Work with us

Team Meeting

Work with us

Performance is everything

We are recruiting: Head of Stage Engineering

Stage Engineering Team

Salary in the range £45k - £60k dependent on experience.

Do you want to combine your engineering skills with an exciting and rewarding role working with some of the world’s most amazing performance venues?

Theatreplan is a world-leading technical design consultancy, established for over 35 years, providing specialist advice and design in the creation of spaces where live performances take place, or where digital content is created or shown.

Our projects range from complex technical upgrades for Sydney Opera House, to working as part of design teams on new venues and helping re-imagine producing theatres in the UK and Europe. We work on a wide range of venues from theatres, opera houses and concert halls to cinemas and virtual reality and content review studios for a major games’ developer.

We are looking for a Head of Stage Engineering to join our friendly team. This will be a new role in the company working with our Executive Director Dave Ludlam. We are looking for a candidate with at least 8 - 10 years' experience operating, designing or specifying stage engineering installations, or a combination of these roles. You might currently be:

— Head of Automation, either in a fixed venue or touring
— A Design Engineer working in the stage engineering sector
— A Theatre Consultant with stage engineering experience
— A Technical or Production Manager with stage engineering experience

We would love to hear from you if you feel you can bring a good number of the skills and qualities outlined in the Job Description to this role. We value real-world experience and technical ability in equal measure.

We operate a hybrid home/office model, working Tuesday - Thursday in central London and remotely Monday & Friday. Technology for home working is provided. The role involves occasional national and international travel. You would be part of a small, friendly team and we offer flexitime, hybrid working and a contributory pension scheme.

To find out more about the role and how to apply, please download the recruitment pack here: You will be required to complete an application form, which will be downloaded with the pack.

Theatreplan is committed to equality of opportunity and supports and values diversity. We would particularly encourage applications from women, Black and Asian people, people from diverse ethnic backgrounds, and Disabled people.

Applications close on Sunday 10th March at 5pm. First-round interviews will be held in the week commencing 18th March. If you have any questions about this role at Theatreplan and would like to chat with Dave Ludlam, Executive Director, please email with your availability for a call and we will schedule a call back.

We look forward to hearing from you.