Contact Jon to find out more about our work protecting theatres, or to support us through partnership, donations and bequests.
Jon is responsible for leading the work of the Trust, and the development and delivery of the Trust's strategy. With a wealth of experience across the theatre and arts industry, Jon joined us from the Federation of Scottish Theatre (FST) where he had been Director since 2008. Jon's previous roles include Director of Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Executive Producer of Contact Theatre, Manchester and General Manager of TAG, Glasgow with earlier periods at Royal Conservatoire Scotland and Orchard Theatre, Kent. Jon joined the Trust in January 2017.
Contact Ross for advice on Planning and Listed Building Applications and Planning Policy.
Ross manages the statutory planning casework referred to the Trust for consultation by local authorities and advises on local and neighbourhood plans and national policy consultations. Ross studied Town Planning and Environmental Management at the University of New South Wales. Ross joined the Trust in June 2013.
Contact Claire for information and guidance on working with theatres at risk, and if you require design and architectural advice for theatres.
Claire manages our Theatres at Risk work, advises on theatre-related capital redevelopments, and is responsible for the delivery of the Trust’s Advisory Review. Claire studied architecture at the University of Sheffield and has worked for renowned practices including Panter Hudspith Architects, Burrell Foley Fischer LLP, and Bennetts Associates. Claire has experience working on new build and refurbishment projects, both within the arts sector and on heritage buildings, including projects for the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Royal Hall in Harrogate. Claire joined the Trust in June 2015.
Contact Faith if you have any finance enquiries.
Faith is responsible for managing the Theatres Trust and Theatres Trust Charitable Fund accounts. Faith is a CIMA qualified accountant with experience in financial accounting, payroll management and HR issues. Faith joined the Trust in January 2017.
Contact Kate if you have a press or marketing enquiry, or would like to contribute to Theatres Magazine.
Kate manages the communications, marketing, press campaigns and publications of the Trust, including editing Theatres Magazine and the NewsDigest. Kate previously worked for the Trust as Resources Adviser, managing the grant schemes. Kate studied archaeology at Durham University, specialising in standing buildings. Kate joined the Trust in 2006.
Contact Marie if you would like to hire a meeting room at the Trust.
Marie manages the Trust's meeting room bookings. Marie previously managed Clapham Community Project, a charity delivering free advice in Lambeth. As Manager, Marie ran the attached rehearsal rooms for 15 of the 25 years she was there. Marie joined the Trust in October 2016.
Contact Stephanie if you would like to add information to the Theatres Database, if you would like to access the Trust's Library and Archive, or if you have a Friend or Corporate Supporter membership enquiry.
Stephanie manages the Trust's comprehensive records of theatres (including architecture and planning records) and administrates the membership schemes. Stephanie has a post-graduate diploma in Archive and Records Management and prior to joining the Trust worked as an Archives Graduate Trainee at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew. Stephanie joined the Trust in June 2013.
Contact Tom if you are in need of advice or funding for a capital project, are interested in applying to our grant schemes, or attending one of our workshops.
Tom provides advice around the effective operation of theatres, including fundraising and viability. Tom manages our grant schemes and the Building Better Theatres Workshop programme. Tom previously worked at HQ Theatres & Hospitality as Business Manager. Prior to this Tom was the national administrator for Arts Council England’s Cultural Olympiad programme and the evaluation of the London 2012 Festival, and worked as a freelance venue manager operating venues of all sizes. Tom joined the Trust in January 2017.
Contact Sarah if your enquiry is related to the operational and general management of the organisation
Sarah is responsible for the operational management of the Trust; including governance and personnel; operational and logistical event management; and the managing the delivery teams for key activity areas, including the Resource Centre and marketing. Sarah joined us from Thames Festival Trust, where she had been General Manager since 2014, delivering large scale site specific work across London. Prior to that Sarah worked at the Whitechapel Gallery as Administration Manger and played an integral role reopening the Gallery in 2008. Sarah joined the Trust in October 2017.