Jobs & Volunteering

Please keep visiting this page for details of job and volunteering opportunities at Unity.

Volunteer Ushers

There are lots of opportunities to volunteer at unitytheatre.  All volunteering is, by nature, unpaid, however we will offer you our skills, help you learn something new and offer references once finished.

You must be over 18 years old

Be a part of the hard-working, dedicated and friendly front-of-house staff on show nights, by ushering at unitytheatre!

You will:
  • Sell/give out programmes
  • Collect tickets
  • Inform the audience of show-running times
  • Give directions around the building
  • Be a friendly-face!
You must:
  • Dress smartly as you will be given a unitytheatre t-shirt for the evening to identify you as unitytheatre staff.
  • On your first time night as an usher you need to, arrive one hour before the performance for training, to familiarise yourself with the building and to give us your contact details.
  • Arrive at least thirty minutes before for subsequent shifts in order to be briefed and to sell or give out programmes etc.

Further information:
  • If you sign up for a night then you are expected to do that night. If you change your mind or cannot do the shift, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can get a replacement.
  • You should also be prepared to stay until the end if the performance.
  • You mustn't put yourself down for the same show more than once to give other volunteers a chance to usher that show, unless you are asked to do so or the show has a very long run.
  • Expenses will not be paid but you will get a FREE soft drink and, of course, get to see the show that night for FREE!
  • If you do ten or more shifts in one season then you are entitled to ask for 2 free tickets for a unitytheatre promotion! (subject to availability)
To become an usher at unitytheatre please contact us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Placement & Mentoring

Click here to visit our Placement and Mentoring pages.



General Manager

To ensure our continued success, Unity Theatre is seeking to appoint a dynamic GENERAL MANAGER

You will take responsibility for administrative teams, income generation and operations of the theatre. You will be a leader who will continue driving our change process, maximise the benefits from our recent capital programme and ensure the Unity’s ongoing growth.

Applications must be made via Unity’s application form and the deadline for applications is 5pm, Tuesday, 30th January 2018 .

For full details please download the Application Form, Job Description & Person Specification and Personal Details form.

How to Apply

To apply for the position, please download and complete the DIGITAL APPLICATION FORM and PERSONAL DETAILS FORM above and return by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject line 'APPLICATION FOR GENERAL MANAGER'.  Alternatively these can be printed and dropped into our box office.  

CVs will be considered as additional information - please ensure you complete the Application form in full.

The closing date for applications is Tue 30 Jan at 5pm

Interviews will take place on w/c 5th Feb 2018


Artist Opportunities*


Performance Opportunities*

Spring 2018 Scratch

Unity Theatre Scratch Night Spring 2018 - call for applications!

Scratch Night’s are becoming an increasingly important part of our New and Developing Talent programmes, presenting developing artists with an opportunity to present their work here at the Unity Theatre.
The next scratch night is on Tue 6th March at 8.00pm and applications are now open!  If you’d like to apply then simply follow the link and complete the form here* and press submit!
Please feel free to get in touch with with us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone on 0151 709 6502 before the deadline if you have any queries
Deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 26th January 2018

Other Opportunities

* - Please note: opportunities detailed here are often provided by the companies posting and not Unity theatre - please contact said companies listed for further details unless otherwise stated.