Work with us

Work with us

Thanks for your interest in working with us. We passionately believe that theatre is for everyone and we’re committed to making sure that everyone has the opportunity to get involved. We want to work with creative, passionate and committed people from diverse backgrounds, who will bring their unique skills and experiences to help to continue to make TBTL the amazing and extraordinary place it is.

Theatre by the Lake is committed to the development of positive policies to promote equal opportunities regardless of gender, marital status, colour, race, ethnic origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or responsibilities to dependants. We are a Disability Confident employer, recruiting and supporting disabled people in the workplace. All job candidates who identify as having a disability and who meet the minimum criteria for short-listing for a role will be offered an interview.

We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds. We have identified that our workforce is currently under-representative of certain communities and so we particularly welcome applications from people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds and from Disabled people.

TBTL is fully committed to providing a work environment in which all employees and job applicants are treated with respect and dignity and that is free of harassment of any kind.

We expect all our staff to embrace our values – they’re at the heart of everything we do:


We are stronger and increase our impact through working with others


We are accessible and welcoming, and benefit from a range of lived experiences and perspectives.


We are brave and ambitious.


We are creative thinkers, making our own opportunities and responding to need.


We are embedded in our place, our community and our environment

Please view our current vacancies both on and off stage below.

Our job packs and accompanying documents are available in larger print – if you would like to request this or need any other support in completing your application, please contact our recruitment team below.

Please note that all applications must be made on our standard forms – we are sorry but we are unable to accept unsolicited CVs.

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Please note that all applications must be made on our standard forms – we are sorry but we are unable to accept unsolicited CVs.

Off-stage Opportunities

We currently don't have any job vacancies

Onstage opportunities

Borrowers Needed for Theatre by the Lake’s Christmas Production

Theatre by the Lake is proud to be presenting The Borrowers by Mary Norton and adapted for the stage by Theresa Heskins. This will be our Christmas 2022 Production. Download Application form below.

Below the floorboards of a large old house, we are plunged into the quirky, wonky, miniature world of young Arietty and her family of Borrowers. Making use of anything and everything they find ‘upstairs’, from cotton buds to postage stamps, the Borrowers are the original up-cyclers. But Arietty refuses to be boxed in by her family’s caution about the big world beyond the floorboards. When she decides to go exploring, she comes across the dreaded Human Beans and nothing will ever be the same again.

Fizzing with acrobatic feats, magical storytelling and toe tapping tunes, follow us into the Borrowers’ hidden world as the Main House at TBTL gets turned into a giant adventure playground for these small yet indomitable folk.

We’re looking for performers aged 11-14 to take part in our magical, acrobatically, toe tapping Christmas extravaganza, The Borrowers.

The roles are primarily movement and song based but will include lots of interaction with the central characters. Rehearsals will take place 22 & 23 October, 31 October – 20 November (after school and Saturday sessions) and 21 to 24 November. Performances will be 25 November to 14 January.

Auditions will be held 16 July, application form below.

To find out more contact or post: c/o Claire Dunk, Theatre by the Lake, Lakeside, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5DJ.