Jobs & Opportunities

We are keen to provide opportunities for those keen to work within the industry, specifically in Exeter and the South West.

We like to meet new people, listen to ideas and help theatre in Exeter and the surrounding area flourish.

If you’ve an idea – contact us.

And if we have a project, we’ll post it below.

Sign up to our Framework Newsletter here to keep up to date with interesting opportunities, articles, workshops and submissions.

New Trustees

Could you help shape the future of The Bike Shed Theatre?

We’re looking for new trustees who share our approach and values to join our fantastic board, and who can help grow the organisation at a pivotal moment in its development.

We would like to hear from people who can constructively challenge, provoke, inspire and support. We’re keen that our Board has a diversity of voices and we’re especially interested in hearing from people who represent the diversity of contemporary Britain.

Whilst we are keen to hear from anyone willing to support our work, priority will be given to those with skills in the following areas:

  • Business growth
  • Fundraising
  • Buildings and Construction
  • Catering
  • Heritage

The annual commitment is at least four meetings a year, along with membership of a sub-committee. We also expect Trustees to attend key events and performances throughout the year.

Read more in the Trustee Recruitement Information Pack.

Deadline 13 Nov

From Devon With Love Participants 2018

From Devon With Love is an annual festival of work being make in Devon. It is a festival which showcases the work being made in this wonderful county. We are looking from work from emerging and established companies. We will be programming work across two weeks from 16th – 28th January.

Find out more here.

Deadline: Midnight on Sunday 29 October 2017

Paid Opportunity: Events and Engagement

A full – time paid work placement from February 2018-19

This post is offered as part of the Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries Programme, aimed specifically at recent graduates from low-income backgrounds looking to start a career in the arts.

The placement includes training, mentoring and the opportunity to go to Europe along with other people taking part in the programme.

Click here for more information about us, details about the role, eligibility and how you can apply.

Deadline: Friday 17 November 2017

The Unit

The Unit is in an empty shop space in central Exeter where we host companies to come and develop a new idea for a week.  This is a R&D space only, where companies and artists can play, develop and explore an idea with out the pressure to produce something ‘finish’ by the end of their week.

The weeks run from Monday to Friday year round and the opportunity is open to everyone local and national and is a rolling application process.

If you’d like to use it, please fill out this form or contact Emily.

Scratch Nights

Every few months, we host Scratch nights, where companies show the beginnings of ideas to an encouraging audience.

This is always an exciting evening for audience and artists a like, as the work being shown is still in development and so feedback from the audience is a crucial tool to aid the success of the show.

If you are curious about how shows get made or just want to experience something new we recommend coming to our scratch nights.  There will also be nibbles laid out for you to enjoy, from our wonderful cafe.

Our scratch nights happen every month check out the event page for dates. If you have a piece of work in progress and you’d like to take part, or to find out more, please contact Emily.

Box Office Volunteers

Our box office volunteers are often the first person a new audience member might meet when they visit The Bike Shed Theatre. It’s important that our team are friendly and welcoming and can provide an efficient, informative service when booking tickets and giving information about performances.

If you’re interested in becoming a Box Office Volunteer, please read our Volunteer Role Description. This will give you a good idea of the type of person we’re looking for and what you would be doing.

To apply to become a volunteer please ensure you have read our Volunteer Role Description and apply via this form.