Pleasance Festival Team

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Register your interest in joining us this summer

It is with great sadness that planning for the Pleasance's 2020 season on the Edinburgh Festival Fringe has been suspended in order to safeguard the health and security of our staff, performing companies and audiences. Applications to be part of the Pleasance Teaam are therefore suspended at the present time.

However, if in the coming months, restrictions are lifted and a clear route emerges that enables us to stage an event in Edinburgh this August, we will do everything we can to do so. If permitted, it is undoubtedly going to be extremely different to the 2020 operation we had planned. It may well be closer to the pioneering spirit of our first years on the Fringe, than the season we had intended for our 36th.

We would love for you to join us.

If you would like to be part of the team that helps build something new, if and when we are in a position to build it, please submit your details below. You will be the first to hear about any opportunities.

Provisional dates for team members are Friday 31st July to Wednesday 2nd September August 2020.

Until then, take care and be well.


Please note that the information below shows our standard appication process for the Pleasance Festival Volunteer Programme. This is for reference only, as applications are currently suspended. If you would like to register your interest in joining us, please use the form above. 

The Pleasance Theatre Trust is recognised as a leading cultivator of talent at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, with each festival offering an opportunity to nurture the skills of those working both on and off the stage.

In 2019, our Edinburgh venues welcomed an audience of over 550,000 people across 27 days with a programme of 270 productions. In 2020, we will be presenting the Fringe’s most compelling, entertaining and boundary pushing shows in 30 performance spaces across 3 sites.

Making this all possible is a dedicated team of experienced industry individuals working in different specialisms across our sites, supporting the daily operation and the team of over 180 volunteers who join us in all departments in the Pleasance Festival Volunteer Programme. Together they support the artists on stage, visiting audiences, and each other.

The majority of these Festival roles take place from Friday 31st July – Wednesday 2nd September inclusive, with performances taking place from Wednesday 5th August – Monday 31st August inclusive.

We are currently recruiting for a range of positions – full details including the period of engagement, role description and contract terms can found in the ‘Role Pack’ below;



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The Pleasance is a hub of creativity which cultivates the brightest new ideas, raw talent and skills. Join us.



Phone: +44 (0)207 619 6868

Post: Festival Recruitment, Pleasance Theatre Trust Ltd, Carpenters Mews, North Road, London, N7 9EF


Equal Opportunities

The Pleasance Theatre Trust is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

If you would require any reasonable adjustments at interview or whilst undertaking the role as specified, please highlight this as part of your application and we will be happy to discuss these.


About Our Team

The Pleasance is a place for experiences – both on and off the stage. For staff, audiences and performers alike, we want this experience to be positive, lasting and even life affirming. We measure the success of our operation through the delivery of these experiences, not by ticket sales or 5 star reviews. To achieve this, we are looking for people who share our values;

  • Passion – Our team is driven by their enthusiasm for what they do and why they do it. From this comes a unique energy that fuels us, creates momentum and permeates every facet of the Pleasance.
  • People – No matter the level of knowledge or seniority, each and every team member has an equal value. Our collective ambitions can only be achieved through the active participation of all. Our team are committed to inclusion, peer-to-peer learning and pro-active support.
  • Pride – We are motivated to deliver the highest possible standards with an approach that is as personable as it is professional. Our team takes pride in creating an exemplary environment where participants feel nurtured, engaged, valued and inspired.
  • Perseverance – We operate in a fast-paced working environment and take this on with open arms and eyes. Through a positive mind-set, good sense of humour and a “can do” attitude, our teams share both the challenges and rewards of an unparalleled creative workplace.
  • Progression – We exist to offer a platform to talented people looking to develop in the creative industries and will work tirelessly to support them in that pursuit. We are a family that is proud to be represented by an inspiring community of alumni that spans the globe.


Pleasance Theatre Trust Ltd - Registered Charity 1050944 (England & Wales) and SC043237 (Scotland)


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