Theatre by the Lake has an incomparable setting in a glorious landscape where the quality of life is high. It's a small, caring organisation and we believe in developing the skills and talents of the people we employ. Working for the theatre is a busy but very rewarding experience. We aim to produce excellent, ambitious and inspiring theatre for our audiences as well as being a creative hub, engaging with both local communities and visitors to Cumbria.
We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from applicants from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds as they are currently under-represented across our workforce.


Theatre by the Lake is seeking to appoint a Head of Production to be responsible for the effective staging of all productions on Theatre by the Lake’s stages, with co-producers, and on tour; overseeing all equipment and staffing and playing an integral part in the Company’s artistic and strategic planning.
We would be happy to consider applications from theatre professionals who meet the essential criteria for the post and are looking to move into a production management career and/or freelance production managers looking for their first building based job.

Closing date for receipt of applications: 12 noon, Friday 4th October 2019

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 15th October.
Candidates invited to interview will be contacted by Tuesday 8th October.

Salary: £30k to £35k depending on experience

Start date: The post is available for an immediate start.

If you would like to discuss the role in more depth prior to applying, please call James Cobbold, Executive Director, on 017687 81106.

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We're always on the look out for casual workers to join our technical crew. 
Salary: £8.21 per hour (plus an additional £1.11p for each hour worked, in lieu of holiday).
We do not require zero hour workers to work exclusively for Theatre by the Lake – working hours are by mutual agreement - but you will need to be adaptable and be able to work under pressure.
Click HERE for more details.
To apply for casual crew work, email your CV (including details of two referees) to or call 017687 72282 for an informal discussion.