Please note this section is for work opportunities only. If you are an artist or company interested in putting on work at The Yard please see our Artists section.


The Yard Theatre, Trustee recruitment

The Yard is a space to explore new ideas, to nurture new talent and to share new experiences.

In 2011 a group of volunteers, led by Jay Miller, converted a disused warehouse in Hackney Wick, into a theatre, bar and kitchen.

The Yard provides a safe space for artists to grow new ideas, and for audiences to access outstanding new work. A multi-award winning theatre, The Yard is committed to:
1. Exposing stories from the edges of society.
2. Interrogating the process of writing for performance.
3. Discovering and developing new artists.

In our short existence we have had significant success. This includes two transfers to the National Theatre and numerous awards including two Peter Brook Empty Space awards. Success has also led to partnerships with leading theatres/organisations; recent project partners include the Young Vic, Royal Court, Theatre Clwyd, HighTide and Clean Break.

“The most important theatre in east London” Time Out

Bordering Tower Hamlets and Hackney, and next to the Olympic Park, The Yard is in a rapidly changing part of the UK. We are a key part of the fabric of Hackney Wick, a recognised and respected grassroots venue that has grown with the community since 2011. In 2016 The Yard was asked by the London Legacy Development Corporation (local authority) to manage neighbouring community centre Hub67, built to respond to a resident call-out. Hub67 has already welcomed over 4,000 local residents to enjoy creative activities and share experiences.

“The Yard is a vital local cultural anchor” London Legacy Development Corporation

The Yard is fast becoming one of London’s most diverse and exciting venues for experiencing new music. We provide a safe, consistent space and platform for events that are organised by and for under-represented groups in London’s cultural landscape. Working with nationally renowned and new collectives, we host over 100 music events each year which fill our bar with people dancing until the early hours.

“Hackney Wick’s current go-to spot” Time Out

The Yard’s success is due to our model for developing artists and new work, the way we bring local residents and audiences into the making process, and our business model which sees us maximise earned income in order to reduce dependence on subsidy.

Neighbouring the Olympic Park, our local area is the focal point of a changing East London. With plans to move to a new building, we are entering a period of capital development that will secure a long-term home in Hackney Wick. We are about to enter a hugely exciting new phase and are looking for individuals who share our ambitions and want to join us on this journey.

Trustee recruitment:

We are interested in hearing from a range of applicants, with expertise across one or more of the following areas:
– Producing: significant experience in commercial theatre producing
– Communities: experience of creating theatre with young people and communities, ideally with a knowledge of east London
– Hospitality: experience of the hospitality and/or the music industry
– Equality, Diversity and Access: expertise in supporting people with access needs, and experience of creating diverse organisations
– Development: experience of creating and delivering fundraising strategies

To request a Trustee Recruitment Pack please contact jack@theyardtheatre.co.uk. Applications will need to be submitted by Tuesday 2nd May.


Bar Duty Manager

We are looking for a dynamic and friendly individual to assist The Yard Bar Manager and our other Duty Manager with the running of our bar, box office and kitchen.The Bar Duty Manager will be responsible for leading our close-knit and ambitious team of casual staff to instill a culture of excellence in the front of house team and ensuring customers always receive the highest level of service.

Please read the Information Pack for details on the role. To apply, please send this completed application form to luke@theyardtheatre.co.uk, with the subject heading: Bar Duty Manager

Applications must be received no later than 10am Monday 1st May.


Volunteer at The Yard (Front of House)

Our wonderful Front of House volunteers are essential to the smooth running of theatre and events at The Yard. In becoming a volunteer you’ll get to know the inner workings of the theatre, gain vital experience in a customer facing role, meet members of The Yard team and interact with a network of people interested in the arts. You will receive complimentary tickets and a discount at the bar too.

For more information please read the Volunteering Pack

To become a volunteer please contact: frontofhouse@theyardtheatre.co.uk