Artistic Director


As Stratford East celebrates its 140th year we are looking for an exceptional Artistic Director to follow in the footsteps of Nadia Fall. The Artistic Director works collaboratively with the Executive Director to lead and shape Stratford East’s mission and programme to achieve the highest standards, reaching a wide audience. The role holds specific responsibility for Stratford East’s artistic programme, talent development and learning & participation work. Working closely with the Executive Director, the Artistic Director provides Stratford East with inspirational and inclusive leadership, overseeing the growth and development of the organisation, and ensuring it remains rooted in its local communities whilst continuing to build its wider profile.

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Stratford East is a producing theatre in the heart of East London. We have a proud history and an exciting future. We tell stories, spearheading diverse work and champion often-marginalised voices on our stage. We present a bold programme of reimagined classics, timely revivals and ground-breaking new work.

Situated in the heart of the East End community, we run an engaging Learning & Participation programme and are accessible and open to all.

Stratford East is committed to safeguarding and embeds safeguarding in all of its working practices.

Contract type:   Full Time, Permanent (Open to job share / applying in partnership)

Salary: £70,000 – £75,000 per annum, dependent on experience

Hours of Work: Office hours are generally 10am – 6pm; weekend and evening work will be an essential part of the role

Holidays: 30 days per annum including bank holidays. This will increase by 1 day for each full holiday year of service completed to a maximum total of 33 days

Notice Period: 6 months

Probation Period: 6 months

Pension: Up to 5% matched pension contribution after qualifying period

Other benefits: Season ticket loans, Cycle to Work Scheme, complimentary theatre tickets, staff catering discounts

To obtain an application pack, including a full job description, please visit our website:

Application deadline: Wednesday 21 August, no later than midday. Applications received after midday on the deadline date will not be accepted.

Interviews will take place in September, with the first round of interviews in w/c 2 September 2024.


Theatre Royal Stratford East

Location Type

Specific location

Salary Type


Salary (Exact)

£70,000 – £75,000 per annum, dependent on experience

Closing Date


Contract Type

Permanent, Full Time

Job Type

Creative & Direction

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