Our Departments

Artistic

The Artistic team oversees all the creative activities at Curve, from producing our critically acclaimed productions and commissioning new work to programming shows for our theatre spaces.

Off-stage, the team also delivers our educational work for schools and universities, runs Curve Young Company and supports and develops emerging artists.

Contact the Artistic team

Schools, workshops & Curve Young Company: [email protected]

Programming: [email protected]

Auditions: [email protected]

Opportunities for artists: [email protected]

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Nikolai Foster

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR
Suba Das

RESIDENT COMPOSER
Tash Taylor Johnson

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Nicola Seed

PRODUCER – CURVE ON TOUR
Chris Wheeler

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER
Hector Macpherson Brown

PROGRAMME MANAGER
Chris Duncan

HEAD OF LEARNING
Mel Knott

EDUCATION ASSOCIATE 
Emma Ling

ARTIST DEVELOPMENT CO-ORDINATOR
Maddie Smart

ARTISTIC EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT
Clare Dudley

ADMINISTRATIVE CO-ORDINATOR
Emma Bee

Communications

The Communications Team strategically and tactically manages all internal and external communications for Curve.

We are the central contact for all marketing and publicity and our core aim is to raise the local, national and international profile of Curve and encourage as many people as possible to visit our building and see a show.

Contact the Communications team: [email protected]

Contact the Press Office: [email protected]

DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS & FUNDRAISING
Claire Ward

COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER
Stephen Chalmers

PRESS AND DIGITAL MANAGER
Fiona Moore

COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER
Chetna Ratan

COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER
Nicola Allen

COMMUNICATIONS ASSISTANT 
Helen Gerrard

GRAPHIC DESIGNER
Justin Gladwin

PROJECT OFFICER
Abi Colebrook

Ticket Office

Located inside Curve and at our Ticket Sales Outlet in Highcross, our Ticket Office teams are responsible for taking bookings for all Curve shows, activities and workshops as well as answering any questions our customers may have.

We schedule Curve’s access performances, building tours and provide a dedicated booking service for groups and schools.  We also manage Curve’s operation as a ticketing agent and online merchandise sales.

Call the Ticket Office on 0116 242 3595

Contact the Ticket Office team: [email protected]

Contact the Group Sales team: [email protected]

SALES AND REVENUE MANAGER
Kim Gladston

TICKET OFFICE AND GROUP SALES MANAGER
Stephanie Thorne

DEPUTY TICKET OFFICE MANAGER
Layla Eyres

CRM & DATA OFFICER
Lee Hunt

TICKET SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR 
Elizabeth Ellis

TICKET OFFICE TEAM LEADER
Gina Holroyde

TICKET SALES ASSISTANTS
Louise-Ann Dennard, Johnathon Peace, Charlotte Powell,  Safiya Patel, Jack Saul-Diaz, Megan Matthews-Henry

GROUP SALES EXECUTIVE
Lesley Perry

Fundraising

As a registered charity (number 230708), we rely on the support of individuals, trusts and businesses to help us achieve our mission of creating exceptional and compelling experiences. Our Fundraising team are responsible for raising awareness of Curve’s charitable status and the difference philanthropic income makes to the work we do.

We actively work with friends of Curve to generate charitable income to enable us to engage and inspire a modern, diverse audience both through our work on stage and in the community.

Friends of Curve have the opportunity to support our charitable work whilst also saving money through our Membership scheme.

Curve and the Leicester Theatre Trust Limited are registered with the Fundraising Preference Service.

Contact the Fundraising team: [email protected]

HEAD OF FUNDRAISING
Susie Jordan

FUNDRAISING COORDINATOR
Lucy Thornton-Reid

MEMBERSHIP COORDINATOR
Kat Lenthall

Events & Conferencing

Curve’s dedicated Events Team manages all aspects of our venue hire operation.

Our two theatres and stage can be opened out into one unique space. Used as three individual areas or in combination to meet your specific requirements, these spaces are ideal for large-scale conferences, product launches, exhibitions and ceremonies with a maximum combined capacity of 1,150.

We have five meeting rooms that are perfect for smaller events such as workshops, seminars, small conferences, breakout spaces, product launches, team-building events and meetings. Our meeting rooms have flexible capacities ranging from 60-200.

Contact the team: [email protected]

HEAD OF BUSINESS RELATIONS
David Ross

PROJECTS AND EVENTS OFFICER
Alex Bliss

EVENTS COORDINATOR
Katie Williamson

ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE
Kelly Hill

Facilities

Our Facilities team is responsible for the upkeep of our award-winning building. The team also play an important role to ensure that the building is running efficiently by monitoring energy usage and ensuring all equipment is run and maintained to maximum capacity.

In 2013, we were awarded an Industry Green certificate in recognition of our strong commitment to managing Curve’s carbon footprint and improving our environmental impact.

For more information on our Environmental Strategy or with any enquiries relating to Facilities, contact [email protected]

FACILITIES MANAGER

Jay Bridges

MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN
Mohammed Mulla

Finance

The Finance team look after funding, budgeting, forecasting and cashflow operations of Curve, keeping control of our finances so that Curve can continue to produce great quality productions and creative activities for all to enjoy.

