At LW Theatres, we pride ourselves on being a family of individuals – it’s one of our core values and we believe celebrating our differences is key to success.
At the heart of LW Theatres is a culture of inclusion where everyone feels seen and heard and can be themselves at work. Regardless of your background, all we ask is that you have the skills and experience required and the desire to succeed. In return, we pledge to ensure that our selection process is both transparent and fair.
We are committed to diversity and inclusion and have introduced the following:
Improving the representation of women in technical theatre
LW Theatres has partnered with Parents in Performing Arts (PiPA) to work on improving the representation of women in our technical theatre departments. For this reason we particularly welcome applications from women and those who identify as female for any technical positions we recruit for. We were proud to partner with inspirational women working in theatre technical roles at our Theatre Craft workshop in 2019. We are extremely passionate about inspiring new generations of women to pursue roles in technical theatre.
Family Friendly Initiatives
Family is important for us at LW Theatres, not only are we a family owned company, but one of our core values recognises us as a family of individuals.
We offer our employees:
- Enhanced Maternity Leave pay
- Enhanced Paternity Leave pay
- Enhanced Shared Parental Leave pay
- Enhanced Adoption Leave pay
At LW Theatres we are open to discussing opportunities to work flexibly and we provide suitable equipment for those working from home.
One of our core values is Breaking New Ground. We were one of the first West End theatre companies to introduce gender-neutral job titles in our theatres and have rolled these out across all of our venues.
At LW Theatres the wellbeing of our employees is incredibly important to us, so much so that in 2021 we have changed our performance review check-ins to focus on wellbeing.
- An in-depth Employee Assistance programme that is available to our employees and their family members 24/7 365 days a year
- Mental health in the workplace training for our management teams
Inclusive Working Education programme
As we put in place efforts to diversify our workforce, it’s important to us that we are fostering a culture whereby a more diverse workforce are fully embraced and set up to succeed. We realise the importance of embedding an inclusive culture and have therefore introduced an Inclusive Working education programme across the company, including specific Inclusive Leadership training for our leadership population.