Artistic Director

The Old Vic team


The Role
We are excited to be looking for a new visionary Artistic Director to take over from Matthew Warchus when he steps down in 2026. The Artistic Director is a Joint CEO role, working closely in partnership with our Executive Director to deliver artistic, strategic and financial objectives. They will provide the artistic leadership for the theatre and will lead the programming of our thrilling 1,000 seat auditorium, new Studio theatre and work beyond our four walls.
Further information about the theatre and full details of the appointment can be found in the job pack, which can be downloaded here.


How To Apply
Recruitment of this role is being led by our external consultant Donna Munday. For an informal confidential conversation with her before applying, please email
Please apply by uploading your CV and covering letter of no more than three pages, explaining how you meet the essential criteria and why you are applying for the Artistic Director role at The Old Vic. If you would prefer to apply in another format i.e. video or audio, please reach out to Donna and we will facilitate this.
The closing date for this role is midday on Monday 1 July 2024.

How to apply

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The Old Vic

**About** The Old Vic under Artistic Director Matthew Warchus is a place that encourages a new love of theatre, as well as offering a refreshing experience to those who keep coming back for more. It is a theatre steeped in tradition yet still innovating and making history today through a huge variety of output on and off stage which grabs the imagination of the broadest range of people. The Old Vic programme encompasses invigorating new writing; works that engage with a wide social conversation; nurturing new musicals, mounting passionate revivals and famous old plays; experimentation with quirky, eye-opening and challenging pieces; and family shows and pantomimes. In addition, we work with over 10,000 people each year of all ages and backgrounds to unlock creative intelligence through school projects, employability schemes and community engagement. All of this is achieved whilst operating as a not-for-profit organisation without a regular subsidy, in an almost 200 year old building with a touch of magic about it.

Job Details

Posted on May 29

London, England, UK

Full time