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What careers are there in theatre?

This list of careers in theatre is based on large-scale theatres in the UK, for smaller theatres or productions some roles in this list will not be applicable or they roles may be merged together.

Creative team:

  • Writer
  • Director
  • Associate Director
  • Assistant Director
  • Choreographer
  • Associate Choreographer
  • Set Designer
  • Associate Set Designer
  • Costume Designer
  • Associate Costume Designer
  • Lighting Designer
  • Associate Lighting Designer
  • Sound Designer
  • Associate Sound Designer
  • Hair and Wig Designer
  • Musical Director
  • Performer

 

Production team:

  • Artistic Director
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
  • Associate Producer
  • Production Manager
  • Production Administrator
  • Casting Director
  • Casting Assistant
  • Company Stage Manager
  • Stage Manager
  • Deputy Stage Manager
  • Assistant Stage Manager
  • Head of Sound
  • Deputy Head of Sound
  • Sound Technician
  • Head of Lighting
  • Deputy Head of Lighting  
  • Head of Wardrobe
  • Deputy Head of Wardrobe
  • Wardrobe Assistants
  • Head of Wigs
  • Deputy Head of Wigs
  • Wigs Assistant
  • Master Carpenter
  • Deputy Master Carpenter
  • Chargehand Carpenter
  • Chief Electrician
  • Deputy Chief Electrician
  • Stage Crew
  • Automation Operator

 

Customer service roles:

  • General Manager
  • Deputy General Manager
  • Theatre Manager
  • Deputy Theatre Manager
  • House Manager
  • Box Office Manager
  • Deputy Box Office Manager
  • Box Office Clerk
  • Customer Experience Manager
  • Deputy Customer Experience Manager
  • Senior Assistants
  • Front of House team members
  • Ushers

 

Administration team:

  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Head of Sales
  • Sales Assistant
  • Head of Marketing
  • Licensing Manager
  • Licensing Assistant
  • Accounts Manager
  • Accounts Assistant
  • Campaign Manager
  • Marketing Account Manager
  • Marketing Coordinator
  • Social Media Manager
  • Sales and Ticketing Director
  • Legal Affairs
  • Office and IT Manager
  • Assistant Office and IT Manager
  • Office Management Assistant
  • Archivist
  • Assistant Archivist
  • Data Archivist
  • Foundation Appeals Director
  • Foundation Administrator
  • Press and Publicity
  • Accountant
  • Stage Door team
  • Admin Assistant
  • Outreach and Education Manager

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Photo: Sim Canetty Clarke

Published: 04 March 2019