See our Volunteering for work experience opportunities during our summer season productions


3,000 Feb 2018 - 2nd September 2018

JOB DESCRIPTION: PRODUCER – Summer Repertory Season

Salary: £3,000 (Negotiable depending on experience)

Employer: Iris Theatre

Location of post: St Paul’s Church

Bedford Street


Responsible to: Dr Daniel Winder, Artistic Director

Sofi Berenger, General Manager

Tanja Pagnuco, Senior Producer

Working alongside: Marketing Manager

Production Manager

Responsible for: Assistant Producers

Creative Team

FOH Volunteers

You will work over a 9 month period between February and September 2018. Over this period your main areas of responsibility will be to:

  • Oversee the production planning of the Summer Repertory Season in consultation with the Senior Producer and General Manager
  • Recruit all creative team members, FoH staff and production volunteers
  • Manage all production departments
  • Manage the production budget in collaboration with the General Manager & Senior Producer
  • Act as the main production contact for the production & creative team and be the on-hand producer for the productions
  • Manage the casting process with the Artistic Director
  • Administrate all HR documentation & contracts
  • Run inductions for all production & creative team
  • Schedule & manage Get in, Technical rehearsals & get out with the production manager & stage managers
  • Source materials, props & equipment as and when needed
  • Organise rehearsal schedules with stage management
  • Act as duty manager on some evening shows (Shared responsibility with other management)
  • Organise and collate feedback forms
  • Support writing of end of summer report
  • Support marketing in consultation with the marketing manager
  • Organise & lead production meetings
  • Attend & taking part in weekly management meetings
  • Any other tasks as reasonably required

Time structure

Hours and days are flexible in negotiation with the Artistic Director, Senior Producer & General Manager

This is a freelance, self-employed position.

You will be responsible for your own tax and national insurance.

The Productions:

Shakespeare – 20th June – 28th July

Family Show – 1st August – 2nd September


Essential Skills, Experience and Attributes:

  • Excellent time management skills
  • Experience of managing staff & HR procedures, including recruitment
  • An ability to self-manage and self-motivate
  • A collaborative attitude and ability to work within a small, committed team with people from a variety of walks of life
  • Experience of managing budgets
  • Flexibility, commitment and the ability to multi-task
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Attention to detail and ability to work under pressure
  • Strong IT skills in office-based software
  • At least 2 years experience within this field
  • A passion for the arts.

Desirable Skills, Experience and Attributes:

  • A knowledge of London’s theatre industry
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Experience in working with emerging artists & students
  • Experience managing volunteers
  • Experience in theatre operations
  • Experience using Quickbooks


Application deadline: 5pm, 14th February 2018

Interviews: 5th – 7th February

Guidance Notes for Applicants

To apply please send a CV, Personal Statement (2 sides of A4 max) and details of two references to:

Sofi Berenger, General Manager, Iris Theatre.

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 5pm, 14th February 2018

Please insert APPLICATION FOR PRODUCER as the subject.

Producer JD – Iris Theatre Summer Shows 2018 (1)

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February 14th, 5:00pm

General Opportunites

Iris Theatre have ongoing schemes for Emerging Artists to get involved with us as well as rolling work experience opportunities in theatre administration, production and marketing. Check out our Volunteering page to find out more.

In general we work with emerging artists across all fields of production in theatre, music, dance, cabaret, circus and opera. If you have suggestions of other ways in which you would like to get involved why not drop us a line and tell us more.

Co-Production Opportunity

N/A Autumn 2018 Submissions now open

Have you got a musical theatre piece that is looking for a central London showcase? Do you have the production team in place, but need a venue and some production support? Is your work musical / sung, without too much reliance on spoken text?

Iris Theatre is looking for productions to showcase, typically for one or two nights. The venue is the famous St Paul’s Church (the ‘Actors Church) in Covent Garden, in the heart of central London. It is a large space that seats approximately 200 people and is best suited acoustically to musical/sung work, highly visual or engaging performances rather than spoken word.

What we offer is a reduced rental fee, support in the areas of marketing, administration, technical and front of house as well as producing advice in the form of Producing Surgeries. We are not able to offer financial support but we do provide support in-kind as well as fundraising advice. The rental fee does not need to be paid in advance but will come out of ticket sales. Low cost, low risk.

To apply please send your script, idea, concept, press quotes, multimedia content or any other supportive material along with details of your company and creative team to

Dec 01 2017

Set Designer – The Three Musketeers

SALARY: £1000 (Fixed Fee)
Employer: Iris Theatre, St Paul’s Church, Bedford Street, London
Responsible to: Producer and Director
Responsible for:  Set art volunteers

Iris Theatre are recruiting a SET DESIGNER for the upcoming summer production of The Three Musketeers.


  • Be responsible for designing the set of the show.
  • Work closely with the show’s Director and Costume Designer in order to fulfill and complement the vision.
  • Work closely with the Construction department to ensure the set is realised as designed.
  • Be responsible for the scenic art – finishing of the set.
  • Manage the production’s set design budget.
  • Manage the scenic art volunteers.
  • The right candidate will be committed and flexible with their schedule, and understand that at certain periods they will be required to work long hours.

Rehearsals: 2 July – 27 July (Monday to Friday)
Get-in: Sunday 29 – Monday 30 July
Tech: Tuesday 31 July – Wednesday 1 August
Dress: Thursday 2 August (2pm)
Previews: Thursday 2 – Tuesday 7 August (Evenings/Matinees)
Press night: Wednesday 8 August (7pm)
Runs until: Sunday 2 September (Evenings/Matinees)
Get out: Monday 3 – Tuesday 4 September

An ideal opportunity for a Set Designer who would like to experience designing for an outdoor, promenade production of a classic text.
Previous experience of designing a show (at university or professional fringe level) and relevant training in costume design / making would be required. Recent ambitious and talented set design graduates are welcome to apply.

Please send your CV, a cover letter (2 sides of A4 max) and a link to your portfolio or images of past work to:

Sofi Berenger
General Manager
Iris Theatre

Please insert SET DESIGNER – MUSKETEERS as the subject.

Deadline: Friday, 23rd of February
Interviews: The Following Week

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Ideal for recent design graduates, we strive to match the next generation of theatre markers with our team of emerging designers through these volunteer opportunities:

Construction Placement –
A skill-based placement for emerging and aspiring set designers, our construction placement programme is a four week placement. Taking place in May, June and July this placement enables you with the practical skills involved in building mid-scale sets suitable for outdoor, promenade productions.

Scenic Art Placement –
Ideal for emerging designers who can’t commit for a full four weeks and more interested in applying scenic art experience and learning about designing for 3D spaces.

Costume Assistant Placements –
A skill and practical based placement, costume assistants work closely with the designer at our workshop to realise designs for up to 6x multi-rolling actors. This placement is ideal for costume and fashion students or recent graduates.

Production Assistants –Interested in the inner-workings of theatre productions? Our Production Assistant placements are ideal for those interested in being in the thick of the action!

Assistant Producers and Marketing Assistants –
An administrative and office based placements, we have a select few opportunities annually for aspiring producers, general managers, marketers and anyone else interested in theatre administration. Suited for graduates and final-year placements or theatre professionals interested in learning skills in producing.

Front-of-House Volunteers –
Be a part of the show team! If you’re interested in gaining any work experience in customer-facing roles, theatre management or just want to be a part of the fun this summer then front-of-house is a great, low commitment option for those who are interested in a bit extra but don’t want to commit to set hours. Ideally suited for work-experience and recent school leavers.

For more information please contact:

Sofi Berenger
General Manager
Iris Theatre