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The White Rock Theatre is an exciting place to work and we are always looking for talented and enthusiastic people to come and join us in a range of roles across different departments. We are extremely proud of our venue and enjoy working in an ever-changing environment with people who have true passion and drive. If you're looking to work in unique surroundings and drive your interests and ambitions forward, we may have just the job for you.


Why work with us?

A career with White Rock Theatre is never dull, often challenging but at the same time fun and rewarding.

  • Our business model is unique and our specialisms are broad.  You will learn and grow with us. 
  • We expect staff to express their views, to listen to ours and to be part of decision-making processes.
  • We’re proactively committed to diversity and equal opportunity for all.
  • We’re very supportive of our staff achieving a happy work-life balance.
  • Our vision is quite simply to be the UK’s premier provider of live entertainment and hospitality and we know that our people are our most important asset.


Working with the White Rock Theatre is popular with students as we offer a range of casual opportunities within hospitality, technical and marketing that can work around your studies.

Types of Roles


Providing an innovative dining, drinking and conference facilities with theatrical flair requires a range of friendly servers and ushers over a range of levels and employment types.  

Ticket Office

The approachable Ticket Office team provide excellent customer service while proactively selling tickets in this customer-facing role offering fun and flexibility.



Often the hidden function of a theatre, these heroes make the show happen from assisting with the ‘get-in’ to managing the sound and lighting. 


Creative Learning

The team connect the theatre with the community by arranging a wide range of opportunities for schools, families, young people, and adults to engage with the theatre.


The marketing and promotions teams ensure our customers know about the broad-range of incredible events within the venues' many spaces in this busy but exciting department.


Administration and Management

Off the stage, a gifted group of administrators, finance and management teams ensure the venues run smoothly. 

Current Vacancies

Deputy Creative Learning Manager

  • Salary: £22,500 per annum, pro rata
    Hours: 24 per week, to be worked flexibly according to business requirements, and include Saturday mornings during term time. Working hours will include evenings, weekends, and Bank Holidays. The post attracts no additional payments for overtime or late working.
  • Purpose of the role: Responsible for assisting the Creative Learning Manager to successfully devise and implement an innovative education and outreach programme which complements and enhances WRT’s vision and commercial goals, and strengthens relationships with our community partners and stakeholders.
  • Our ideal candidate: An experienced, organised, self-motivated, and creative individual with a genuine passion for arts and education in the community, a proven track record of successful engagement and delivery in this field of work and a firm belief in the transformative potential of the arts.
  • Closing date: Extended to Monday 16 May 2022 at 5pm.
  • How to apply: Complete the application form and email it to with ‘Deputy Creative Learning Manager’ as the subject title. Tell us why you think you’re suited to this role, why it interests you, and how we’ll benefit from having you on board! If you would like to send a CV with your application, please attach this to your email.

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Show and Events Team Member

  • Do you like live entertainment?
  • Do you see yourself working in a fast-paced, vibrant venue?
  • Come and join our dynamic events team at the White Rock Theatre!

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If you're interested in joining the team, send your CV to

Meet the team

We’re committed to training and developing our staff, preparing them for their next step in whichever direction that might be. Here’s the proof.

Jo Stead-Burgess

Jo joined our company in 2009 as a chaperone, but was soon gaining experience in front of house, as a dresser and in Youth Theatre as an assistant. Her passion for the venue and enthusiasm for creative learning didn’t go unnoticed and she went on to be Youth Theatre Lead Cover and then in 2016 became Creative Learning Manager.

Jo says: ' I feel very lucky to be in a job I love. My role is varied, exciting and extremely rewarding. I genuinely enjoy coming to work, how many people can hand on heart say that?!’


About HQ Theatres & Hospitality

The White Rock Theatre is one of 12 venues within HQ Theatres & Hospitality’s (HQT&H) current portfolio of regional theatres and concert halls. HQT&H currently manages 18 auditoria on behalf of local authorities, with capacities ranging from a 200 seat arts centre to a 2,400 seated/standing theatre. Last year HQT&H programmed a total of 2,354 shows which attracted attendances of over 1.5 million.

HQ Theatres & Hospitality (HQT&H), the UK’s second-largest venue operator, is a division of Trafalgar Entertainment.

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White Rock Theatre is committed to being an equal opportunities employer.  The aim is to ensure that all employees are treated equally and are employed solely on the basis of their ability and potential to do the job, regardless of their race, colour, gender, sexuality, disability, age, religion or beliefs. Read modern slavery statement