions, our programme in local schools, our holiday workshops and our international work with the Capital University of Economics & Business, Beijing.

The department is made up of the Creative Learning Producer, the Resident Practitioner and other freelance delivery Practitioners and is overseen by the Senior Producer.

This position would suit someone who is looking to work into a venue-based organisation with an established infrastructure of support.

Further details

This is a three day a week role, with some Saturday mornings necessary. Days will be subject to negotiation.

Application Process

Please submit a CV and Cover letter to Felicity Paterson, Senior Producer The cover letter should be no more than 2 sides of A4 and should address each point in the Person Specification with reference to the Job Description.

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talent development producer, Theatre Royal Plymouth d/l 10 May 2018

The Talent Development Producer will work across Engagement and Learning programmes and alongside our artistic programme playing a critical role in developing talent across the theatre. This will include cultivation of local artists, relationship building with The Plymouth Conservatoire, programming the Lab, producing The Lab Company, PlayLAB, IdeasLAB and various other existing strands ensuring that Theatre Royal Plymouth’s Talent Development programme is clearly articulated locally, regionally and nationally.

The Role

Here is an overview of what you would be doing:

Work with Director of Engagement and Learning and in collaboration with colleagues to produce and manage our current talent development programmes bringing all under one banner (including IdeasLAB, PlayLAB, The Lab Company, The Plymouth Conservatoire, programming the LAB)
Work with the Engagement Manager, Head of Learning and the Director of Engagement and Learning to ensure the talent development programme links to other produced programmes
Work closely with colleagues in all departments, as appropriate, across the organisation developing further programme strands that meet the talent development brief
Ensure that talent development is firmly embedded within Theatre Royal Plymouth and is communicated effectively across the Theatre and externally through collaboration with the Media and Communications and Marketing departments
Be the main point of contact for early career artists (face to face and online) and for those on talent development programmes, supporting all visiting early career artists/companies
Recruit, contract and manage all freelancers, artists and companies associated with the talent development programme
Support and train participants from across all programmes to enable them to plan and deliver their own projects
Manage all budgets associated with the various strands of the programme, liaising with the Director of Engagement and Learning
Seek out funding opportunities for the talent development programme
Maintain a knowledge of local talent and understand the regional and national picture in the talent development sector

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deputy head of technical (Stage), Hull Truck Theatre Ltd d/l 14 May 2018

Hull Truck Theatre are seeking an enthusiastic Deputy Head of Technical (Stage) to join their busy Technical & Production Team.

The postholder will provide high quality stage and technical support on HTT's programme of events which includes, though not exclusively, all the work at HTT in performance or rehearsal, visiting companies including one-night performances, co-productions, Creative Learning activity, corporate events, workshops/development projects at HTT and at any other venue, or on tour.

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venue technician, G Live d/l 18 May 2018

Hours: 30 hours per week, including evening, weekend and Bank Holiday working. Overtime will be paid, when available, up to 40 hours per week.

Purpose of the role: As a key member of the Technical Team, the post holder will be responsible for assisting with the preparation of, setting up and a variety of operational duties in respect of the diverse range of productions and events staged by professional and amateur companies, as well as the routine maintenance of the facility, as directed by the Technical Manager

Our ideal candidate: We are looking to appoint a multi-skilled Technician to ensure a smooth running, efficient and safe working environment for all staff and visiting companies, to assist with building maintenance and to strive to offer the best possible service to all users of G Live.

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assistant stage manager, Royal Opera House d/l 14 May 2018

The Royal Opera House produces some of the best opera and ballet in the world. Each year performances by The Royal Ballet, The Royal Opera, and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House entertain millions of people, on stage at Covent Garden, on tour at home and abroad, and through regular radio and television broadcasts. Our Stage Management Team plays a key part in delivering technical excellence at every performance and rehearsal.

We are now looking for a professional, experienced Assistant Stage Manager to join our Stage Management Team, working primarily with The Royal Opera. The ideal candidate will be a strong team player with:

Professional Stage Management experience in lyric theatre, ideally with experience of Operatic productions.
Good music score reading and prompt book preparation skills.
A good understanding of Opera related skills or repertoire.
Proven project management and documentation capabilities, with proficient Microsoft Office skills.

