Current Opportunities

Volunteering at Friargate

If you are interested in getting more involved, you may like to join our Front of House Team as a Volunteer. Friargate Theatre could not run as efficiently as it does without the valuable support we get from our loyal set of Front of House Volunteers. Our volunteers provide a warm welcome to our audiences. Whether it’s helping people collect tickets or acting as bar staff or assisting our own Front of House staff during emergency evacuations, Front of House volunteers are a valuable asset.

To find out more about our FOH Volunteers please contact Bernadette Burbridge

Volunteer Youth Theatre and Education Assistant
Our Youth Theatre and Education Assistants provide support and assistance with a variety of education and youth theatre projects, including Riding Lights Youth Theatre and schools work.

Examples of potential volunteer tasks include:

  • Assisting the Lead Practitioner in the running of Education & Youth Theatre sessions.
  • Contributing to planning for Education & Youth Theatre sessions and workshops.
  • Assisting with administration in connection with Education & Youth Theatre work.
  • Acting as Assistant Director or providing Stage Management support for Youth Theatre projects.
  • Updating and maintaining the social media presence of the Education & Youth Theatre department.
  • Working with the Education & Youth Theatre Practitioner on the termly Youth Theatre e-Newsletter and update e-Newsletter subscriptions.

If successful, we will work with you to create a volunteering experience that benefits you and enabled you to develop your skills.

This role requires successful applications to undergo a full DBS check and attend safeguarding training (both provided by the company).

Please submit a cover letter stating why you would be interested in volunteering for Riding Lights Youth Theatre and a CV to

Voluntary Digital Archive Project Assistant

Riding Ligts has 40 years’ worth of scripts and sketches, and we are undertaking an exciting project to archive them into an online script library. We are looking for a volunteer to contribute to the project. Examples of potential volunteer tasks include:

  • Typing, formatting and editing scripts
  • Proof-reading
  • Website contributions and file uploading
  • Contributing to our databases and data security

The ideal candidate will have high levels of literacy, good attention to detail, and be interested in project work and/or archiving tasks. This is an interesting role and a real opportunity to meaningfully contribute to an important project. We hope volunteers will be able to commit to a weekly amount of 4 hours a week, though for the right candidate we are open to a conversation about this. Applications can be made here.

Volunteer Photographers

We are looking to establish a bank of volunteer photographers for the various events and performances that happen at Friargate Theatre. This may include photographing dress rehearsals of professional performances and our Youth Theatres, attending rehearsals for promotional photos, and other events. We are looking for reliable and competant photographers or photography students who would enjoy the challenge of photographing theatre. If you are interested please apply to join our team here.

Please note: 
If you are interested in being considered for a general audition, please send a CV, headshot and covering letter to and we will let you know if we would like to audition you when we are next holding them.