Northern Broadsides are looking to engage a Lighting Designer for our Spring Tour, opening in Halifax in February 2020. As part of a new commitment to make all jobs at Broadsides more accessible and work with more diverse artists, we are inviting talented lighting designers who wish to be considered for the role above to get in touch. Find out more and apply at the link below.

Closing date for applications: Saturday 21 September 2019, 12 noon. 

Interview date: Monday 30 September 2019.


Northern Broadsides are looking for new Board Members to support us in delivering the core professional function of Northern Broadsides. We are looking for people who believe that inclusivity and diversity should be at the heart of everything an arts company does.

To apply please send a copy of your CV and a covering letter outlining why you would like to get involved with Northern Broadsides to: Rachel Harris Chair,

Please ensure the Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form is completed and returned with your application.

The deadline for applications is 7 October and interviews will be held on the week commencing 21 October. The first board meeting will be held on 30 October.


*Slots for our general auditions on 12 & 13 September have now been filled*

If you are a professional actor in the North and would like to join our database of local talent, please sign up below! We will use this database as a call-out for future general auditions on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note that you must have a Spotlight CV to enter. If you already signed up for auditions on 12 & 13 September, please do not sign up again.  


Occasionally we need models for photoshoots to promote our upcoming productions. If you would like to be considered for modelling in our poster images, or if you would like to be considered as a background extra, please send a headshot and CV to


We know how difficult it is to get into the theatre industry. We want to help you to get your foot in the door. We are open to having observers in our rehearsals and offer work placements to students (over 16 years old) interested in various aspects of theatre (often Stage Management or Costume). We only produce two shows a year so places are very limited, but we still encourage you to enquire and apply for a place.

As requests for placements are high we are only able to accommodate a few people per year so those positions are offered to people with relevant experience, who have a genuine passion for a particular theatre discipline and who are actively considering careers in theatre.

Applications can be directed via email to Kay Packwood, Executive Director at Northern Broadsides:

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