OT Trustees

Following a Board review, the Orange Tree Theatre (OT) is seeking to appoint up to three new Trustees to join the current experienced Board. In particular, we are looking for candidates with extensive experience in the following areas:

  • commerce and finance, with a view to joining the Finance Committee;
  • producing or senior management in theatre, whether in the subsidised or commercial sectors, and/or in broadcast media;
  • property and/or property development.

Overview of the Orange Tree Theatre:

The Orange Tree (OT) is an award-winning, independent theatre. Recognised as a powerhouse that creates high-quality productions of new and rediscovered plays, we entertain 70,000 people across the UK every year.

The OT’s home in Richmond, South West London, is an intimate theatre with the audience seated all around the stage: watching a performance here is truly a unique experience.

We believe in the power of dramatic stories to entertain, thrill and challenge us; plays that enrich our lives by enhancing our understanding of ourselves and each other.

As a registered charity (266128) sitting at the heart of its community, we work with 10,000 people in Richmond and beyond through participatory theatre projects for people of all ages and abilities.


The Roles:

We welcome applications from highly skilled people from all backgrounds with the ability to make effective contributions to the Board and the ongoing success of the OT. Using their proven past experience and connections in the relevant area of expertise, together with excellent ambassadorial and communication skills, successful candidates will support the Executive Team to fulfil the ambitious business plan for this powerhouse of independent theatre.

Trustees are expected to attend quarterly meetings (held at the OT in Richmond) and sub-committee meetings as and when appropriate, as well as theatre performances and fund-raising events. A commitment to equal opportunities and diversity, as well as a good sense of humour, are vital.

Appointments are for an initial three year term, which may be renewed for a further three year term.

Please note this is an unpaid voluntary role.

Applications are invited from all sections of the community including those new to non-executive/trustee board work.

As part of a commitment to building a diverse team, all suitably-qualified BAMER, d/Deaf and/or disabled candidates will be shortlisted for interview.

To apply, please send your CV or biography, with a brief cover note, to [email protected] for the attention of Hanna Streeter, Executive Director, together with the completed Equal Opportunities Form.

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: 5pm, Monday 18th November 2019

INTERVIEWS TO BE HELD: w/c 25th November & 2nd December 2019