Katie Town appointed Interim Chair

Theatres Trust is delighted Katie Town has been appointed to the position until a permanent Chair is recruited.

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has appointed Katie Town to the position of Interim Chair. Her term has been back dated to the beginning of January and will run until the end of March or until a permanent Chair is confirmed.

Katie Town is Executive Director of Theatre Royal Wakefield, a Grade II* listed Frank Matcham theatre in West Yorkshire. She has led the theatre since the end of 2015, taking it through a process of rapid creative and organisational change, including building and opening a new extension and safely navigating the organisation through the Coronavirus pandemic keeping learning and community participation projects going throughout.

Katie joined Theatres Trust’s board in September 2020 since which time she has made an invaluable contribution to the organisation, drawing on her extensive theatre management experience.