Working at the Almeida



Head of Production

The Head of Production is responsible for managing the technical planning and delivery of all Almeida productions including co-productions, commercial transfers, visiting companies and UK or International touring. The position plays a crucial role, engaging with the creative teams to realise the artistic ambitions of the productions within the available resources and maintaining the quality of the work on stage.

The successful candidate will have experience as a senior production manager or senior technical experience in a producing theatre, have excellent communication skills, experience of setting and managing complex budgets and the ability to manage a demanding workload.

To find out more, please download the job description via the link below.

To apply, please complete an application form and send it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please state Head of Production in the subject line. If this application is not an appropriate application method for you, please contact us.

Deadline for application: Thursday 5 July 2018 at 9am
Interviews will likely take place w/c 16 and 23 July 2018

Head of Production Job Description
Head of Production Application Form

Stage Management, Technical and Wardrobe Placements:

Our voluntary placements are aimed at people who want to get some valuable experience alongside or following their higher education studies. Please note that priority will be given to students who require professional placements as a part of their specialist course.

To apply for one of our placements, email a CV and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before the stated deadline below. In the subject line please state which department and production you are applying for.

In your cover letter we recommend that you clearly state your relevant experience and what you would hope to gain from the placement.

We have opportunities available in the following departments:

Stage Management – Usually 8–10 weeks, 10am-6pm, 5 days per week from day 1 of rehearsals through to Press Night, on a show-by show basis.

On this placement, you can expect to assist the stage management team with the day-to-day running of the show. This may include setting up the rehearsal room; researching, making and sourcing props and furniture; and supporting the team during the technical rehearsals.

Wardrobe – Usually 2.5-3 weeks, 10am-6pm, 5 days per week, on a show-by show basis.

During your time on placement, you will be expected to support the costume department from the final week of rehearsal through to press night. Duties expected of you during this time will vary from the tidying and maintenance of the costume store, show shopping; handling small amounts of petty cash, minor makes and alterations if comfortable and confident and generally assisting during the technical rehearsal.

Technical- Usually 3 weeks, aiming to encompass the production period of each show, 39 hours per week which may include evenings and weekends.

On this placement you can expect to assist the technical team with lighting, sound and scenery. There may be the possibility to specialise in an area depending on the nature of the show.

Dance Nation:

Stage Management: 1 slot available
Start date: 11th July 2018
End date: 04th September 2018
Application deadline: 2nd July 2018

Wardrobe: 2 slots available
Start date: 13th August 2018
End date: 4th September 2018
Application deadline: 2nd July

Technical: 1 slot available
Start date: 13th August 2018
End date: 31st August 2018
Application deadline: 27th July 2018


The Almeida Theatre is an equal opportunities employer and our aim is to create a diverse and inclusive working environment which reflects the city we live and work in and the communities and audiences that we engage with. The recruitment process is open to all, but we are particularly keen to hear from people from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) background, as these groups are currently underrepresented.