Norwich Theatre Royal is East Anglia’s premier theatre, presenting a high quality mix of drama, musicals, opera, dance, comedy, music, children’s and family shows all year round.   In 2013/14, it sold over 414,000 tickets for around 420 performances of over 90 separate events, averaging 75% of capacity.   With 1300 seats, the Theatre Royal is the largest theatre in Norfolk, and plays an active part in the cultural life of the region.   It reopened in late 2007 after six and a half months closure for a £10 million building modernisation, which has transformed the auditorium and all public areas, with the provision of audience facilities which are among the best in the country.  

The Development Director will assist the Theatre Royal to increase its non-Box Office revenue.   This will be done primarily through attracting sponsorship and developing relationships with local businesses; cultivating new and existing donors; and pursuing relevant and appropriate funding opportunities.   The Development Director will lead the capital campaign to secure funds for a new education facility on the Theatre Royal site.

The Theatre Royal is a registered charity (No. 262259).

Job title: Development Director

Reporting to: The Development Group chaired by the Chief Executive with the Marketing Director and the General Manager

Line Managed by: Marketing Director

Co-line manages: Marketing and Development Officer
Marketing and Development Assistant
Salary: £33,500 p.a.
Hours: Full time post is 37.5 hours a week
Evening and weekend working will be necessary from time to time.   Overtime is not payable but time off in lieu can be taken
Holiday Entitlement: 20 days p.a. plus statutory holidays rising to 25 after five years

Pension: Auto enrolment to Personal Pension scheme with up to 5% employer matched contribution

Notice: 8 weeks


To generate revenue income through donations, sponsorship and grants...