Artistic Director

The Royal Shakespeare Company

Organisation Name: The Royal Shakespeare Company
Region: West Midlands
Closing Date for Applications: 27 Jun 2022

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The RSC is a world-renowned theatre company and interpreter of the works of William Shakespeare. We are looking for a new Artistic Director who will be central to imagining and staging the next chapter in the RSC’s history.

The new Artistic Director will be central to imagining and staging the next chapter in the RSC’s history. We are seeking an exceptional practitioner/creative with the ability and talent to maximise the opportunity that the RSC’s history and status as a company provides, while simultaneously creating and implementing a strategy to transform the RSC into one of the world’s most innovative and responsive creative institutions and learning charities, delighting and enriching of the lives of existing and new audiences at home and abroad.

Please review the candidate information and application pack.

To apply, please submit your CV and a covering letter of no more than three pages stating why you are interested in, and suitable for, the job. You will also need to complete an equal opportunities monitoring form.

We are committed to cultivating a diverse and inclusive workplace culture, and welcome and encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds, identities and lived experiences.

We are able to accept applications in other formats for access purposes. This could be with a short video or audio recording, rather than a letter. Please keep in mind the length of your application; for example if it’s a video or audio recording it should be no longer than five minutes or if it is a written statement no longer than three pages.

If you would like an informal, confidential conversation regarding the position, please contact the RSC’s recruitment consultant, Donna Munday, at

Should you require any help submitting documentation, please contact Abi Hunter, at

Please submit your application via the application portal at our website via the button below.

Closing date: 10am, Monday 27 June 2022

Salary: To be discussed

The Royal Shakespeare Company (no. 212481) is a registered charity

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