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Casting director

Casting director

locationLondon, UK
ExpiresExpires: 20/05/2024
Creative and Design
Permanent position

Application deadline: 10am Monday 20 May 2024

Terms: Permanent, full time

Salary: c. £50,000

Interview round one: Thursday 30 and Friday 31 May 

Interview round two: Wednesday 5 June


Donmar Warehouse is seeking a casting director with a proven track record in professional theatre to join them in this upcoming role.

The casting director is a senior member of the Donmar Warehouse’s Artistic Team, playing an active and integral role in programming, proposing and steering actor-led projects that fit within our mission, working closely with the Artistic Director. They work with our Artistic Director and visiting directors to cast Donmar shows. They also actively cultivate leading talent and champion emerging artists. Alongside Company Stage Managers and the Producing team, they support actors during their time working at the Donmar, helping create the conditions for them to do their best work.

A detailed job description is available to download via the Apply button at the top right.


Knowledge, skills and experience


  • A minimum of five years proven experience as casting director in professional theatre
  • Strong current relationships with leading directors
  • Excellent relationships with actors’ agents in the UK
  • Good knowledge of the dramatic canon
  • Proactive and confident, with the ability to cultivate new relationships with established and emerging talent
  • Diplomatic, discreet and professional
  • Knowledge and experience of union agreements, including British and American Equity
  • Enthusiasm for the work of the Donmar
  • Good commercial instincts and awareness of which actors will attract audiences



  • Experience of working with musical theatre artists
  • Good contract negotiation skills
  • Experience of working in the commercial theatre
  • Management skills
  • Experience of working at a senior level within a comparable organisation
  • Member of Casting Directors Guild


Please note that we do not accept CVs or cover letters; submissions received without correct forms, or outside of our online portal Breathe (found via the Apply button) will be declined.

If you have any questions, or require an alternative format to apply, please email

We welcome and encourage applications from candidates who are under-represented in the creative industries.

Please make sure that you state in your application that you found this role via Creative Access.

Fields of study

  • Performing arts / TV

Level of experience

  • Senior