Jobs & Opportunities

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

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.

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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 next Scratch night is on April 24th.  If you have a piece of work in progress and you’d like to take part, or to find out more, please contact Emily and fill out this form.

Job Vacancy: Bar Supervisor

The role would be to assist the bar manager in the effective running of the bar, maintaining and
expanding the high standard service (cocktail experience preferred) and becoming an important
part of the Bike Shed team.

For the full job description and how to apply, click here.

Job Vacancy: Bar Staff

The role would be to assist the bar manager and supervisors in the effective running of the bar, maintaining the high standard service (cocktail experience preferred) and becoming an important part of the Bike Shed team.

For the full job description and how to apply, click here.

Shout out for female performers

We are looking for guest performers for Calm Down, Dear performances of The Absolute Truth About Absolutely Everything.

The Absolute Truth About Absolutely Everything is a show about a crisis of masculinity, performed by a different female performer each night

The show was created by Olly Hawes with the collaboration over twenty other brilliant makers, it was developed at Arcola and Camden People’s Theatre last year, and is premiering at the Calm Down, Dear festivals at Camden People’s Theatre in London and the Bikeshed in Exeter.

Olly and the team are looking looking for guest performers for the shows at CPT on 22nd Sept and 6-8th October and Bikeshed 11+12th October.

Performers will read lines, follow stage directions and do a little bit of improvisation – so we’re looking for female performers with excellent sight reading skills, who are happy to play and will courageously embrace the unpredictableness of live performance.

The play explores the ethics and politics of a female performer speaking words written by a male writer, and contains some explicit content that some people may find uncomfortable. Each performer will receive a full briefing with Olly before the show, and a debrief after, and performers are free to decide not to read or perform any section of the script. There will be an opportunity for a further discussion of this before you commit to performing in the show

This is a paid opportunity, and a chance to be part of a live performance, the Calm Down, Dear festivals – and the conversations each create – in a unique way. If you’re interested, or know people who might be, you can find more information here!truth-guest-performers/gkl6j, and get in touch with Ellie, the show’s producer

From Devon With Love 2017 Artists Call Out

 What we’re looking for

We are looking for theatre, dance, poetry, music and more, from youth groups to emerging and established companies.  From Devon with Love is about sharing and showing off the wealth of Devon’s creative flair. We will be programming work across two weeks in January between the 16th and the 28th.

What you need

  • Be living and making work in Devon, or have a strong history with the beautiful County
  • A piece of work that is at least 45 minutes long and is ready for a paying audience
  • Be happy to work with simple technical support, due to volume of shows
  • Be free to perform between the 16th and 28th January
  • Be free on the 28th January for the closing celebration and showcase
  • Be willing and able to self promote your own show

Click here to download the application form

Punk Band Project - A music workshop for 13-17 yr old girls.

PUNK BAND PROJECT 15th of October 10am – 7pm

Punk Band Project is an opportunity for teenage girls to do just this. It’s a space to do something real, very fast. To embrace noise, chaos, angst and joy. Taking the form of a day long punk-band-forming, song-writing, zine-making, screaming-into-a-microphone workshop facilitated by Rachael and musician Daisy Moon, we will conclude with a public performance, because what’s the point unless you can shout it at the world.
There will be time for stumbling, falling over and shyness, but there will be more time for dressing up, shouting and hitting things.

It took Rachael Clerke 25 years of really wanting to be in a punk band before it occurred to her – in an inspired of moment of staggering simplicity – that she could just start one. So she did. She formed The Great White Males – the drag king punk band that now feature in her show Cuncrete – and made herself the lead singer. She decided not to worry about being good, or looking good, or being talented, or having experience. Consequently she realised that life’s a lot more fun if you stop worrying about these things so much.

If you are interested in taking part in the workshop please e-mail as places are limited to 6.