Donmar Warehouse


Chair of the Board

Since 1992 the Donmar has built a reputation for artistic excellence as one of the UK’s leading producing theatres. We bring a wide variety of people together in our intimate a 251-seat warehouse space and beyond to create, witness and participate in thrilling world-class theatre. At a time of rising inequality and societal fragmentation we believe that theatre can help to create a more cohesive, functional and creative society, by broadening horizons, inspiring empathy, and offering outstanding shared entertainment. We know that world-class artists are not born, but nurtured through exposure, opportunity and investment. We believe that diversity and difference enrich creativity, and we are inclusive in everything we do.

The Lord Browne of Madingley will retire as Chair of the Board in March 2021, after steering the theatre through a significant period of change. This has included the appointment of new artistic and executive leadership, the planning of a major capital project (now reduced in scope due to the Covid-19 crisis), and most recently, navigation of the long-term impact of Covid-19 on the arts landscape.

We are seeking an exceptional and dynamic candidate to lead the Donmar’s Board and work in partnership with the Artistic Director and Executive Director on the Donmar’s strategic, artistic and financial objectives during this next chapter – maybe the Donmar’s most challenging yet. This opportunity to spearhead how the Donmar responds to and harnesses the inevitable changes in how theatre is presented and by whom, is both unique and exciting, unlocking real potential for the Donmar within the wider sector.

The Donmar believes diversity strengthens and enriches us, and that it is the responsibility of everyone at the Donmar Warehouse to make the arts and cultural sector a more diverse and equal place. We actively encourage applications from people who are currently under-represented in the arts.

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