Cameron Mackintosh Drama Fund

In 1990 the University received a generous benefaction from the Mackintosh Foundation to endow the Cameron Mackintosh Drama Fund. The Fund is used for the promotion of interest in, and the study and practice of, contemporary theatre within the University. The activities carried out include professional advice in voice and acting, together with workshops on other aspects of the practice of contemporary theatre. The Fund also offers underwriting and grants for selected student productions and other events that fall under its remit, as determined by the Board. Most of these activities are overseen by the University Drama Officer.

Applying for grants and underwriting

Grants and underwriting are available from the Cameron Mackintosh Drama Fund for high-quality student productions at Oxford University. Applications should be made to the Drama Officer and should include the following information: the original bid for the production, a budget, the amount of funding required, and a brief statement detailing why the production merits funding from the Cameron Mackintosh Drama Fund. Grants will usually be between £100 and £500. Underwriting applications are made in case of financial loss and should include the same information. The deadline for applications each term will be advertised from 2nd Week onwards, and is usually at the end of 5th Week. The applications are considered in 9th Week, and replies sent soon afterwards. 

current vacancy


Applications are invited for the one-year fixed-term full time post of University Drama Officer from self-motivated, recent or soon-to-be graduates. Applicants should have extensive experience of university student theatre and a broad range of theatre skills.

Duties include helping to programme student productions at a number of performance venues across Oxford including the Burton Taylor Studio, college venues, and the Oxford Playhouse; helping students to plan and publicise their productions; and arranging drama workshops. The appointment is for a period of 12 months, starting in September 2018. Salary: £18,777 pa. (at time of advertising)

Further particulars can be obtained from: Mrs Adrienne Lingard, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD

(01865 616172; )

or downloaded here: University Drama Officer 2018-19 - further particulars (25kb) .

The closing date for receipt of applications is Wednesday 9 May 2018. It is anticipated that interviews will be held in late May or June 2018.

Contact Details

Secretary: Mrs Adrienne Lingard (01865 6)16172

University Offices
Wellington Square

Drama Officer: Charlotte Vickers 01865 791577

Burton Taylor Studio
Gloucester St