How can Maths and Science lead to a career in theatre?

There are many roles in theatre where you can use your maths and/or science skills in your career.


Many of the roles within the administration teams require a certain level of maths skill – especially within the finance department. Some examples include:

  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Head of Sales
  • Sales Assistant
  • Accounts Manager
  • Accounts Assistant
  • Accountant
  • Sales and Ticketing Director

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Maths is often used within the customer services team too, especially with the handling of products and money:

  • Front of House Manager
  • Front of House Assistants
  • Box Office Manager
  • Box Office Clerks
  • General Manager  
  • Deputy Manager

There are also opportunities as a Producer or Artistic Director to use your maths skills, as these roles deal with tight budgets and fundraising.

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There are roles in theatre that use science skills especially within the creative and production teams. These include:

  • Lighting Designer
  • Lighting Technician
  • Electrician
  • Sound Designer
  • Sound Technician

The study of light and sound is often taught in science subjects and can be a useful skill in these listed roles.

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Photo: Royal Opera House

Published: 04 March 2019

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