When a production goes on tour to different locations it requires a Tour Manager. A Tour Manager, also known as a Tour Director books venues, travel and accommodation for cast members and ensures the tour runs smoothly.
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It is not essential to have a qualification to become a Tour Manager and you don’t necessarily have to be interested in music or theatre. However a formal qualification in any of the following subjects would be beneficial and increase your chances of employment:
Apprenticeships within the industry would be helpful and provide a useful background for moving into tour management later.
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Any experience working in theatre production is beneficial. You can help with school and college productions or get experience at your local theatre. It’s possible to start your career as an Assistant and work your way toward becoming a Tour Manager. Work on your organisational and problem solving skills as these are essential for this line of work.
Salary is based on development within a role and experience. However, salaries can vary between £25K and £35K.
You can also search for roles as a Theatre Tour Manager using The Stage Jobs website here.
Published: 23 October 2019