Charity registered in Scotland SC018605
Capital Theatres is looking for two Trustees to join our board.
We are looking for people who can sharpen our thinking and bring new and diverse voices and experience as we plan for Capital Theatres future.
Capital Theatres presents world-class shows to entertain and inspire audiences of all ages. We stage over 700 performances each year, at the Festival Theatre (1,915 seats), the King’s Theatre (1,300 seats) and The Studio (155 seats) in a broad and inclusive programme featuring the very best in drama, dance, musical theatre, live music, comedy and pantomime.
During the summer months our stages are the heart of the Edinburgh Festivals in the world’s leading festival city. The Festivals provide a focus for pioneering new voices and artforms and a celebration of artistic collaboration that continues throughout the year.
We support access to the arts for everyone and have an extensive learning and participation programme of talks, workshops and events to introduce and develop engagement and interest in the heritage of our buildings and all areas of live performance.
We are clear that to do this with vision and confidence we must have a greater diversity of voices in senior roles, and so we are particularly keen to hear from people from backgrounds currently under-represented in our leadership and governance.
We are especially looking for people with experience gained in community engagement, human resources or digital (with a focus on marketing & audience development). As well as Trustees with experience of boards and business, we also need people who bring passion, new ideas and perspectives, curiosity, and humour.
Previous experience as a Trustee is not necessary, as we are committed to full and appropriate induction, mentoring, training and support for all new Trustees.
Capital Theatres are looking for a Heritage Engagement Coordinator to support the development and delivery of a heritage engagement programme inspired by the re-development of the King’s Theatre.
This is a full time, fixed term post funded by National Heritage Lottery Foundation until Autumn 2026.
Capital Theatres are looking for a People’s Archive Coordinator as part of a heritage engagement programme inspired by the re-development of the King’s Theatre. The People’s Archive Coordinator has specific responsibility for the management of the King’s heritage archive and the volunteers involved in bringing it alive for audiences.
This is a fixed term post for four days per week funded by National Heritage Lottery Foundation until Autumn 2026.
Capital Theatres, based in Edinburgh, is Scotland's largest independent theatres charity, staging over 650 performances across 150 shows each year in the Festival Theatre, the King’s Theatre and The Studio.
Over 500,000 people per year come across our doors, inspiring audiences of all ages to engage with a broad and inclusive programme featuring the very best in drama, dance, musical theatre, live music, comedy, children’s shows and pantomime. During the summer months, our stages are the heart of the Edinburgh Festivals in the world’s leading festival city.
Our Creative Engagement team delivers an outstanding programme of year-round activities designed to inspire creativity, support wellbeing and provide learning opportunities to a wide range of communities. We are particularly proud of our flourishing dementia friendly community, which empowers people with lived experience of dementia to be active citizens in their communities. We celebrate what people living with dementia can achieve, and advocate for the positive impacts of arts engagement.
We are now seeking a Creative Engagement Coordinator to lead our nationally recognised work with people living with dementia. Reporting to the Head of Creative Engagement and responsible for managing freelance artists, sessional staff and volunteers, you will directly deliver creative activities and build meaningful relationships across the dementia friendly community, its networks and stakeholders. You will provide training opportunities for staff across the organisation and identify further ways to create a dementia enabled environment across our venues. You will represent Capital Theatres externally and contribute to cross-sectoral forums and partnerships at a local and national level to ensure our work stays at the forefront of best practice.
This is a full-time, permanent contract and is subject to a probationary period of six months.