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.
Maintenance Technician (part-time 25 hours per week)
Purpose of the role
The Churchill Theatre is a vibrant, multi-use venue and is one of the South East's leading live entertainment venues. We are looking to recruit someone to carry out routine and planned preventive maintenance to maintain the venue, working within and meeting all regulatory Health & Safety guidelines.
Our ideal candidate
Plumbing and electrical trade experience is desirable. Whilst willing to take direction, you must also be happy to work alone.
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.
Hannah joined the Churchill Theatre as a casual Front of House staff member in September 2013, before being promoted to Front of House Team Leader a year later in September 2014. After two years working with the Front of House team, Hannah moved across to work with the Box Office team in September 2015, working initially as a casual member of staff before becoming full time in December 2016. After working in Box Office for three and a half years, and at the theatre for five and a half years overall, Hannah was promoted to the role of Deputy Box Office Manager in April 2019.
Hannah says, "It’s great working at the Churchill - there’s lots that goes into putting on a show and it’s great to be a part of that. Having the experience of working both Front of House and in the Box Office over a five year period has really helped me in my role now as Deputy Box Office Manager. The theatre has been supportive in allowing me to progress and take on new responsibilities; you can experience a lot of variety when working at the Churchill."
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.
Sandra says, "Working at the Churchill gives me the opportunity to indulge my passion for all types of theatre. I love the diversity of both the shows and our audience and am lucky enough to work with a wonderful team of people. There is something different going on every day and I am now fortunate enough to have been given the opportunity of organising our very popular and successful themed dining events".
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