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Deputy Front of House Manager

We require a Deputy Front of House Manager (permanent role, 20 hours)

Salary: £21,521.29 (pro rata for 20 hrs £11,036.56)

Hours: 20hrs which will include evenings and weekend work

The successful applicant will assist the Front of House Manager in the efficient and effective running of the theatre’s Front of House operation, delivering an excellent range of services to the audiences and visiting companies.

Essential skills and experience required;
• Exceptional customer service skills and knowledge of techniques to “up sell” in a retail environment
• Skills in managing people effectively
• Retail and cash handling skills to management level
• Leads by example, representing the Company in networks and the public eye
• Duty management experience of a medium to large team in a public facing environment
• Proven experience of building strong relationships with external clients Desirable skills and experience required;
• Merchandise and retail sales within a theatre environment and the skill to adapt to an ever changing environment
• Ability to contribute to the overall success of the theatre through effective input of the line management team
• Front of House experience in a busy theatre, managing a large team of Ushers
• Has previously experienced theatre backstage work and understands the theatre / production company relationship

Job Description
Application Form

If you are interested in applying please complete the application form by referring to the job description provided as guidance and return to Jo Tompkins at

Application forms are also available at the Stage Door.

Closing date for interested applicants: 12.00, Monday 27 April 2015

Interview date: TBA


Stage Door Keeper - Casual 

Salary: £6.92 per hours

Hours: There are no minimum contracted hours (6 month period - mainly to cover holidays – evenings, night shift and weekend work required)  

The successful applicant will be responsible to the Director of Operations and will ensure visitors and staff at the theatre’s Stage Door are met with the highest possible levels of care, attention and courtesy, while providing effective Stage Door security and services.

Person Specification

The postholder should:

  • Be personable and presentable
  • Be committed to customer care
  • Have a friendly and helpful manner in person and on the phone
  • Possess tact, discretion, honesty and diplomacy
  • Have basic IT skills and be computer literate
  • Be able to communicate with people at all levels

Please note that there are no minimum contracted hours, and there is no obligation on the Theatre to offer work to you, or obligation on you to accept such work as is offered.

If you are interested in applying please complete the application form by referring to the job description provided as guidance and return to Jo Tompkins at  

Application forms are also available at the Stage Door.

Closing date for interested applicants: 12.00, Tuesday 28 April 2015

Interview date: TBA

Please note that if external applicants have not received a response to your application within 14 days of the closing date you have not progressed to interview stage. Please do not let this deter you from applying for other positions which may arise in the future.

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.