The Theatres Trust


Jon Morgan Director

Contact Jon if you would like to know more about Theatres Trust or support our work.

Jon joined the Trust as Director in January 2017. With a wealth of experience across the theatre and arts industry he arrived from the Federation of Scottish Theatre (FST) where he had been Director since 2008. At the FST he was responsible for delivering a range of advocacy, training, advice, bursary programmes and industry events for the dance and theatre sector in Scotland. Under his tenure the Federation has become an effective membership organisation and an authoritative advocate on behalf of the sectors. During his time at the Federation he also co-founded Culture Counts, a coalition of 46 strategic and umbrella bodies across the arts, screen, heritage and creative industries advocating for the value of culture in Scotland at both national and local government level. His 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.

Ross Anthony Planning Adviser

Contact Ross if you need advice on a Planning Application or Listed Building Consent Application related to a theatre or have an enquiry about Planning Policy.

Ross manages the statutory planning casework referred to the Trust for consultation by local authorities and advises on local and neighbourhood plan-making and national policy consultations. Ross studied Town Planning and Environmental Management at the University of New South Wales and worked for a number of local councils in Sydney before moving to Shanghai where he was involved in promoting cultural development. Ross joined in January 2014.

Claire Appleby Architecture Adviser

Contact Claire for information on and advice for theatres at risk, and if you require design and architectural advice for theatres.

Claire studied architecture at the University of Sheffield obtaining a diploma in architecture before moving to London to start her career. Qualifying as an architect in 1997, and a member of the Architects Registration Board, she has worked for renowned practices including Panter Hudspith Architects, Burrell Foley Fischer LLP, and Bennetts Associates, working with the latter on the Transformation Project for the Royal Shakespeare Company. She has experience working on new build and refurbishment projects, both within the arts sector and on heritage buildings. Projects include work on the Royal Hall in Harrogate, NorwIch Cinema City and various refurbishment works for Picturehouse Cinemas. Most recently she has held the post of senior architect at David Morley Architects involved with projects at the Hurlingham Club in West London. Claire joined the Trust in June 2015.

Kate Carmichael Communications Co-ordinator

Contact Kate if you have a press enquiry or would like to contribute to Theatres Magazine.

Having lived abroad for her formative years she returned to England to study archaeology at Durham University. After graduating she spent two years in museums and commerce. Kate joined the Trust in 2006 and is currently responsible for communications, press and publications. Kate is Editor of the Trust’s quarterly Theatres Magazine.

Mark Price MRTPI, IHBC Heritage and Planning Consultant


Mark will provide expertise to the team, especially as regards theatre conservation, heritage and planning. Mark worked for the Trust until June 2015, most recently as Theatres at Risk Adviser, and is currently Principal Heritage Officer for the London Borough of Brent and a freelance Heritage and Conservation Consultant. Mark joined the Trust on 1 September 2016.

Stephanie Rolt Records Officer

Contact Steph if you have a theatres database or image library update, or have a Friend or Corporate Supporter membership enquiry.

Stephanie joined the Trust in June 2013, having previously worked as an Archive and Records Management Trainee at the Royal Botanic Gardens and as a Volunteer at the National Portrait Gallery. She maintains the Theatres Database and Image Library and is the first point of contact for Friends and Corporate Supporters membership enquiries. Stephanie has an undergraduate degree in Anglo-Saxon Studies and a post-graduate diploma in Archive and Records Management. She is also a member of the Archives and Records Association and sits on its New Professionals committee.

Tom Stickland Theatres Adviser

Contact Tom for information on any aspect of developing a capital project and sustainably managing your theatre, about the Theatres Advice Service and independent Advisory Review.

Tom provides advice around the effective operation of theatres, including fundraising and viability. He is also responsible for the Trust’s several grant-giving programmes, and for the Building Better Theatres Workshop programme.

Tom joined us from leading regional theatre operator HQ Theatres & Hospitality where, as Business Manager, he led on areas of business development and planning. Prior to this he was the national administrator for Arts Council England’s Cultural Olympiad programme and the evaluation of the London 2012 Festival, and as a freelance venue manager operated venues of all sizes. Tom joined the Trust in January 2017.

Corinne Beaver General Manager

Contact Corinne if you would like to know more about Theatres Trust, or support our work

Corinne has worked in various different roles in the theatre, starting as an actor and director – assistant directing on the international tour of John Barton’s The Hollow Crown from 2001. As a theatre administrator she worked as Sir Peter Hall’s assistant for 3 years and joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in 2005 as the London Manager. Most recently she has worked as Head of Programming for Bill Kenwright Ltd. Corinne joined The Theatres Trust in January 2013.

Marie Lane Resource Centre Manager

Contact Marie if you would like to know more about or hire meeting space in our Resource Centre

Marie joined the Trust in July 2016 to run the hire of the Trust’s meeting rooms in central London. Prior to this she ran the hire of the rehearsal rooms at Clapham Community Project for 15 years. She also worked for Clapham Community Project a charity run advice center as their Manager for over 25 years .

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Across auditorium from front stalls stage left, Little Theatre Southport, 1995
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