Careers

The Shaftesbury Theatre recruits from all backgrounds, creating an environment which reflects the diversity of the city we work in and the communities and audiences that we engage with.

Like many West End theatres, our building presents challenges when it comes to providing full accessibility. However, we are actively working to improve the Theatre’s facilities and will work to make reasonable adjustments for any individual where they are required.

 

Vacancies

A dramatic transformation of the Shaftesbury Theatre for the 21st Century began in 2016 with the completion of the award-winning fly tower. This Autumn, the latest phase, a new stalls bar and event space together with a Hospitality Suite, will open with the aim to broaden the range of activities and events in the Theatre.

The postholder will be part of the busy commercial team, supporting the Commercial Director and Head of Bars and Hospitality in the securing and coordination of all events at the Shaftesbury Theatre. The postholder reports to the Commercial Director and from time to time will be expected to make reports to the Chief Executive and Financial Director.

The ideal candidate will need to be a strong communicator with exceptional organisational and time management skills. They will be able to take initiative and work well independently when needed, while also collaborating with a wider team to achieve the highest possible standard of service.

Please apply by sending your CV and a covering letter to vacancies@shaftesburytheatre.com with EC2022 in the subject line.

We would also like you to fill in an optional equality and diversity monitoring form and send this with your application. This will be detached and stored away from your application and kept anonymous. We are an equal opportunities employer and we actively encourage applications from disabled people and people from backgrounds currently under-represented in our team and the wider arts workforce.

If you have any questions about this opportunity, please don’t hesitate to contact us. If you require the job description to be sent to you in large text form or would otherwise like to discuss your access requirements, please email vacancies@shaftesburytheatre.com and we will do our best to provide this.

The Shaftesbury Theatre, the West End’s largest independent Theatre, is looking to recruit a Front of House Supervisor to provide an exceptional experience for all customers and provide strong leadership to the Front of House team.

The ideal candidate will need to have strong leadership skills, work effectively under pressure, and be able to take initiative. Preferably they will have previous experience in a similar role either in the theatre, hospitality or event sector.

Please apply by sending your CV and a covering letter to vacancies@shaftesburytheatre.com with FOHS2022 in the subject line.

We would also like you to fill in an optional equality and diversity monitoring form and send this with your application. This will be detached and stored away from your application and kept anonymous.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we actively encourage applications from disabled people and people from backgrounds currently under-represented in our team and the wider arts workforce.

If you have any questions about this opportunity, please don’t hesitate to contact us. If you require the job description to be sent to you in large text form or would otherwise like to discuss your access requirements, please email vacancies@shaftesburytheatre.com and we will do our best to provide this.

The Shaftesbury Theatre, the West End’s largest independent Theatre, is looking to recruit more Performance Staff to join its Front of House team to assist with the running of performances whilst providing exceptional customer service.

The ideal candidates will need to have good communication skills, be numerate, help to drive sales, be able to take the initiative and work well under pressure. Preferably they will have previous experience in a similar role either in the theatre or hospitality sectors.

Please apply by sending your CV and a covering letter to vacancies@shaftesburytheatre.com with FoHPS2022 in the subject line.

We would also like you to fill in an optional equality and monitoring diversity form and send this with your application. This will be detached and stored away from your application and kept anonymous.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we actively encourage applications from disabled people and people from backgrounds currently under-represented in our team and the wider arts workforce.

If you have any questions about this opportunity, please don’t hesitate to contact us. If you require the job description to be sent to you in large text form or would otherwise like to discuss your access requirements, please email vacancies@shaftesburytheatre.com and we will do our best to provide this.

The Shaftesbury Theatre, the West End’s largest independent Theatre, is looking to recruit more Bars and Hospitality staff to join its team to assist with the running of our hospitality areas and ensuring an exceptional experience for all visitors.

The ideal candidates will need to have good communication skills, be numerate, help to drive sales, be able to take the initiative and work well under pressure. Preferably they will have previous experience in a similar role either in the theatre or hospitality sectors.

Please apply by sending your CV and a covering letter to vacancies@shaftesburytheatre.com with BHS2022 in the subject line.

We would also like you to fill in an optional equality and diversity monitoring form and send this with your application. This will be detached and stored away from your application and kept anonymous.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we actively encourage applications from disabled people and people from backgrounds currently under-represented in our team and the wider arts workforce.

If you have any questions about this opportunity, please don’t hesitate to contact us. If you require the job description to be sent to you in large text form or would otherwise like to discuss your access requirements, please email vacancies@shaftesburytheatre.com and we will do our best to provide this.

Work Experience

 

To be eligible for work experience at the Shaftesbury Theatre, you must –

  • Be a student from a school or college in the London Borough of Camden
  • Be aged 15-18 years old
  • Demonstrate an interest in the management and operation of a theatre

For show-related placements, such as in Wardrobe, Wigs or Make-Up, Stage Management, Design or Direction, please contact the producers or general managers of the show directly.

To apply for work experience, please fill in the Work Experience Application Form and return it to vacancies@shaftesburytheatre.com.

Apprenticeships

 

At the Shaftesbury Theatre, we offer apprenticeships as a way of engaging with the next generation and providing routes into the world of theatre. Working with skilled professionals and putting lessons into practice allows our apprentices to reach their full potential.

 

“My apprenticeship at the Shaftesbury Theatre has been one of my greatest accomplishments. It has given me skills in so many areas that I wouldn’t have thought about before. I have worked with great people across all departments such as stage, electrics, automation and many more. To top it off, I successfully completed the apprenticeship and managed to secure a full-time job in the industry. I would recommend all apprenticeships but especially ones in the theatre – it’s great fun!”

 

– Reiss Barthram, Stage Technician