How to Become a Theatre Manager

Theatre Manager Job Description

Theatre managers are responsible for various administrative aspects of a theatre’s operation. Theatre managers typically oversee staff, perform financial duties and may lead marketing and publicity activities.



Theatre Manager Job Duties

  • Negotiate with sponsors and any organization that provides financial support
  • Recruit, train, support and supervise theatre staff
  • Speak at arts-related conferences
  • Communicate with other theatre managers in order to maintain current knowledge pertaining to industry developments and new productions
  • Apply knowledge of audiences to plan for upcoming events
  • Assist in the commissioning of new pieces of work
  • Assist with budget preparation and operate within its parameters
  • Network with any relevant organizations and the public
  • Confer and negotiate with production companies to plan performances



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