Join our Board - Chair and Trustee opportunities

Could you help shape our work to champion the future of theatres in communities everywhere?

We are looking for a new Chair to lead our active and engaged Board and five Trustees who can bring specialist expertise in planning law, performance, arts journalism or theatre producing.

Over the last six years Theatres Trust has undergone a significant process of transformation to raise our profile and impact as the lead body protecting and promoting theatres across the UK. We are looking for a Chair and Trustees who can work with the Director and the rest of the Board to build on our dynamic new focus and energy and lead the organisation through the next exciting phase of our development.

We strongly encourage women, people with disabilities and people who are from ethnically or culturally diverse backgrounds from across the UK to apply as we are keen for the Board and our work to be informed by and representative of the diverse communities we serve. 


Working with the Director and the wider board, the Chair will develop and deliver the Trust’s strategic direction and goals. We are looking for a Chair with the ability to act as an advocate and leader in the cultural sector with an excellent track record of governance. The Chair will have a clear knowledge and understanding of issues affecting theatres across the UK and appreciation of their value in planning, regeneration and development, architecture and design, the environment and heritage.

Read what the current Chair Tim Eyles says about his experience of working with Theatres Trust


We are seeking five Trustees with experience and skills in one or more of the following areas:

  • Performer or creative professional in the UK live performance sector with an excellent public and industry profile
  • Theatre Producer or Executive Producer with an excellent industry profile
  • Planning lawyer with familiarity of policy and processes affecting the heritage and culture sectors
  • Arts press or media journalist with knowledge / experience of theatre / live performance

Previous Board experience is not essential for the Trustee roles.

Read what former and current Trustees say about their experiences of being on our Board.

How to apply

As an arms-length public body, appointments to the Theatres Trust Board are made by the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. Further information including full role descriptions and details on the application process are available on the Public Appointments website. Do not send applications to Theatres Trust.

Deadline for applications: 12:00 on 9 April 2021