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Open call for Stage Managers

Job Description

About the role

For over 40 years, English Touring Opera (ETO) has held a unique place in the opera industry as the only mid-scale touring company offering regional venues, and thousands of audiences, outstanding live productions and impactful Learning and Participation projects, across a significant national footprint.

At the heart of our ethos is a commitment to touring ambitious programmes of high-quality, innovative opera that engages and inspires audiences. We reach over 40,000 people every year through five mainstage productions of ambitious, high-quality, opera. Touring across the largest geographical reach of any UK company, from Truro to Perth, ETO serves over 20 towns and cities with severely limited access to other live performance.

ETO’s award-winning Learning and Participation Programme annually engages over 12,000 children and adults nationwide through two specially commissioned operas for children, and for young people with special educational needs.

We would like to meet Stage Managers and Technical Stage Managers who have an interest in touring, can score read and would like to work with our Learning & Participation team on our Autumn and Spring tours. If you are a dynamic, flexible, adaptive individual who thrives on being hands on and working as part of a team then we would like to meet you.

The role does include driving our van whilst on tour and therefore it is a requirement that you are 21-70 with full UK or EU licence for more than 2 years with no driving offences/disqualifications or accidents in the last 5 years. An enhanced DBS is required and will be supplied by ETO.

We welcome applications from underrepresented groups, and those who haven’t had traditional theatre or stage management training.


26th September – 2nd December 2022

3rd January – 2nd June 2023

26th June – 3rd July 2023

How to apply

Please apply with a CV (or in an alternative format if required) to and complete the equal opportunities form by 5pm on Friday 24th June.

Please contact Jo if you have any questions or access requirements.