With 11 Main House productions and half a dozen ‘In the Bar’ shows every year, BLT has opportunities for just about everyone to get involved in one way or another with our vibrant, friendly and successful team.
Just a reminder… we need all our backstage and Front of House helpers to be members of BLT. It’s only £16 per person per annum, £25 for joint membership, and gets you discounted tickets too. The more paid up members the better – it demonstrates to funding bodies that we have involved members. Join – or renew an expired membership – here.
Would you like to be involved?
To get involved, read about the areas below where volunteers make fantastic contributions to our theatre! In many cases, you don’t need experience – just enthusiasm! We welcome students or those planning on working in the theatre industry; the skills learned, and commitment demonstrated can be valuable in the jobs market.
Then get in touch:
Or come along on a ‘strike/get in’ day – always the Sunday after the last night of a main house show. We start from 10am. We take down the old set, start building the new one, put props and costume away and maybe finish at the pub!
We have over 150 volunteers and are always looking for more in all areas of the theatre from management to working on a show to serving drinks and refreshments on show nights – no experience necessary! Come along to find out more about us; we look forward to meeting you!
Work Experience and Duke of Edinburgh
Whilst the Youth Group is run by our own volunteers who have enhanced DBS, more generally work experience for under 18s and DofE would need the young person to be accompanied by an adult with enhanced DBS or be chaperoned by a parent. We do not operate in regular ‘office hours’ so we cannot offer work experience 9-5, Monday to Friday.
running the theatre – (Front of House, marketing, fund raising, bar and more…)
We need help with renewing member’s memberships, restocking the bar and ticketing. We need help to complete the project to implement our new membership and ticketing system.
We also need help marketing our shows. Could you help us with online marketing including FaceBook, Twitter, Instagram, Google Ads and more? If you have experience, great, but if not, we will happily train you, and help you develop your skills.
acting and directing
We are always keen to audition new actors for our shows. See our auditions page for more information. We also welcome both experienced and aspiring directors who would like to work with our busy theatre. We plan our programme a year ahead so if you have an idea for a play, or would like to work with a director on a planned show, get in touch. We will pass your enquiry on to the Artistic Director.
backstage – stage management, technical, costume, props, set building and more…
Whichever role you’re interested in, working backstage on a show requires a certain level of commitment, but it’s also a lot of fun and a great feeling of camaraderie is built up between cast and crew. We use industry standard equipment including an ETC EOS lighting system, Show Cue System software, and Soundcraft analogue and digital mixers.