I want to work in Drama and Theatre

Find out how you can start a career in Drama and Theatre. Here we list potential job roles and some of the leading companies in that sector.

Job roles

There are a number of useful resources to help you plan a career in Drama and Theatre

Royal Shakespeare Company Career guidance on which you can explore a wide range of career options

The ATG have produced a guide to getting a job in the theatre industry

Creative & Cultural Skills - job profiles for roles in theatres

Jobs directly related to Drama and Theatre

For an overview of roles in the sector see The Stage Ultimate Beginners' Guide to Theatre Jobs and What Can I do with my degree in Drama and Theatre?


Theatre Trust Search for theatres across the UK
UK Theatre companies
Making money as a film or TV extra
Acting in London guide to finding an agency

Theatre companies in London


  • Secombe Theatre
  • Charles Cryer Studio


  • Harrow Arts Centre


  • Jacksons Lane Theatre
  • The Red Hedgehog
  • Bernie Grant Performing Arts Centre,
  • T Chances


  • Colour House Theatre
  • Lantern Arts Centre
  • Polka Theatre
  • New Wimbledon Theatre and Studio


  • Rose Theatre


  • Langdon Down Centre / Normansfield Theatre
  • Richmond Theatre
  • Orange Tree Theatre


  • Danson House open air theatre


  • Arts Depot


  • Churchill Bromley


  • Queens Theatre
  • Brookside Theatre

Waltham Forest

  • Walthamstow Assembly Hall
  • Rose and Crown


  • Chicken Shed Theatre
  • Millfield Theatre


  • Waterman Arts Centre
  • Isleworth Public Hall
  • Paul Robeson Theatre
  • Tabard Theatre
  • Chiswick House


  • Theatre Royal Stratford East
  • Stratford Circus
  • Brick Lane Music Hall


  • Kenneth More Theatre
  • Redbridge Drama Centre


  • Fairfield Halls


  • Tricycle


  • Broadway Theatre


  • Puppet Theatre Barge
  • Blue Elephant Theatre
  • London Bubble Theatre Company
  • Menier Chocolate Factory
  • Rose Theatre, The
  • The Scoop
  • Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre
  • Southwark Playhouse
  • Theatre Peckham
  • Half Moon Herne Hill
  • Unicorn Theatre
  • Union Theatre
  • Canada Water Library (Albany)
  • The Last Refuge


  • The Gielgud Theatre
  • Noel Coward Theatre
  • Prince Edward Theatre
  • Queens Theatre
  • The St James Theatre
  • The Harold Pinter Theatre
  • Criterion Theatre
  • Adelphi Theatre
  • Print Room Theatre
  • Jermyn Street Theatre
  • Duke of York’s Theatre
  • Royal Opera House
  • Piccadilly Theatre
  • London Palladium
  • Cockpit Theatre
  • Trafalgar Studios
  • Apollo Victoria Theatre
  • Soho Theatre
  • Aldwych Theatre
  • Wyndhams Theatre
  • Regents Park Open Air Theatre
  • The Arts Theatre
  • Duchess Theatre
  • Garrick Theatre
  • Novello Theatre
  • Theatre Royal Drury Lane
  • The Lyceum Theatre
  • Prince of Wales Theatre
  • Theatre Royal Haymarket
  • Apollo Theatre
  • Vaudeville Theatre
  • Lyric Theatre
  • English National Opera / Coliseum
  • Leicester Square Theatre
  • Palace Theatre
  • Charring Cross theatre
  • Peacock Theatre
  • Savoy Theatre
  • Playhouse Theatre
  • Fortune Theatre
  • Theatre Delicatessen
  • Iris theatre/Actors Church
  • Canal Café
  • Corinthia Hotel
  • Mayfair Theatre at May Fair Hotel
  • Her Majesty’s Theatre


  • Theatre 503
  • Tara Arts
  • Battersea Arts Centre

City of London

  • Barbican Theatre/Pit/ Silk Street
  • Rich Mix


  • Albany Theatre
  • Laban Theatre
  • Broadway Theatre
  • Broadway Studio
  • Brockley Jack
  • The London Theatre

Tower Hamlets

  • People Show Studios
  • Toynbee Studios / artsadmin
  • Stratford East
  • The Space
  • Half Moon
  • Wilton’s Music Hall
  • The Albany


  • Actors Centre / Tristan Bates
  • Ambassadors Theatre
  • Bloomsbury Theatre
  • Cambridge Theatre
  • Camden People’s Theatre
  • Cochrane Theatre
  • Dominion Theatre
  • Donmar Warehouse
  • Etcetera Theatre
  • Hampstead Theatre
  • Lauderdale House
  • New Diorama
  • New London
  • Pentameters
  • Phoenix Theatre
  • The Place
  • RADA Studios / Drill Hall
  • Roundhouse
  • Shaftesbury Theatre
  • Shaw Theatre
  • St Martins Theatre
  • Teatro Technis
  • Lord Stanley pub
  • Lion and Unicorn
  • Upstairs at the Gatehouse

Kensington and Chelsea

  • Holland Park Theatre
  • Tabernacle
  • Drayton Arms
  • Gate Theatre
  • Cadogan Hall
  • Royal Court
  • Chelsea Theatre
  • Finborough Theatre


  • National Theatre
  • Brixton Clubhouse
  • Omnibus Arts Centre (not yet open)
  • Old Vic
  • London Wonderground
  • Udderbelly
  • Southbank Centre
  • Oval House
  • Landor
  • White Bear
  • Young Vic
  • Lost Theatre
  • Waterloo East

Hammersmith and Fulham

  • Hammersmith Apollo
  • Lyric Hammersmith
  • Bush Theatre
  • Barons Court Theatre
  • Teatr Polski
  • Riverside Studios


  • King’s Head
  • Sadler’s Wells
  • Little Angel Theatre
  • Pleasance Theatre
  • Hen and Chickens Theatre
  • Old Red Lion
  • Park Theatre
  • Almeida Theatre


  • Greenwich Theatre
  • Blackheath Halls
  • GDA/Borough Hall
  • The O2 (theatre tent)


  • Arcola Theatre
  • Hackney Empire
  • Hoxton Hall
  • Rosemary Branch
  • Courtyard Theatre
  • New Britannia Theatre
  • The Yard
  • Shoreditch Town Hall

Theatres in Kent

Find out more

Postgraduate Study

Postgraduate study may enable you to explore aspects of Drama and Theatre in greater depth or to study a new subject.  You should consider why you want to do postgraduate work, whether it will affect your career prospects and whether you are likely to get funding. There is no equivalent of UCAS for postgraduate study, so investigate courses early, starting with the Further Study section of this website. If you are already a student on a taught Masters degree, you may wish to continue your studies by research, in the UK (at Kent or elsewhere) or overseas. Again, early planning is important. You should seek advice from your supervisor as to the possible options.

Drama and Theatre Links - Useful Websites



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