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.
Title: Casual Hospitality Team
Salary: Hourly rate meets national minimum wage
As a member of the hospitality team, uphold the conditions of the Theatre Licenses and ensure all operational systems required to run the hospitality department are executed in an effective manner. Zero hours contract hours dependant on availability and business demand.
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Title: Commis Chef Apprenticeship
Salary: £3.70 per hour
With training and support, you will learn and undertake a broad range of basic food preparation and operation functions across all kitchen sections to the quality standard set by the Head Chef and Sous Chef.
Title: Casual Technician
Salarly: Hourly rate meets national mimimum 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!
Do you love theatre and the arts?
Have you ever considered Volunteering?
There are lots of reasons why people volunteer. It may be that you want to make use of your skills (or learn new ones). Perhaps you would like to broaden your work experience, give something back to your community...or perhaps you simply want to meet people and make new friends. Whatever the reasons, volunteering with Lyceum Theatre is a really rewarding experience!
As a Lyceum Theatre Volunteer Usher you’ll be the face of the theatre, meeting and greeting our guests and ensuring that they have a fantastic experience when they visit us. We’ll train, guide and support you so that you can volunteer for us with knowledge and confidence. We know that everyone has commitments in their lives, so we’re flexible about when you volunteer.
Volunteering with Lyceum Theatre is an opportunity to taste, first hand, life in a theatre environment. If you have time to spare and would like to find out more, we’d love to hear from you.
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.