Thank you for your interest in working at Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds

All our current vacancies are listed on this page with application packs for download. If there are no listings do check back regularly to view any opportunities that may arise.

Chief Executive Officer/Artistic Director

This is a rare opportunity to take the helm of a beautiful Grade 1 listed playhouse, the only surviving Regency theatre in the country. You will join at a time when the theatre is thriving – financially stable, thanks in no small part to a record-breaking Pantomime season; growing audience numbers; a creative learning department now sought after for their ability to immerse young people in the arts; and a community engagement department that touches the lives of the most vulnerable in the community.

For more information regarding this position please read the Job Description and Person Specification

The deadline for applications is midday on 21 Feb 2020

Interviews will be held 4 March 2020

Duty Managers

We are seeking to recruit Duty Managers to join our busy Front of House Team. Working with a team of Volunteer Stewards and FOH staff you will be responsible for the welfare and welcome of members of the public attending events. You will be overseeing the delivery of opening and closing shows and managing front of house operations, whilst working in a historic building. At Theatre Royal, we pride ourselves on delivering the highest standards of customer care. The ideal candidate will have a positive can-do attitude with the ability to perform in a busy environment, a confident decision-maker with the ability to manage a wide range of people.

If you are adept in delivering excellent customer service we would like to hear from you.

If you would like to be considered for this post, please complete and return the Application Form and return to

Only completed application forms will be considered. Please don’t send CVs.

Job Contract: Casual (zero hours)


New Non-Executive Directors

The Board is seeking new non-executives, initially to be appointed for three years but with the prospect of a second three-year term.  The roles are unpaid.

As is the case with most small charities, as well as performing a governance role, trustees are expected to provide practical assistance and support to the executive team in areas in which they are qualified to do so.

Read the Full Non-Executive Directors Role Description and If you feel you might be interested in this role please email a CV and short covering letter to Polly Turner.



We are looking for Volunteer Stewards to help us deliver first-class customer service and create a warm welcome to all who are visiting our beautiful theatre.

As a member of the volunteer team, we want you to have a great time with us because we love what we do, the building that we work in and the people we are so privileged to work with.

As a registered charity and relatively small arts organisation, we couldn’t operate without people willing to volunteer their time and energy to us, this allows our huge ambitions to be realised and cements us as a leader in the arts ecology of this region.

In return, we hope our volunteers are able to learn new skills, meet new people and enjoy interacting with us as well as seeing some fantastic theatre!

At this time, we cannot take on any more volunteers. We may be looking for more to join our team in the Spring so please do watch this space for more information.