Find out about any active recruitment for jobs, opportunities, open workshops and masterclasses, and upcoming auditions below.

Jobs & Opportunities

Chief Operating Officer

We are seeking a Chief Operating Officer (COO) who will be accountable for the human resources, financial and operational sustainability and efficiency of New Adventures, both the charity and its subsidiary companies. They will ensure that all regulatory and statutory requirements are met, and the necessary operational systems are in place across all areas of the business to deliver the highest possible standards.

In this newly created role, the COO will have lead responsibility for staff development and for promoting an engaged and positive workplace culture, ensuring best practice and the highest possible standards in all areas of activity.

The ideal candidate will have proven experience of working in a leadership or senior management role in the cultural or charity sector. They will have broad general management experience across a range of business functions, as well as a track record in creative problem-solving and innovative thinking, with experience in identifying and converting opportunities for an organisation, whilst robustly managing risk. Excellent business and financial acumen, together with exceptional leadership, interpersonal and communication skills, are all essential for this role.

We encourage and welcome candidates from different backgrounds with different experiences, skills and stories to apply, particularly individuals who are underrepresented in the cultural sector. We are happy to discuss solutions that allow people to balance their caring responsibilities with their working lives, for example through job shares or flexible working. For further information, please download the Job Recruitment Pack.

For an informal and confidential conversation about the role, please contact our Recruitment Consultant Heather Newill, Director of AEM International, on + 44 (0) 1728 660026.

Deadline for applications: Friday 18 February 2022, 5pm.

Masterclasses & Open Workshops


Re:Connect is a series of online dance workshops for the over 55s. Delve into Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker! and get your bodies moving!

These online workshops, for the over 55s, led by New Adventures Dance Artist Emily Piercy, will begin with a gentle warm up to mobilise your joints and stretch your muscles and then you will have the chance to learn choreography from Matthew Bourne's Nutcracker! This will be followed by guided creative tasks where you will make your own movement based on the choreography learnt.

The workshop sessions will take place:

  • Wed 3rd Nov, 4pm-5.30pm 
  • Wed 1st Dec, 4pm-5.30pm 
  • Wed 5th Jan, 4pm-5.30pm 
  • Wed 2nd Feb, 4pm-5.30pm


All the sessions will focus on a different section of the production so feel free to book for one or all!

These workshops are open to all levels of ability and mobility. It will take place virtually. A stable internet connection is required and a Zoom link will be sent in advance of the workshop.

*New Adventures is committed to ensuring our workshops are accessible to people of all backgrounds. Subsidised places are available for those who may find the cost prohibitive, please contact [email protected] for more information.

Reserve your spot for RE:CONNECT today!

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Open Auditions

We are currently not auditioning for the company. Please check back later, and make sure to follow us on social media and sign up to our newsletter to be the first to find out about our next set of auditions.

Below is an excerpt from an interview where Matthew Bourne describes the kind of dancers that he is looking for in New Adventures Auditions.

"What I look for is a passion for movement, because often I'm looking for performers who will eventually need to act as well as dance. And I believe that the passion of wanting to give to an audience—to connect, to show them what you're trying to say—is the first steppingstone toward acting. Also, I look for people who have an individual attitude toward what they do. And that's because if you're telling stories onstage, it needs to look like the real world. Particularly if you want your work to connect with a large audience; they need to be able to relate to the people they see on stage. So I try to get as big a range as possible of shapes, sizes, looks and background."

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