Work With Us


There are currently no vacancies to work at Arcola Theatre. Please check back regularly to see when positions become available.

We welcome volunteers and those interested in work experience placements with us. See the Volunteering section for more information.


Whether you have specific skills that you want to develop, want to find out about the many different careers available in theatre, or just want to meet people and work in an interesting environment; come join us at Arcola. Arcola Theatre offers a diverse range of  volunteering opportunities. Due to the high level of interest, we usually offer placements of 3 – 6 months duration and prioritise those who can commit to regular times. We actively encourage people from all backgrounds to join us – the only prerequisites are to be aged 18+, enthusiastic, friendly, reliable and committed.



Front of House: All positions are currently full. Please check back to our Vacancies section for when positions become available.

Technical: We are looking for hard working individuals who are passionate about theatre, with a love of problem solving and no fears about getting their hands dirty. Work includes assisting the Production Manager and his technical team with fit ups/get ins, set building, equipment maintenance and more. Electrical knowledge and experience of carpentry/woodwork is desirable as would working with power tools and working at heights. Time commitment: The Technical Department’s hours vary but we usually consider individuals who can be available evenings until late and weekends. To Apply: Please send an email to with ‘Technical Volunteer‘ in the subject heading.

Arts Administration: Offering support to the Executive Producer with various tasks around the office. This involves script-reading, assisting with theatre hire arrangements and helping with general administrative work. To Apply: Please send an email to with ‘Arts Admin Volunteer‘ in the subject heading.

Arcola Engagement: Supporting the work of our Youth Theatre and Community companies as well as assisting with the day-to-day administration of the department. A valid CRB/DBS check (within 2 years) is preferred. To Apply: Please send an email to with ‘Arcola Engagement Intern’ in the subject heading.

Energy & Sustainability: Supporting the work of the Arcola Energy team across a range of projects from community involvement and greening theatre to renewable energy research (visit for more information). To Apply: Please send an email to with ‘Energy Intern’ in the subject heading.

Please note: We receive a very high volume of interest and regret that we cannot respond to all individually.


For any producers/directors interested in submitting a proposal to Arcola Theatre, there are specific steps we need you to follow. For the quickest response you must include:

  • A copy of the script
  • Your contact details
  • Details of the creative team as confirmed
  • Details of any funding, both confirmed and pending
  • Details of the production history, including any previous performances or rehearsed readings
  • Any other information you deem pertinent to the application.

Please send all proposals to and we will respond as soon we are able.



All casting is carried out using agents, casting advisors or Spotlight by the company producing the play. Arcola does not have an in house Casting Manager and therefore does not accept unsolicited CV’s or show reels.


Arcola Theatre does not accept unsolicited scripts as we do not have a full time Literary Manager, and feel it would be unfair to accept unsolicited material without a view to reading it in the near future.

We do offer one window per year for writers to submit to our annual PlayWROUGHT programme. More information can be found here.

Outside of this, we would suggest submitting new writing work to venues like the Soho Theatre & Writers Centre, the Bush, The Royal Court or The National Theatre, all of which have proactive Literary Departments and accept unsolicited work. If you have a new play that is attached to a producer and/or director and you are interested in producing it at Arcola Theatre please see our Producers /Directors page.