Jobs & Work Experience

Arcola Theatre actively encourages people from a variety of backgrounds with different experiences, skills and stories to join us and influence and develop our working practice.

We are particularly keen to receive applications from people of the global majority and disabled candidates. All candidates who self-identify as disabled who demonstrate that they meet the person specification will be invited for an interview. 

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, caring responsibilities, disability, gender, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and sexual orientation. 

Arcola Theatre is committed to ensuring applicants have an equitable experience when applying for a role, attending an interview, or working for our company, so please make us aware of any support you need. If you require the pack in large print, or alternative format or wish to discuss any queries please email


Freelance Technicians

We are looking for skilled theatre Technicians to join our freelance technical pool, particularly those with a broad skillset encompassing lighting and sound and good at problem solving particularly under pressure. 

You will work as part of Arcola’s Technical team as a duty technician overseeing the delivery of afternoon and evening performances. You will also be part of the team helping to deliver Arcola’s new work and maintaining the technical provision in our theatre.

If you are a skilled theatre or events technician with abilities in a broad range of areas, who is dedicated, friendly and enjoys taking pride in your work, we want to hear from you. Please contact with your CV.

£12.00/hr, shift based.


Arcola Participation: Assistant Facilitators and Assistant Producer

We are recruiting for some new training roles for young and emerging creatives (18-30) who identify as LGBTQIA+ to work with Arcola Queer Collective this summer. Due to funding, positions are for those living in Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets or Waltham Forest. Please read the job descriptions here and send a CV, covering letter (1 page) and equal opportunities form  to if you are interested in the role