Working at the Almeida


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.


Costume Professionals

We are accepting expressions of interest from costume professionals with relevant experience or a costume-related qualification. Please send a cover letter, CV and Equal Opportunities Form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We are looking for people suitable for/interested in the following positions (on a show by show employment basis):

  • Deputy Head of Wardrobe
  • Wardrobe Assistant
  • Dressers
  • Costume technicians and alterationists
  • Hair and Makeup professionals

Please note that we are unable to respond to all expressions of interest and you will only hear from us if you are invited to meet with the Head of Wardrobe.

Equal Opportunities Monitoring  Form

Participation Intern

The Almeida is seeking an exciting opportunity for an intern to join our Participation Department for a ten month period.

The successful candidate will work alongside the full Participation team across a range of Participation projects, including working with the theatre’s Young Company, Schools workshops and Community projects.

This traineeship is only open to candidates from a black, Asian or non-white ethnic minority background. To apply please visit: 

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:

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