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The Orchard Theatre is an exciting place to work and we are always looking for talented and enthusiastic people to come and join us in a range of roles across different departments. We are extremely proud of our venue and enjoy working in an ever-changing environment with people who have true passion and drive for theatre, hospitality and creating a great customer experience.  


Why work with us?

A career with Orchard Theatres is never dull, often challenging but at the same time fun and rewarding.

  • Our business model is unique and our specialisms are broad.  You will learn and grow with us. 
  • Our teams are super people to work with – we know because they regularly tell us!
  • We expect staff to express their views, to listen to ours and to be part of decision-making processes.
  • We’re proactively committed to diversity and equal opportunity for all.
  • We’re very supportive of our staff achieving a happy work-life balance.
  • Our vision is quite simply to be the UK’s premier provider of live entertainment and hospitality and we know that our people are our most important asset.


Working with the Orchard Theatre is popular with students as we offer a range of casual opportunities within hospitality, technical and marketing that can work around your studies.

Types of Roles


Providing an innovative dining, drinking and conference facilities with theatrical flair requires a range of talented chefs and friendly servers over a range of levels and employment types.  

Visitor Services

The approachable Visitor Services team provide excellent customer service while proactively selling tickets in this customer-facing role offering fun and flexibility.



Often the hidden function of a theatre, these heroes make the show happen from assisting with the ‘get-in’ to managing the sound and lighting. 



The marketing and promotions teams ensure our customers know about the broad-range of incredible events within the venue in this busy but exciting department.


Administration and Management

Off the stage a gifted group of administrators, finance and management teams ensure the venues run smoothly. 

Current Jobs




Here at The Orchard Theatre Dartford it is an exciting, fast-paced environment with a variety of shows, plays, music and comedy, as well as some community events. We also host functions including conferences, parties, and weddings.  

About the Role: 

The Chef De Partie is vital to the success of our business. The main responsibilities of the Chef De Partie will be:
To produce food in a timely fashion to ensure smooth service to the customer.
Collaborate as part of a team in a fast-paced environment with an eye for detail and a drive for excellent standards.
Have a passion for food, the ability to follow direction and a desire to learn.
Responsible for a particular area of the kitchen, though rotation may be necessary to support the demands and requirements at different times.
Promote good working practices in accordance to Health and Safety and Food Safety legislation.
Awareness of food allergens and cross-contamination.
This is not an exhaustive list of duties. From time to time, you may be required to undertake alternative or additional duties which will commensurate your skills, experience, and capabilities.

Full Time | Permanent 
Salary £22k - £23k per annum
Application Closing date 17 September 2023


If you would like to send in a CV speculatively please email 

Do you love theatre and the arts?

Have you ever considered Volunteering?

Volunteers There are lots of reasons why people volunteer. It may be that you want to make use of your skills (or learn new ones). Perhaps you would like to broaden your work experience, give something back to your community...or perhaps you simply want to meet people and make new friends. Whatever the reasons, volunteering with the Orchard Theatre is a really rewarding experience!

As a Orchard Theatre Volunteer Usher you’ll be the face of the theatre, meeting and greeting our guests and ensuring that they have a fantastic experience when they visit us. We’ll train, guide and support you so that you can volunteer for us with knowledge and confidence. We know that everyone has commitments in their lives, so we’re flexible about when you volunteer. 

Volunteering with the Orchard Theatre is an opportunity to taste, first hand, life in a theatre environment. If you have time to spare and would like to find out more, we’d love to hear from you.

Apply via email

About Trafalgar Theatres

Our venue is one 14 venues within Trafalgar Theatres' portfolio of theatres and concert halls. Trafalgar Theatres currently manages 20 auditoria on behalf of local authorities, with capacities ranging from a 200 seat arts centre to a 2,400 seated/standing theatre. Last year Trafalgar Theatres programmed a total of 2,354 shows which attracted attendances of over 1.5 million.

Trafalgar Theatres is the UK’s second-largest venue operator and is a division of Trafalgar Entertainment.

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Orchard Theatre is committed to being an equal opportunities employer.  The aim is to ensure that all employees are treated equally and are employed solely on the basis of their ability and potential to do the job, regardless of their race, colour, gender, sexuality, disability, age, religion or beliefs. Read modern slavery statement