What does a Company Manager do?

The Company Manager works on a variety of different jobs within the theatre. They work closely with all levels of cast and production staff. They act as a link between the Theatre Manager, the production company and the rest of the company. 

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What are the main responsibilities of a Company Manager?

  • Dealing with phone calls, emails and texts promptly and passing on messages to the relevant people
  • Dealing with any issues that arise throughout the day such as cast members calling in sick
  • Ensure all staff, cast and crew know who is in that day and who will be performing if someone is ill or on holiday
  • Scheduling rehearsals and holidays
  • Deal with health and safety issues
  • Negotiate contracts

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What qualifications do I need to be a Company Manager?

You don’t need any formal qualifications to be a Company Manager, however there are a number of qualifications you can get in different areas which may help you gain skills for the position and make you an ideal candidate for the job.

  • Management
  • Theatre productions/ Professional practice
  • Drama and Theatre Studies
  • English

Find training opportunities on the Get Into Theatre website here.

What skills do I need to be a Company Manager?

  • Be a good listener/ patience
  • Good time management
  • Management skills
  • Organisation
  • Problem solver

What does a career look like as a Company Manager?

There are a number of different ways you can become a Company Manager. You can begin as part of the admin team and work your way up. You can assist the Company Manager in their role and gain some experience. You can even start as Front of House or an Usher and learn from your manager and apply if any positions become available. 

You can also search for Company Manager roles at The Stage Jobs.

How much can I earn?

A general rate of pay for a Company Manager is roughly between £25K and £28K



Photo: Alex Brenner

Published: 12 August 2019