General Manager

Website redentsuk Red Entertainment

Touring Theatrical Entertainment Producer

Job Title: General Manager
Purpose of Role: Overseeing all aspects of mounting productions on behalf of the producer, particularly the business and financial concerns


Responsible To: Executive Producer – Matt Brinkler
Line Managing: All Departments & Freelancers
Place of Work: Office at 32 Bloomsbury St, London, WC1B 3QJ
And onsite in the UK / beyond as required by production needs
Although we encourage a flexible work life balance, this is not a work-from-home position
Hours of Work: Minimum 40 hours a week, 10-6 daily

Additional and out-of-hours work will be expected dependent on specific production schedules and requirements


Type of Contract: Full time role following 3-month probationary period


Salary: £38,000pa – subject to experience
Salary Review: Annually, based on company & job role growth
Holiday Entitlement: 28 days pa (including bank holidays)
Start Date: Flexible – Immediate
Notice Period: 2 Months
Application Closing Date: 17th December

Red Entertainment are looking to recruit a General Manager to work on their continually growing portfolio of UK & international touring productions. Red has established it’s self as one of the UK’s leading producers of entertainment for the one/two-night sector currently focusing on music, comedy and plays.

Red Entertainment prides itself on maintaining excellent, communication with our diverse range of venues, of which there are typically 200+/year. The company’s team work closely together on the creative process and we value input from all members of the team to maintain our high standards. It is important that everyone involved has a passion for the shows and media we create.


Key Responsibilities – General Manager

In the role, the successful applicant would be expected to facilitate the Producer’s aims and objectives.

  • Support the Producer and Creative Production Team in the feasibility of future projects and ideas
  • Manage RED Entertainment staff to help them best meet their goals and deadlines
  • Hiring, Appraising & Disciplining staff where required
  • Contracting & Negotiations
  • Manage and meet the Producer’s budgets, advising where necessary
  • Keep abreast of all current industry practice guidelines, responsibilities and duties.
  • Maintain an organised office workflow, ensuring the company adheres to current work and Health & Safety practices.


Person Specification

Preferred Experience

  • At least 5 years experience in a theatrical production position
  • Experience as a General Manager or assistant thereof
  • People management
  • Budget management
  • Contracting & contract negotiations


  • Developed leadership and people management skills
  • Basic understanding of technical aspects of productions including technical staff job roles and requirements
  • A working knowledge of Equity/Bectu agreements and standard industry employment practises
  • Highly computer literate with experience of using IT, Google Drive, Mac computers, Spreadsheets & Shared Company Documents to streamline operations.

Personal Qualities

  • The successful post holder will be passionate, direct, ambitious and can make quick, effective decisions whilst assessing creative and protecting the financial circumstances of the company
  • They will lead by exceptional example, inspire and encourage high standards in others
  • Commitment to equal opportunities and the ability to work harmoniously with colleagues of all cultures and backgrounds
  • A sense of humour is always welcome at RED

Equal Opportunities
Red Entertainment will not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, marital status, disability, age, part-time or fixed term contract status, sexual orientation or religion in the engagement of personnel.

To apply for this job email your details to matt@redentertainment.co.uk.