The Churchill Theatre is an exciting place to work and we are always looking for talented and enthusiastic people to come and join us in a range of roles across different departments. We are extremely proud of our venues and enjoy working in an ever-changing environment with people who have true passion and drive. If you're looking to work in unique surroundings and drive your interests and ambitions forward, we may have just the job for you.
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Why work with us?
A career with Churchill Theatre is never dull, often challenging but at the same time fun and rewarding.
Working with the Churchill Theatre is popular with students as we offer a range of casual opportunities within hospitality, technical and marketing that can work around your studies.
Types of Roles
Providing an innovative dining, drinking and conference facility with theatrical flair requires a range of talented chefs and friendly servers over a range of levels and employment types.
The approachable Box Office team provide excellent customer service while proactively selling tickets in this customer-facing role offering fun and flexibility.
Often the hidden function of a theatre, these heroes make the show happen from assisting with the ‘get-in’ to managing the sound and lighting.
The marketing and promotions teams ensure our customers know about the broad-range of incredible events within the venues' many spaces in this busy but exciting department.
Administration and Management
Off the stage a gifted group of administrators, finance and management teams ensure the venues run smoothly.
Chef de Partie (casual)
Do you have a passion for food, the desire and ability to make a difference and solid organisation skills? We are looking for a casual Chef de Partie to join our friendly and productive team. They will assist our Head Chef and Sous Chef in managing the quality and standard of food as well as the day to day operation of the kitchen. Service from the kitchen includes (but is not limited to) a pre-show restaurant, sandwiches, buffets, 150+ cover events and private functions.
Shifts will include evenings and weekends. Benefits include discounts with some local businesses and the opportunity to see some shows.
To apply send a completed application form to email@example.com.
Working within the theatre’s technical team this role will include, but is not limited to;
• Participate in fit-ups and get-outs working to assist both stage and electrics.
• Operate the lighting board, sound desks or stage equipment including flying.
• Rig, focus and de-rig sound and lighting equipment.
• Assist with the management of casual crew.
• Assist the Deputy Technical Manager and Chief Electrician in any manner to ensure the smooth operation of fit-ups, get-outs and shows.
• Participate as required by the Technical & Building Manager in the daily theatre lamp check.
• Other related duties as may from time to time be reasonably required by the Technical & Building Manager
Our ideal candidate will have proven experience of employment within the professional technical theatre industry.
The successful applicant will be required to comply with our Data & Barring Service (DBS) Check procedures.
Please apply by sending a completed application form and covering letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: Tuesday 16 July, 5pm
Do you love theatre and the arts?
Have you ever considered Volunteering?
There are lots of reasons why people volunteer. It may be that you want to make use of your skills (or learn new ones). Perhaps you would like to broaden your work experience, give something back to your community...or perhaps you simply want to meet people and make new friends. Whatever the reasons, volunteering with Churchill Theatre is a really rewarding experience!
As a Churchill Theatre Volunteer Usher you’ll be the face of the theatre, meeting and greeting our guests and ensuring that they have a fantastic experience when they visit us. We’ll train, guide and support you so that you can volunteer for us with knowledge and confidence. We know that everyone has commitments in their lives, so we’re flexible about when you volunteer.
Volunteering with Churchill Theatre is an opportunity to taste, first hand, life in a theatre environment. If you have time to spare and would like to find out more, we’d love to hear from you.
Meet the team
We’re committed to training and developing our staff, preparing them for their next step in whichever direction that might be. Here’s the proof.
Sandra has been a staff member at the Churchill Theatre since 2013, with her initial role being a Front of House host. Sandra stayed in this role for four years before being promoted to Front of House Team Leader in 2017. A number of promotions followed in quick succession with Sandra becoming a Duty Manager in 2018 and then a Hospitality Manager in 2019.
About HQ Theatres & Hospitality
Churchill Theatre is one of 12 venues within HQ Theatres & Hospitality’s (HQT&H) current portfolio of regional theatres and concert halls. HQT&H currently manages 18 auditoria on behalf of local authorities, with capacities ranging from a 200 seat arts centre to a 2,400 seated/standing theatre. Last year HQT&H programmed a total of 2,354 shows which attracted attendances of over 1.5 million.
HQ Theatres & Hospitality (HQT&H), the UK’s second-largest venue operator, is a division of Qdos Entertainment Ltd, one of the largest entertainment Groups in Europe.
Churchill Theatre is committed to being an equal opportunities employer. The aim is to ensure that all employees are treated equally and are employed solely on the basis of their ability and potential to do the job, regardless of their race, colour, gender, sexuality, disability, age, religion or beliefs. Read modern slavery statement