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

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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 Spring 2019 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

October 2018


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

***Please send us your CV, as well as click here to fill out our Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form


Assistant Producer– Arabian Nights



We are in search of an Assistant Producer for Iris Theatre’s autumn production of Arabian Nights at Hoxton Hall.

Fee: £1000
Dates: 1 day per week for 12 weeks

Roles and Responsibilities:

–      To support the Producer with all aspects of producing Arabian Nights
–      To assist the Producer in the casting process including liaising with agents and AV checks
–      Under the guidance of the Producer lead an Arabian Nights launch event at the Actors Church
–      To support the Marketing Manager with marketing of the production including social media, copywriting, research and databases

Please send a CV and cover letter to

Application deadline: 5pm, Friday 29 June, 2018.

Please insert APPLICATION – Assistant Producer as the subject.

Equal Opportunities monitoring form

29 June, 2018

Stage Manager – Arabian Nights



We are a small, friendly and ambitious team and are currently looking for a STAGE MANAGER to join us to work on the production of Arabian Nights.

You will be responsible for propping, running rehearsals, tech, operating the shows and overseeing the production assistants.

Professional experience and/or training required.

DATES FOR Arabian Nights

Rehearsals: Tuesday 13th August to 7th September
Get-in: Monday 10 September
Previews: Wednesday 12 September, 7.30pm
Press night: Wednesday 19 September, 7.30pm
Runs until: Saturday 13 October (Matinees and Evenings)
Get out: Sunday 14 October


Iris Theatre are under the Equity Fringe contract compliant with the minimum wage regulations. The fee will be £7.93/hour plus holiday pay. Over the 9 weeks, we estimate a minimum full fee of £3200.


To apply, please email Ellie Claughton with your CV and covering letter at:

Application deadline: 5pm, Friday 29 June 2018.
Interviews are To Be Determined (about a week after the deadline)

Please insert APPLICATION – STAGE MANAGER as the subject.

Equal Opportunities monitoring form

29 June, 2018