G Live is Guildford's premier live entertainment and events venue, offering more than 500 events a year. With a diverse programme of shows from the UK’s leading stand-up comedians, musical artists from every genre, West End shows, physical theatre productions and a thriving Guildford International Concert Season which features the finest orchestra and soloists from the classical world; there is truly something spectacular for everyone to experience at G Live.
Our outstanding team work together across a number of departments and specialisms, from customer-facing roles in the Front of House and Sales teams, to Hospitality, Marketing and Technical staff. If you think you would enjoy the challenge of working in our fast-paced, customer-focused, award-winning venue take a look at the current vacancies or find out more about volunteering with us.
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Why work with us?
There has never been a better time to work at G Live. With more people attending every year, more artists and productions performing than ever before, more connections beign made with and for the local community and more satisfied customers too, it is never a boring place to be! Part of the HQ Theatres and Hospitality family, we endeavour to provide a rewarding and enjoyable working environment for all.
Opportunities for Students
We have a large number of casual staff and volunteers from our local universities, colleges and education providers. With opportunities to work within our front-of-house, hospitality, technical and marketing teams that are designed to work around your studies - make sure you find out the latest opportunities at G Live.
Types of Roles
G Live's Hospitality team operate at the highest standard to develop and deliver innovative dining, drinking and conference facilities. With a flash of theatrical flair, we have a team of talented chefs and service staff for staff members of all levels of experience and skillsets.
Our Technical team are an outstanding and highly skilled team who make sure our theatrical and events productions are delivered to the highest standard. From assisting with show get-in and set-up, to managing production sound, lighting and technical delivery, this team of heroes make sure the show will always go on!
Marketing & Sales
The Marketing and Sales department ensure all communications, promotional campaigns and publicity materials are delivered to the highest industry standards. Working across digital and traditional marketing channels it is their job to make sure that both new and existing audiences find out about the exceptional programme of events and activities available at G Live. Also good at colouring in.
Administration and Management
Our award-winning team of Administrative, Finance and Management teams work together to ensure that the highly complex business runs smoothly, delivering the highest levels of service to promoters and clients.
Salary: c. £24,000 p.a. dependent on experience, ability and potential
Salary: £21,000 per annum
Freelance Assistant Drama Practitioner for SEN Classes
Salary: £700 per 10 week term
Recruitment for these roles is ongoing and due to the high volume of applications, if you haven't heard back within a fortnight please assume that your application has been unsuccessful.
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Guest Experience Team Member
We are currently recruiting for Guest Experience Staff. Successful applicants will work alongside the G Live volunteer and Hospitality teams to ensure the success and smooth running of front of house areas.
Casual Event Staff
Applicants will work alongside the G Live Guest Experience and Hospitality teams to ensure the success of, and smooth running of our programme of commercial, community and hospitality events. Staff will be able to work a variety of shifts and must be flexible in their working patterns, have good customer service skills and a sense of humour.
Casual Ticketing Assistant
Salary: £8.91 per hour
Casual Café/ Mezzanine Staff
We are currently recruiting for casual Café/ Mezzanine staff. Successful applicants will work alongside the G Live volunteer team to ensure the success and contribute to the smooth running of our Café & restaurant areas and events. Staff will be able to work a variety of shifts and must be flexible in their working patterns, have good customer service skills and a sense of humour. Previous experience is preferred but not essential as training will be provided. To comply with licensing laws applicants must be over 18.
If you have any questions or want an informal chat, please email Abhi Sankhyan on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Casual Bar Staff
G Live is currently recruiting casual Bar staff. Successful applicants will work alongside the G Live volunteer team to ensure the success and contribute to the smooth running of our Front of House areas and events. Bar staff will be able to work a variety of shifts and must be flexible in their working patterns, have good customer service skills and a sense of humour. Previous bar experience is preferred. To comply with licensing laws applicants must be over 18.
If you have any questions or want an informal chat, please email
Need to ask us a question about our vacancies? Email us or call 01483 739040.
Do you love theatre and the arts?
Have you ever considered Volunteering?
There are lots of reasons why people volunteer. It may be that you want to make use of your skills (or learn new ones). Perhaps you would like to broaden your work experience, give something back to the local community... or perhaps you simply want to meet new people and make new friends. Whatever your reason, volunteering with G Live is a really rewarding experience.
As a Volunteer Usher at G Live, you will be the face of the theatre, meeting and greeting our guests and ensuring that they have a fantastic experience every time they visit. We have an exceptional training programme that will help you to deliver the very highest levels of service, ensuring you can volunteer for us with knowledge and confidence. We know that everyone has commitments in their lives, so we’re flexible about when you volunteer too.
Volunteering with G Live is an opportunity to get a taste, first hand, of life in a theatre and events environment. If you have time to spare and would like to find out more, we’d love to hear from you.
Meet The Team
We’re committed to training and developing our staff, preparing them for their next step in whichever direction that might be. Here’s the proof.
Connor Harper - Senior Venue Manager
Connor started his career with HQ Theatres in 2012 as a Hospitality Assistant at the Beck Theatre, Hayes, working on a casual basis during his studies. In 2018, he applied for the role of Assistant Hospitality Manager where he got his first taste at managing teams, and a department.
About HQ Theatres & Hospitality
G Live is one of 13 venues within HQ Theatres & Hospitality’s (HQT&H) portfolio of regional theatres and concert halls. HQT&H currently manages 19 auditoria on behalf of local authorities, with capacities ranging from a 200 seat arts centre to a 2,400 seated/standing theatre.
HQ Theatres & Hospitality (HQT&H), the UK’s second-largest venue operator, is a division of Trafalgar Entertainment.
G Live is committed to being an equal opportunities employer. The aim is to ensure that all employees are treated equally and are employed solely on the basis of their ability and potential to do the job, regardless of their race, colour, gender, sexuality, disability, age, religion or beliefs. Read modern slavery statement