Executive Director


We are seeking an exceptional Executive Director to work as joint CEO alongside our Artistic Director, Peter Glanville, and play a leading role in shaping Polka’s long-term strategy and operation at a pivotal moment in its history.

Polka Theatre is a rare and special thing: an acclaimed producer of world-class theatre for children and one of the few venues in the UK exclusively for children from birth to 12 years old. We are committed to presenting a diverse and innovative programme of work for children that speaks to and reflects contemporary society in all its diversity.  In addition to our year-round offer of artistic work, we also provide a rich programme of participation and creative learning projects, community engagement and access schemes. We have a current annual turnover of £1.9m and attract over 90,000 visitors each year.

This is an exciting and challenging time to be joining Polka.  Thanks to a £2.5m commitment from the Arts Council, we are now working towards an ambitious capital project to develop and modernise our premises and have a chance-of-a-lifetime opportunity to improve and sustain Polka for future generations.

Application deadline:  Monday 19 March, 5pm

Anticipated first interviews: Wednesday 28 March

For full information, please click here to download the Application Packincluding job description.

Please click here to download the Application Form and Diversity Monitoring Form.

We celebrate diversity and actively encourage applicants from varied and diverse backgrounds to join us.