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Casual Box Office Assistants

Salary: £7.37 per hour                                            

Hours: Zero hour contract  

We are looking for enthusiastic, motivated and flexible individuals to work in our busy Box Office Team. The successful applicants will be reporting to the Box Office Manager and will be responsible for actively selling and promoting performances and products in a well informed and appropriate way, ensuring that the ticketing requirements of the Theatre Royal customers are met with the highest possible level of care, attention and courtesy.

Essential skills and knowledge required;

Ability to process sales within a computerised sales system

Knowledge of good customer care practice and able to deliver excellent customer service by dealing with a diverse range of customers

An excellent telephone manner

Ability to work independently and as part of a team

The ability to work under pressure maintaining accuracy in work

IT literate (Microsoft windows and word)

Evidence of a flexible, motivated and proactive approach

Desirable skills;

An interest in the Arts

Previous retail skills and experience

Understanding of telesales

Experience of cash handling

Basic numerical skills

Click here to download an application form.

Click here to download the job description.

If you are interested in applying please complete the application form by referring to the job description provided as guidance. To request a hard copy of the application pack please contact Yvonne Bentley at: or call 0191 244 2516 or by collection at Stage Door on Shakespeare Street.

Closing date for interested applicants: 12.00 on Friday 5 September 2014

Interview date: TBC

Please note that due to the high volumes of applications we receive, we cannot respond to every candidate. Therefore, if you do not receive a response from us within 2 weeks of the closing date, you were unfortunately unsuccessful in securing an interview.

Student Ambassadors

Salary: This is a voluntary position but students will be offered complimentary tickets for the shows they work on where possible. 

Hours: Students will be required to commit to 8 hours per month     

We are looking for enthusiastic students to help us promote our diverse programme of the finest drama, the brightest West End musicals, the cream of the comedy circuit and award winning dance, to the students across the North East.

The role will mainly involve distributing print around University campus, but may also involve representing the theatre at any University fairs and other events. Students will be required to use their own initiative to help us engage with the student market at any appropriate opportunity.

The ideal candidate will be reliable, self-motivated, friendly, committed and enthusiastic about Marketing and/or Performing Arts.

This is an opportunity for students to gain valuable Marketing experience in a fast paced, creative environment. It will aid the development of basic skills to improve the CV of anyone hoping to start a career in Marketing.

We are looking for two students from each of the following universitys/colleges:

  • Newcastle University
  • Northumbria University
  • Newcastle College
  • Gateshead College
  • Durham University
  • Sunderland University
To apply, please send a current CV and a short statement detailing why you think you are suitable for the role to 

Closing date for interested applicants: 12.00, Monday 15 September 2014

Interview date: TBA

Theatre Royal is a Proud Investor in People and Equal Opportunities Employer

The Theatre Royal values and promotes equality, supports and encourages diversity and has a zero tolerance policy on discrimination of any kind.

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‘Lord of the Flies’ Dance Ambassadors
Dance City
Fixed fee: £1,500  
Dance City is working with Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures Re:Bourne, the company’s charitable arm and Newcastle Theatre Royal for an exciting new large scale production of Lord of the Flies which will perform at the Theatre Royal Newcastle 5-8 Nov 2014.  The production will see up to 20 young men both dancers and those new to dance perform alongside the New Adventures company dancers.
We are looking for two enthusiastic individuals with formal dance training and teaching experience (aged 18-25 years) to deliver taster sessions to engage up to 120 young male dancers across the North East. You will need to have a passion for discovering young talent and working with groups at all levels.
The successful candidates will gain project management experience, have an opportunity to work as assistants to the Lord of the Flies Rehearsal Director (including working with Re:Bourne for a full training week in London) and be part of an exciting and ground-breaking new project.
For further information and to download the job description go to
Closing date:
To apply please send a CV and covering letter to no later than 5pm on Friday 10 Jan.  
Interviews and observation classes will take place on 23 Jan at Dance City, Newcastle.
Key dates:
17 – 24 Feb 2014 - London training week
3 & 4 March, 7, 8 & 9 April, 1 & 2 May Initial planning sessions (dates tbc)
June-Sep - Taster sessions, workshops and summer schools take place across the North East in various venues leading up to the audition weekend where the cast will be selected.
20 & 21 Sep 2014 – Audition weekend
Each Ambassador will be responsible for delivering a minimum of 20 sessions and a minimum of 20 hours planning/training and be responsible for collating information on participants and evaluating the project.