The Blakehay Theatre is an exciting, vibrant place to work, where our small team of professional staff are encouraged to achieve their full potential in an inclusive and supportive environment. We operate an equal opportunities policy and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds.

Part of Weston-super-Mare Town Council, the Blakehay Theatre is committed to providing an excellent service to our residents and businesses and we look for our people to be just as committed to making a positive difference.

The town council values include: respecting others, teamwork, keeping commitments, a culture of trust, friendliness, showing personal accountability, self-motivated, a strong work ethic, motivated to grow and learn. We aim to provide excellent service for the town of Weston-super-Mare. Together we can make incredible things happen for this town and its people.

All vacancies within the council are posted on the Weston-super-Mare Town Council and for more information about current vacancies please click here.


The theatre is sustained by public support, and thanks to you we’ve achieved a great deal in a short amount of time.

We are now focused on delivering our vision is to build a ‘big-city’ creative culture into the heart of the Victorian seaside resort of Weston-super-Mare. With your help we can achieve this, so if you have a few hours to spare we would love for you to join our team and become a volunteer.

Benefits of volunteering

By volunteering with us you will be helping your local community theatre and meeting new people. Working with us can also provide significant experience on your CV, particularly as volunteers are encouraged to commit for at least three months.

Volunteering can improve your physical, emotional and mental well-being, provide an opportunity to meet people and perhaps provide a stepping stone to higher education or employment. Volunteers will receive an induction and have access to training opportunities.

For all Volunteering Opportunities, sign up today by clicking here or for further information contact the Weston-super-Mare Town Council Volunteer Supervisor Graham via email on


There are currently no paid vacancies at the Blakehay Theatre. All paid vacancies are posted on Weston-super-Mare Town Council website here

STEWARDING (Volunteer Position)

Come and Join our Front of House Team for performances and events at the theatre!

As part of the front of house team, you will join our current staff in helping to open up the venue ready to welcome patrons into the theatre and to their seats. If there is room, you can also stay and watch the performance from our House seats and there is no pressure to stay for the whole evening. All we ask is that you are able to commit your time until ‘Curtain up!’, which is usually about 90 minutes.

As you become more comfortable with the venue, then staff will help to train you up to work on the bar and box office, scan tickets, sell ice-creams, but there is no pressure and entirely up to every individual.

So if you love the arts and want to help out with your local venue, then please do get in touch.

The position is for individual shifts and so you can sign up to as many or as few as you wish. Please note there is a uniform requirement for this position of a Black Button Down Shirt and Black Trousers.

NEW! MARKETING (Volunteer Position)

Come and Join our team promoting events and performances at the theatre!

There are many different opportunities within this position and we are looking to build a team of people who are interested in helping with the promotion and marketing of the theatre. This includes physically getting our flyers and posters out to different venues within the town, to working remotely or in the theatre to build our Social Media marketing and online presence. To helping with statistics and analysis to be able to keep up with trends, to creating reels, photography, reviews, blogs and press releases.

If this is something that you would be interested in, please contact us and we will be able to tell you more.

NEW! COFFEE MORNINGS (Volunteer Position)

Come and Join our team with the creation of our new weekly coffee mornings in the theatre bar!

Starting in July 2024, the theatre is having a weekly coffee morning in the theatre bar, where we will be open to the public every Thursday from 10am to 12pm. Serving behind our theatre bar for tea’s and coffee’s and having a chat to patrons is all the skills you need (don’t worry coffee is press a button) and full training will be given.

Getting Here

Contact Us

Blakehay Theatre
Wadham Street
BS23 1JZ

Blakehay Theatre 01934 645493 Online
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