Jobs & Opportunities

Barbican Theatre Chief Executive Officer

This is an extremely exciting opportunity to play the leading role in driving Barbican Theatre forward into our next chapter. In 2020 we celebrate our 40th year as a theatre committed to supporting artists, young people and reflecting the stories and voices of those who do not often get seen and heard.

We are looking for an ambitious and dynamic leader who will continue to take Barbican Theatre from strength to strength. We seek an individual with the energy and passion to be our public ambassador, who leads with authority but from the heart of the organisation.

We have always been more than just a theatre and we are proud of the communities that work with and for us. We are looking for someone who can re-imagine and cultivate the Barbican Theatre of tomorrow, a person with vision and an accurate strategic compass who can ensure the quality of work and our long-term financial sustainability.

For full details of the role please download the Recruitment Pack (below)

Recruitment Pack

(opens as a pdf)

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

(opens as a word doc)

How to apply

For an initial confidential and informal conversation about the role please contact To apply for the post, please send

  • an up to date CV
  • a covering letter outlining (in no more than two pages) your vision for Barbican Theatre for the next three years;
  • a statement addressing the selection criteria & contact details for two referees
  • a completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form (download here)

Send all four documents to or post to Sheila Snellgrove, Barbican Theatre, Castle Street, Plymouth PL1 2NJ

We particularly welcome applications from women, people with disabilities and those from Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and international backgrounds with right to work.

Deadline for applications: 12pm Thursday 30 January 2020
Interviews: Friday 14 February 2020
Anticipated start date: May 2020

FUSE Diverse Dance - CIVIC Performer Call Out

Barbican Theatre, Plymouth are looking for a team of talented performers to support their ambitious interdisciplinary production CIVIC, a new community performance event in 2020.

Rehearsals are varied depending on the amount of performance you wish to do. You can choose between weekly evening slots, intensive weekends or learning a small ensemble part in the production week.

Rehearsals begin: 16 Jan 2020 6:30pm - 9pm (venue in Plymouth tbc)
Production week: 16 - 22 Feb 2020

To express an interest in joining the cast please email Suzie West at

Deadline for expressions of interest 9 Jan 2020

As a performer would you like to experience one of the following..?

• Offer up time and
choreographic ideas as a dancer?
• Take on a small speaking part /
• Join a large ensemble of physical theatre actors / movers?
• Steward the event, interacting as a character with the audience?

FUSE Diverse Dance - CIVIC Creative Team Call Out

Barbican Theatre, Plymouth are looking for a team of creative minded people to support the visual ambition of CIVIC, our new community performance event in 2020.

As a Creative Team apprentice can you...

• Offer up time and creative designs to the costuming of the
• Assist with wardrobe during the production week?
• Flashmob design / install a set to transform the derelict space with illustrations, graffiti, paper, fabric, light, projections etc?
• Support with stage management, film or photography?
• Take on a small speaking part / character?

As Head of Visual can you…

• Take the lead on set and costume design
• Collaborate with the Dramaturg and Artistic Director
• Commit to a part time paid contract for Jan & Feb 2020

Creative team meetings...

• Meetings are weekly on Thursdays from 5pm - 6:30pm from 16 Jan - w/c 20 Feb inclusive
• Production week: 16 - 22 Feb

To express an interest in being a part of the Creative Team or the Head of Visual role please email Suzie West at

Deadline for expressions of interest 9 Jan 2020





Please be aware that Barbican Theatre cannot consider speculative enquiries regarding employment - all current vacancies are listed on our website on this page.

Work Experience

Barbican Theatre can support week-long Work Experience placements every November and July, and on occasion we are able to support longer-term placements from students and graduates. If you are looking for a placement of this type, then please email us at  – please be aware that we receive a high volume of requests, and cannot accommodate every placement. Work experience is strictly for those aged 16 plus.