The Lyceum Theatre in Crewe 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 venues 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.
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Why work with us?
A career with Lyceum Theatre is never dull, often challenging but at the same time fun and rewarding.
Working with the Lyceum 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 talented chefs and friendly servers over a range of levels and employment types.
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.
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.
Salary: Hourly rate meets the national minimum wage
As a casual technician, you will assist the technical management team in all technical duties related to the productions. Duties will include show running, get-ins and get-outs, maintenance of toured or venue equipment. Duties will also include day to day maintenance of the venue.
Send your CV and a covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Tell us why you think you are suited to this role, why it interests you and how we’ll benefit from having you on board!
Come and join us!
Our volunteer team are the faces of the Lyceum, they provide the welcoming smile and cheery goodbye to all of our patrons and do all they can to enhance the customer experience and provide a top class service.
As a Volunteer Usher, you will assist the Duty Manager in welcoming and dealing with enquiries from all our patrons to ensure the smooth running of the performance. If you are aged 16+ and can offer to help us (ideally for a minimum of 2 shifts per month) and would like to support the Crewe Lyceum by becoming a volunteer usher, we'd love to hear from you!
This can be a physically demanding role as you will form a key part of our evacuation and emergency procedures.
This could be a great first step to give you an insight into how a theatre works, maybe the start of a potential new career or simply a fun way to give back to the community. This is a very social role and you will be interacting with hundreds of people each shift.
As a member of our team you will be able to apply for 2 free tickets for selected performances (depending on availability) to bring a friend along to enjoy a performance and then all we ask is that you fill in our feedback form to tell us about your experience as an audience member.
If you would like to become a Volunteer Usher, please apply via email below and let us know why you'd like to volunteer. From time to time, there are also opportunities for our volunteers to let their other skills shine, so please let us know what you have to offer. We receive many applications and if successful we will contact you to arrange a face to face casual interview.
We'd like to say thank you to everyone who works for the Crewe Lyceum on a voluntary basis. Our voluntary staff are very important to us and we value their help and support in providing our audience with the best possible service.
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.
Sue started her career at the Lyceum Theatre as Casual Usher in 1999 working on a Ken Dodd show. From this she progressed to become a member of Casual Box Office staff and after a few years took on her current full time role as Box Office Assistant, where she is dedicated to creating a fantastic customer experience from the very first enquiry.
Sue says; “I enjoy getting to know our regular customers and being part of their theatre experience, and also seeing new customers enjoy their first theatre trips. My highlights have always been panto season - it’s a busy yet very magical time.”
Michael began working at the Lyceum Theatre in October 2013 as a domestic and quickly took on shifts alongside this role in the Hospitality team working on the bar, which led him to become Bar Supervisor. Keen to learn new skills, Michael was later trained to work in the Lyceum Restaurant, whilst continuing to perform his House Keeping and Bar Supervisor duties. Currently Michael is covering maternity leave in the role of Acting Deputy Hospitality Manager, which he has found to be a challenging and rewarding position.
Michael says; “I don’t see working at the Lyceum as a job. I enjoy coming to work every day and being busy, taking on new challenges as every day is different. Working in my various roles I have met a wide range of people including colleagues and performers.”
Kevin has been working at the Lyceum Theatre as Technical Stage Manager since 1999, a role where he enjoys meeting lots of different people and working on a huge variety of shows. He has built his career steadily since starting work as a Follow Spot at a large regional theatre, and following this worked in a variety of technical roles at various theatres including as a Flyman, On-Stage Technician, Tour Manager and in 1992 as Stage Manager, where his father had held the same position in the same venue 20 years previous. Seven years later Kevin joined the Crewe Lyceum as Technical Stage Manager, a role he still holds today.
Kevin is proud to be from a family of performers and theatre-workers, aside from following in the footsteps of his Stage Manager father, his mother was a professional dancer, his own two daughters have danced on the Lyceum stage as Ken Dodd’s ‘Diddy Men’ and a particular highlight of his time at the Lyceum was spotting his own grandfather’s name, Freddie Stobbs: Yorkshire’s Own Comedian, at the top of the bill in a show programme from 1952.
About HQ Theatres & Hospitality
Lyceum Theatre is one 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 Qdos Entertainment Ltd, one of the largest entertainment Groups in Europe.
Lyceum 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.