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Bristol Old Vic & Theatre Royal Trust Ltd

Bristol Old Vic is the oldest continuously working theatre in the English-speaking world. The 254-year-old theatre is recognised nationally and internationally as one of the most exciting and inclusive places to experience world-class theatre

Called “the loveliest theatre in the world” by Peter O’Toole and “the most beautiful theatre in England” by Sir Daniel Day Lewis, Bristol Old Vic is also the beating heart of the South West of England – a warm and welcoming public building for all of Bristol to enjoy and a historic playhouse that aims to inspire audiences with its own original productions, both at home and on tour.

The Chair plays a crucial role in providing outstanding strategic leadership to our impressive board and executive team as we look to drive business performance, profitability and growth in line with our newly transformed business ambitions and help shape our ambitious five year strategy, while ensuring we continue to meet our legal, statutory and regulatory requirements.

An ambassador for Bristol Old Vic in sector, social and political circles, candidates will promote the organisation with a range of stakeholders, from audience, donors and local authorities to the regulator and other lenders.

Candidates will bring strong non-executive and ideally chairing experience, natural gravitas, and emotional intellect to the role.

The essential requirements of any applicant is a commitment to theatre and the arts. The role holder must share Bristol Old Vic’s commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, and we would particularly like to hear from candidates whose professional and personal experience will bring new perspectives, understanding and capacity to the Board. 

Please find person specification and how to apply on Bristol Old Vic's website.

Apply here

Closing date: 3rd March 2021