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Front of House Duty Manager
40 hours per week | £18,000

Live Theatre Winchester Trust, incorporating Theatre Royal Winchester and Hat Fair is looking for a Front of House Duty Manager to play an essential role in facilitating the smooth running of the Front of House department.

We are seeking to employ an enthusiastic individual with the ambition to support and motivate our team of Front of House Assistants and volunteers under the direction of the Theatre Manager.

We are looking for a ‘can do’ person with excellent communication skills, a real passion for audiences and the ability to deliver outstanding customer service to the organisations users.

Completed application forms should be sent to

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Closing Date: Friday 4 August 9am
Interviews: Thursday 10 August

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.

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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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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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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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