Theatre Manager

Duties and Responsibilities:

Business Planning and Resource Allocation

Working with the Theatre Director, the Theatre Manager is responsible for driving the development, refinement, and implementation of the Theatre’s business strategy. This includes:

  • Planning resources effectively and providing leadership to develop the Theatre’s role as an arts centre.
  • Providing recommendations for the formulation of the strategic direction and targets of the Theatre.
  • Supporting the Theatre Director in the preparation and implementation of the strategic and annual plans and ensuring that these are formally updated on a regular basis.
  • Defining and documenting the primary responsibilities for the Theatre’s leadership team.
  • Reviewing the financial results of operations and comparing with the Theatre’s objectives, taking appropriate measures to correct unsatisfactory performance and results.
  • Making resource allocation decisions and supporting initiatives that further the Theatre’s achievement of its strategic objectives.
  • Supporting the Theatre Director in the recruitment of key positions within the Theatre’s structure.
  • Motivating and developing staff so that the Theatre has the human resources and competence to ensure high professional standards.
  • Working with the programming team to produce a line-up of events that aligns with the Theatre direction/programming objectives, while considering audience demographics, and balancing venue hire and programming.
  • Developing partnerships and networks with stakeholders including arts, culture, and entertainment industry players, educational organisations, education institutions, relevant bodies, and the public, and encouraging engagement in artistic activities.

Financial Management

  • Assisting the Theatre Director in performing accurate analysis of financial trends and budgets.
  • Evaluating the Theatre’s financial, operational, sales and marketing structures to plan for continual improvements and a continual increase in operating efficiencies.
  • Improving the planning and budgeting process continually by educating departments and key members of corporate leadership.
  • Providing the Theatre Director with accurate financial reports, helping to analyse profit and loss, and act swiftly to make decisions which will improve profitability.

Front-of-House and Operations (working with the Venue Sales Manager)

  • Managing all operational matters relating to the front-of-house, bar and catering operations, and putting a staffing structure in place to support this within set budgets.
  • Ensuring that all aspects of front-of-house areas provide a welcoming environment to customers and potential customers.
  • Acting as Duty Manager on some daytime and evening shifts. During shifts where there is a performance, to liaise with production staff to control the venue’s performances. Responsible for the well-being and safety of the audience, and managing the front-of-house.
  • Ensuring that visitors with special needs or access requirements are catered for appropriately and that the theatre is an accessible venue.
  • Promoting and managing events (non-arts and entertainment events or related activities), conferences, functions, etc; liaising with external hirers, and in-house technical staff, and coordinating all activities relating to the events.
  • Overseeing events for other departments, including but not limited to events for media, fundraising, etc.

‘Project Welcome’

  • Playing a key role in ‘Project Welcome’ – a project to ensure that artists, audiences, and front-line staff feel engaged with the organisation and at home in the building.
  • Ensuring that all public spaces and other spaces are welcoming and inviting, working with the Marketing Communications and Facilities teams to achieve this.
  • Working alongside the Venue Sales Manager to motivate and train the front-line staff, so that they reflect the values of the theatre.
  • Welcoming all companies, performers, and artists when they are in the building and ensuring that they feel supported.
  • Helping to create an atmosphere of creativity in the building that encourages artists and audiences to create and participate in our artistic programme.


  • Proven work experience as a Theatre Manager or similar role
  • Knowledge of organisational effectiveness and operations management
  • Experience in budgeting and forecasting
  • Familiarity with business and financial principles
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Leadership ability
  • Outstanding organisational skills
  • Degree in Business, Operations Management, or related field
  • Good knowledge of Singapore’s arts scene will be an added advantage

To apply, download application form and email the completed form together with a comprehensive CV (attached with a recent photo) to:

All applications will be kept in strict confidence. We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.


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