The Royal Exchange Theatre (RET) is a team of around 50 people who are employed in permanent positions. Over the course of a year the RET also employ actors, stage management, creative teams and technicians on short term contracts. The Governing body of the Royal Exchange Theatre company is the Board whose members are non-executive and unpaid.


We recruit for a new pool of volunteers annually. Applications to volunteer from January 2023 will go live in Autumn 2022. If you’re interested in adding your name to our database of people who will receive more information about recruitment, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

This is an exciting time to be joining the Royal Exchange Theatre, as we reopen our building and welcome visitors back to see a show or take part in a range of activities on or off our site.

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For National Careers Week 2021, we asked some of our staff and co-workers to give us an insight into the various roles you can come across in theatre.

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