Theatre 503 is the home of new writers and a launchpad for the artists who bring their words to life. They are pioneers in supporting new writers and a champion of their role in the theatre ecology. They find exceptional playwrights who will define the canon for the next generation. Learning and career development are at the core of what we do.
With a 63-seat theatre based in Battersea, London, Theatre 503 stages the work of more first-time writers than any other theatre in the country. They programme over 100 new pieces of writing every year ranging from short plays to full runs of superb drama. They passionately believe that the most important element in a writer’s development is to see their work developed through to a full production on stage, performed to the highest professional standard in front of an audience.
Engage with a local arts organisation. Gain experience and boost your CV. See a fantastic programme of plays for free (and for every four-week production run, get a free ticket for a friend too). There are many benefits to volunteering as part of our Front of House team.
Team members generally work a minimum of two shows per month over a four-month period, but it’s entirely up to you how often and for how long you volunteer. Shifts start at 2.30pm for matinees or 7pm for evening performances. Duties include: welcoming patrons to the theatre; opening up the house and managing the seating of audience; sitting in on the show in case of any disturbances; some light cleaning duties and glass collection after the performance. All volunteers need to be aged 18 years and over, and you’ll be asked to shadow one of their current team members on your first shift.
Further details, please see https://theatre503.com/opportunities/