We are looking for a talented individual to design a creative engagement strategy that includes a new programme of grassroots youth work, a commitment to produce a large scale community play every two years, and a region wide initiative to find diverse new writers. This individual will use this strategy to design a fundraising and delivery plan. The ultimate goal is to create ladders of opportunity into the professional arts for under-represented groups. Click the button below to find out more!

Due to the amount of CVs, letters and invitations we receive, it is sadly not always possible to reply to everyone.

If you would like to be considered for future acting work with Northern Broadsides, please send casting correspondence to

We prefer submissions by email to save on resources, so please do not post CVs. We use Spotlight and casting directors to hire actors for our shows and tours. Watch this space for further announcements or follow us on social media to be kept up to date with any acting opportunities.


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:

Employment Statistics – of which we are very proud!

1993 – 2019

The total number of touring productions

The total number of actors

The total number of stage management

Not to mention all the designers, lighting designers, musical directors, fight directors, choreographers, casual crew or our permanent staff!