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ArtsLab Summer Residency 2018: The Wardrobe Ensemble

FREE Summer Residency Project, 23rd July – 11th August 2018

Aged 18-25? Passionate about pursuing a career in the performing arts? Applications are now open for The North Wall’s annual summer residency, this year led by the award-winning theatre company, THE WARDROBE ENSEMBLE.
Together we’re seeking an ensemble of young performers with a few associated places for emerging designers, musicians, technicians and producers to join us for a residency at our venue in Oxford. Over three weeks, you will create a new piece of theatre, leading to a public sharing.
This is a free project and accommodation and meals are included. Selection is initially by application, then interview / audition. Application forms and full details from

Initial auditions & interviews take place in London and Oxford as follows:
Sat 10 June (London) // venue TBA
Sun 11 June (Oxford) // The North Wall, OX2 7JN

Closing Date: 5pm on Friday 18 May

Further information from the website or contact Sherrell Perkin on 01865 319457,

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circus convention – state of play, No Fit State Cirus

STATE OF PLAY: 13 – 16 April
Four days of workshops, play, collective training and exchanges for emerging
and established practitioners alike, this is a convention dedicated to circus
performers lead by inspiring artists and speakers.
An opportunity for people to encounter each other artistically and socially,
State of the Play brings together like-minded folk to laugh, learn, perform and
play over a weekend of inspiration and creativity. In the spirit of Circus 250,
we look at the earlier genres of circus performance to explore the roots and
foundations of the form with specialist practitioners before we invite makers
from different horizons for encounters with of “different directors”.
Thursday 12 April
Blake’s Circus work in progress
Arrivals and registrations
Friday 13 April
Workshops // Mick Barnfather, Desperate Men, SpyMonkey and Gandini
Saturday 14 April
Workshops // Desperate Men, Gandini Juggling
NoFit State Surgeries // Rigging, Touring and administrating
Kate Kavanagh // How we talk about circus
Open Space training
Sunday 15 April
Open Space traning
Workshops // Firenza Guidi, Desperate Men, SpyMonkey
Monday 16 April
Workshops // Firenza Guidi
Open Space training
Silvia Frattelli // How to look after yourself
Milton Lopez // on his project Elephant
Professor Vanessa // What is circus
Scratch show
Pub Quiz and party!
STATE OF THE ART: 17 – 18 April
Two days of explorations, interrogations, provocations and conversations for
makers and thinkers. Designed through consultation within the sector, this
event has been shaped for and by the people who make circus in the UK
This is a conference aimed at producers, presenters, artists and circus fans.
Let’s discuss the next 250 years of circus together, without the
establishment’s agenda, and foster creative debate amongst ourselves.
Tuesday 17 April
Brunch, welcome and provocations
Orit Azaz // What do we want to talk about ?
Jaine Lumsden // What Makes Quality
NoFit State founders // Circus as a way of life
Ken Fanning and Gerry Cottle // TED talks
Dinner, NoFit State new show LEXICON and party!
Wednesday 18 April
Coffee and Networking
John Fox // Morning words
Ali Williams // Circus as a response to today’s challenges
Firenza Guidi // Dramaturgy in circus
Flying Seagull Project // TED talk
Kate Kavannagh, Luke Hellegarten // How we talk about circus
Vicki Amedume // Where are we going and how do we get there
All registrations include a ticket for LEXICON and two
meals a day within the Circus Village with the NoFit
State company.
Accommodation and travel are not included.
Prices (independent / NPO)
State of Play and State of the Art combined: £100 / £160
State of Play only: £60 / £100
State of the Art only: £50 / £80
State of Play or State of the Art single day: £40 / £30
Registrations here.
Bursaries available, email for more info.

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call for presenters and promoters, Surf the Wave

Surf the Wave is an ambitious programme to create a step change in how the UK showcases dance and extends and strengthens tours for artists and companies. It has emerged from the National Dance Network and is supported by the Showcasing Strategy Working Group.

PDSW is hosting Surf the Wave between 2017 and 2020. It starts with an eighteen-month programme (October 2017 to May 2019) of talent development and artist support involving artists, producers and promoters (including those new to dance) around the country.

Then there is the UK Dance Showcase itself, which will run from 16-19 May 2019. After the Showcase, there will be a year’s programme of touring and development support to help realize tour bookings and strengthen artist/promoter relationships stemming from the Showcase.

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MA Directing Circus, Bath Spa University by Circomedia

Launched in September of last year, this is the first Masters course of its kind anywhere in the world. It was developed to address a recognised need across the global circus community to create and support a new kind of performance director – one who is aware of the possibilities and limitations of using circus in an artistic context. Our inaugural cohort have been working with Bim Mason, Circomedia’s Artistic and Education Director, as well as other Circomedia staff and industry professionals such as Charlotte Mooney of Ockham’s Razor and Sean Gandini. In December the MA students worked with the Year 1 Degree students on Circomedia’s first collaborative show.

We will be hosting an Open Evening for the MA on Thursday 1st March at Portland Square for anyone interested in applying. There will be the opportunity to talk with Bim and ask lots of questions about the course, before watching Alula Cyr’s performance of Hyena and then taking part in a discussion with Bim and the cast about directing circus. The event will begin at 6.15pm, if you or anyone you know would like to attend then please email

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