Artistic Director and Joint CEO


Tara Theatre is seeking an exceptional artistic director and collaborator to join us and to lead the company into its next chapter.

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Tara Theatre is proud to be the oldest global majority led theatre company in the UK. As we approach our 50th year, Tara Theatre remains true to its activist roots delivering work of excellence that creates a more equitable cultural landscape for historically underrepresented audiences and artists.

We are committed to sustaining the vision and upholding the values of Tara Theatre, to a programme of artistic excellence, to creating high quality, inclusive engagement opportunities, to developing and nurturing artists and growing the canon of contemporary South Asian theatre. We have a footprint in London, but seek to deliver a blueprint around diversity for the sector.

The Artistic Director works with Executive Director Helen Jeffreys as Joint Chief Executive. Together they lead the company strategically, creatively and operationally.

The Artistic Director is a creative leader who can forge, articulate and champion a distinctive vision for Tara Theatre. They shape the creative direction of the organisation creating world-class theatre and engagement work both in the theatre in Wandsworth and in collaboration and co-production nationally and internationally. They ensure the programme embodies Tara Theatre’s values and mission whilst supporting the company’s long-term financial stability and growth.

For more information download the Artistic Director and Joint CEO Recruitment Pack

The recruitment is being led by the Board of Directors who have engaged independent consultant Gregory Nash to work with them on the search. If you are considering making an application
for the role we ask that, in the first instance, you contact Gregory for an informal confidential conversation at

We actively encourage candidates who may wish to propose flexible working options, or applying as a partnership, to explore their thinking with Gregory prior to making an application.

Tara Theatre is committed to being an equal opportunities employer. We encourage applicants from the broadest range of backgrounds, with different skills and experiences to bring into our organisation. All candidates who identify as disabled and demonstrate that they meet the essential criteria will be invited for an interview, in line with the Equalities Act 2010.

If, following an initial conversation with Gregory Nash, you decide to proceed to an application please send a CV and covering letter (on no more than two sides of A4) outlining:

  • Why you are applying for the role
  • How you think you could contribute to the next chapter in Tara Theatre’s artistic future
  • How your skills and experience match those outlined in the Job Description and Person Specification

Please supply contact details for two referees and complete the equal opportunities monitoring form

Submissions should be addressed to Sunita Pandya, Chair of the Board and sent to no later than 10:00am on Tuesday 2 January 2024.

We expect to hold first interviews on 25 or 26 January 2024.

If you would like to submit your application in a different format we would be happy to accommodate this. Please contact

Please fill in our Equal Opportunities form here.


Tara Theatre

Location Type

Specific location

Salary Type


Salary (Exact)

£Up to £58,000 pa dependent on experience

Closing Date


Contract Type

Permanent, Full Time

Job Type

Creative & Direction

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