Theatre Manager, Ovation


Ovation is looking for a Theatre Manager to help run their venue in North London. Upstairs at the Gatehouse is a small theatre, located above the Gatehouse Pub in Highgate Village.
The venue has a reputation as one of London’s leading fringe theatres as both a producing house and a receiving house.
Working alongside the two Artistic Directors and, as the only full-time employee, the theatre manager is responsible for the day to day running of the theatre.
The job is extremely varied and will give the opportunity to be involved in all aspects of theatre administration. We are looking for an enthusiastic and capable all-rounder who will be equally happy organising a press night, keeping the accounts, answering the telephones, developing the website, creating e-shots or sweeping the stage!
The role would suit someone with a genuine interest in theatre, with a sound knowledge and understanding of the function of a fringe venue.
Due to the nature of the business this role involves evening and weekend work so it would be ideal for someone living locally or willing to travel.

• Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
• Good interpersonal skills
• A high level of numeracy and literacy
• Excellent telephone manner
• Basic knowledge of the theatre’s technical aspects, i.e. sound and lighting systems

Upstairs at the Gatehouse is a family run business which receives no public funding. Established in 1997 our success depends on box office revenue and hire fees. This is achieved by the high standards of our productions and the welcoming aspect of the venue. The position would ideally suit someone looking to start a career in Arts Administration.

Salary is approx. £22k p.a.

Please send a CV and covering letter to John & Katie Plews to:

Upstairs at the Gatehouse

Highgate Village


N6 4BD

Whilst Ovation Theatres is committed to offering equal opportunities, we regret that Upstairs at the Gatehouse is not wheelchair accessible.

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