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Board Members
Live Theatre Winchester Trust, incorporating Theatre Royal Winchester and Hat Fair is looking for New Chair of the Board and New Board Members.

If you would like to volunteer to play a pivotal role in developing this unique organisation then we would love to hear from you.

A love of the arts and a strong commitment to the community and the value the arts can bring within it are the important qualifications. Embracing and associating with our organisational values will also be essential: Welcoming, Fun, Brave, Passionate, Trustworthy, Inclusive.

In addition we are seeking to enhance our board with the following skills and experience:

  • Cultural diversity and disability arts
  • Charitable fund raising
  • Artistic leadership
  • Marketing, Press and PR
  • Charity law
  • High level local influence and networks
  • Accounting and finances

We are also very keen to develop the diversity of our board with younger people and those from diverse backgrounds.

Download role description [PDF]

The minimum commitment for board members is attendance at the 4 full board meetings and engagement with one of the Board Action Groups.

For an informal conversation please feel free to contact either:

Please send expressions of interest by letter and CV to

Closing Date: Mon 10 July 9am

Theatre Royal Winchester is seeking to employ a flexible and reliable relief cleaner to look after the buildings housekeeping needs, specifically covering holidays, sickness and busy periods. You will be expected to maintain excellent standards of cleanliness within the building. Hours are variable to compliment the theatre’s programme of work. An ability to work at weekends, Bank Holidays and throughout festive periods is essential.

Completed application forms should be sent to

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Front of House Assistant
Theatre Royal Winchester is seeking to employ a Front of House Assistant to join the Front of House team during performances.

We have a beautiful 400 seat venue, rich in history but fully attuned to the 21st century. We present a dynamic programme of the highest quality drama, music, dance, comedy, children’s theatre and pantomime. Situated at the cultural heart of the city of Winchester we are committed to bringing our audiences the best work, as well as supporting artists and performers.

The ideal candidate will be confident and friendly, will have experience of bar work and customer service in a busy theatre environment, and will be a good communicator with a keen eye for detail.

This is a casual contract, predominantly involving weekend and evening work.

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Download application form [DOC]
Download equal opportunities form [DOC]

Completed application forms should be sent to

Young Theatre Royal Voluntary Assistants
Young Theatre Royal is relaunching in September 2016 and is looking for Voluntary Assistants for each of its sessions to support the lead practitioner and gain experience in working with young people engaging with the arts.

This exciting opportunity offers the chance to work with highly skilled professional practitioners and enrich the lives of young people through regular weekly sessions, culminating in an annual showcase. Successful volunteers will be able to demonstrate passion and enthusiasm for the arts and young people, keen to learn and will be reliable.

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Please complete an application form and send to

Work Experience

We are currently not offering work experience placements.


We are always looking for dedicated volunteers of all ages to join our friendly Front of House team.

Volunteering is one of the best ways to gain valuable experience of working in a theatre and to add a string to your bow for future employment. It’s a great way to meet new people, learn new skills and become part of our lovely theatre.

  • You make our audiences feel welcome and comfortable, and ensure they leave with a smile on their face.
  • You don’t have to commit to a lot of time (unless you want to!) and we’d love to have you on board.

Interested in volunteering?
Please contact

Painter/Decorator Volunteers

The maintenance team work alongside the Maintenance Manager carrying out general maintenance tasks at Theatre Royal Winchester.

We are currently looking for a volunteer Painter/ Decorator to join the team 2 days a week. This volunteer position is ideal for anyone who has DIY or Painting knowledge.

What’s in it for you?

  • Become part of a friendly and dedicated team
  • Put your painting or DIY skills to use
  • Learn new skills
  • Help make a difference to your theatre

If you are interested in this role and want more information please send an email to:

Hat Fair Volunteering

For more information about volunteering for Hat Fair, the UK’s longest running festival of outdoor arts, visit

Live Theatre Winchester Trust is an equal opportunities organisation and welcomes applications from people from the widest possible diversity of backgrounds, cultures and experiences.

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Live Theatre Winchester Trust Ltd is registered in England. Company Number 03696681,
Jewry Street, Winchester SO23 8SB. Registered Charity number 1077139.