Theatre Director sought for The Roses

The Roses is a busy 374 seat live theatre and independent cinema, presenting more than 180
live performances , 320 film screenings, and a growing programme of live screenings each year, to which annual admissions are around 80,000.

The live programme encompasses a wide range of touring professional music, drama, children’s theatre, dance, opera, ballet and comedy, and also offers opportunities for amateur and community performances. The dance programme in particular presents leading dynamic UK companies whilst the home-produced professional family pantomime is an annual highlight.

The prestigious programme of the best of British and International film makes the Roses the most important independent film theatre in the region. The Roses has also introduced regular live screenings of arts events from all over the world. The recent programme has included live broadcasts of opera from The Met New York, a range of plays from the National Theatre and screenings from art exhibitions from around the world.

The Take Part department delivers an ever growing range of youth, outreach, education and
community projects. These include five weekly youth theatre groups, arts workshops in every school holiday, programmes for schools and a range of work targeted to disadvantaged and disaffected young people.

The Roses has developed a distinct brand of innovative work in communities and works with statutory and non statutory organisations to deliver social agendas, such as improved mental health and wellbeing, reductions in school exclusions, a reduction in crime amongst teenagers. We regard the Take Part work as every bit important as the programme on stage.

Thus the Roses is an important regional arts centre for performing arts and film. It draws audience from across a wide region: from the south side of Birmingham to the north side of Bristol down the spine of the M5, including the Cotswolds, the Forest of Dean, West Herefordshire and South Worcestershire. 25% of the audience comes from beyond the Gloucestershire postcode area.

The Roses’ future
In 2015 The Roses undertook the first phase of a £1m building refurbishment that saw the building transformed, the front of house spaces extended, the introduction of a coffee shop, and improvements in accessibility and sustainability. A second phase of development is planned for the future. This will include the refurbishment of the backstage areas and the building of an extension to the theatre that will house a small studio space and additional offices.

The Roses is an Arts Council National Portfolio Organisation with secured Arts Council funding until 2022. We are also successful in raising funds from trusts, businesses, lottery funds and local authority commissions.

The Roses Theatre Trust is a company limited by guarantee and a registered charity. There is a
subsidiary company which covenants its profits to the Trust. Responsibility for governance of The Roses Theatre Trust rests with the Board (currently 7 Trustees). The Theatre Director is the chief executive responsible to the Board for the artistic programme, the financial outcomes, and the management of the organisation.

For further information and an application pack contact The Roses

Deadline for Applications FRIDAY 20 OCTOBER at NOON