Panto Stage Crew
Millennium Forum

  • Temporary
  • Derry/Londonderry
  • Closing Date: 2nd August, 2024

Join the backstage crew at the Millennium Forum for its 2024 Panto Season!
The Millennium Forum is looking to add to its team of stage crew and follow spot operators for its beloved and award-winning pantomime – which this year is Aladdin!
Stage crew will work alongside the venue’s in-house technical team and stage management –assisting during the get-in/get-out and technical rehearsals, getting the stage ready before performances and managing scene changes, managing the backstage area during the production run, and assisting with turnovers for visiting shows playing over the top of our panto.
Previous experience is desirable but not required.
Follow spot operators will work alongside the lighting designer and stage management team – operating the follow spot for all performances and ensuring all cues are carried out as directed by the Lighting Designer. The role will also involve assisting with interval change and resets between shows, operation of certain special effects as necessary (any required training will be provided), and the maintenance and upkeep of the follow spots and a marked-up cue sheet for the production run.
Previous experience is desirable but not required.
These positions also offer further work at the Millennium Forum on a casual basis both before and after the pantomime run. We are the North West’s premier theatre and receiving house – so there are opportunities year-round to work in a variety of roles backstage- including lighting, sound, fly’s, stage, and fit-ups/get-outs.
KEY DATES (*a full list of show dates can be found below)
Tech Week Begins: Sunday 24th November
Opens: 29th November
Closes: 31st December
Load-Out: 2nd January
If you’re passionate about theatre and want to be a part of the magic that happens backstage – we encourage you to get in touch! This is your chance to play a crucial role in bringing an unforgettable production to life this Christmas!
Job Title: Stage Crew or Follow Spot Operator
Responsible to: Technical Manager
Contract: Fixed Term. Various contracts available between 24 November 2024 – 2 January 2025 with the potential of casual work before and after.
Working Hours: Average of 40 hours per week across contract. Weekend and evening work will be required.
Work Base: Millennium Forum Theatre & Conference Centre
Newmarket Street, Derry/Londonderry, BT48 6EB
Salary: £11.50/hour

To apply please send your CV to with the subject line ‘Panto Stage Crew’ by Friday August 2nd 2024. Successful candidates will be invited to interview in August 2024.

About the Organisation

The Millennium Forum is a large purpose built theatre, exhibition and conference centre based in Derry, Northern Ireland. Opened in 2001, it offers a large variety of first class events. These include a spectacular mix of Drama, Musicals, Comedy, Films, Ballet, Contemporary Dance, Opera, Pantomime, Classical and Popular Music, Children’s shows and Festivals.

The Forum is a not for profit charitable organisation run by the Derry Theatre Trust.

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