As a team we also provide support to all areas within the theatre and to our external stakeholders.

Contact the Finance team: [email protected]

FINANCE DIRECTOR
Abi Jevons

FINANCE MANAGER
Karen McGowan

FINANCE OFFICER
Pam Grant

PAYROLL & FINANCE ADMINISTRATOR
Diane Walker

FINANCE ADMINISTRATOR
Peter Gee

TRAINEE FINANCE ASSISTANT
Anne Everard

Hospitality

The Hospitality team provides food and beverage services for all aspects of our organisation. This ranges from our Café, Bar and Show Dining to catering for corporate clients using Curve for their event or conference. We have a 40 strong hospitality team, including our own Head Chef, and all of our produce is sourced in house through our nominated supply chain.

We pledge to support local farmers where we can by using locally sourced food grown in our area, all British sourced milk and eggs, and in turn helping to reduce carbon omissions through transportation and supporting a cleaner environment.

As well as supporting British food, we strongly support the Fairtrade foundation, and ensure all of our fish comes from sustainable, well-managed marine sources.

Contact the Hospitality team: [email protected]

HEAD OF HOSPITALITY
Cedric Chervet

FOOD AND BEVERAGE MANAGER
Mel Tennant

DEPUTY FOOD AND BEVERAGE MANAGER
Michelle Rossington

CHEF DE PARTIE
Tom Nelson

COMMIS CHEF
Melissa Bee, Ricardo Marques

BAR SUPERVISORS
Russell Moore, Rebecca Wood

CAFÉ SHIFT LEADERS
Ali Hassan, Hannah Holden, Paul Rogers

CAFÉ ASSISTANT
Vanita Maisuria

Human Resources

The Human Resources team is responsible for managing employees’ time with Curve for the whole of their employment life cycle.

As well as the day to day administrative HR tasks including recruitment, coordinating work experience and apprentice placements, we also work on larger projects in order to continually improve employees’ experience of Curve and to attract the best people into our organisation.

Contact the HR team: [email protected]

HR & OPERATIONS DIRECTOR
Julia Bates

HR OFFICER
Shilpa Mistry

ADMINISTRATIVE CO-ORDINATOR
Emma Bee

ICT

The ICT team provides, supports and maintains all IT and communication services at Curve, for and on behalf of all departments.

Contact the ICT team: [email protected]

ICT MANAGER
Benjamin Falkner

SENIOR ICT TECHNICIAN
Shweta Radia

ICT TECHNICIAN
Chris Moore

 

Operations

The Operations department consists of Duty Managers, Reception and Ushering staff who are responsible for managing the public areas of our building. The team continuously strives to deliver excellent customer service whilst maintaining the safety and security of audiences, customers, visitors and staff.

Contact the Operations team: [email protected]

VISITOR EXPERIENCE MANAGER
Cathy Scott

VISITOR EXPERIENCE MANAGER (MATERNITY COVER)
Sally Longden

ASSISTANT VISITOR EXPERIENCE MANAGER (MATERNITY COVER)
Thomas Preston

DUTY MANAGERS
Emiliano Kindsvater, Carol Breward, Colette Hampton

STAGE DOOR TEAM LEADER/OPS COORDINATOR
Emily Gill

STAGE DOOR RECEPTIONISTS
Kimberley Alinea, Lindsey Heslop, Robert Palk, Francesca Picciano Moss

USHER
Narendra Lad

Technical

Curve’s technical team attracts some of the most highly skilled technicians in the industry. The team looks after lighting, sound, video, stage and wardrobe and provide technical support to visiting companies as well as working on our own Curve productions and supporting off-stage activities around the building.

A typical week can see us working on all aspects of a Curve musical in the Theatre – from making costumes to running stage management – as well as supporting a visiting production in the Studio, setting up for a conference for hundreds of delegates around the building, working on a children’s show in a Rehearsal Room and managing performances on the Foyer Stage.

Contact the Technical team: [email protected]

DIRECTOR OF PRODUCTION
Al Parkinson

HEAD OF WARDROBE
Edd Lindley

DEPUTY HEAD OF WARDROBE
Lucy Duncan

HEAD OF STAGE AND AUTOMATION
Nick Bryan

HEAD OF STAGE AND AUTOMATION (Interim)
Giles Metcalfe

DEPUTY HEADS OF STAGE AND AUTOMATION
Tim Stabler, Tom French

HEAD OF LIGHTING
Jonathan Laidlow

HEAD OF SOUND AND VIDEO
Dave Norton

DEPUTY HEADS OF LIGHTING AND SOUND
David Cooper, David Hately

LIGHTING PROGRAMMER
Neil Foulis

RESIDENT COMPANY STAGE MANAGER
Alexa Penny

TECHNICAL CO-ORDINATOR
Sarah Spott

TECHNICAL CO-ORDINATOR (MATERNITY COVER)
Jennifer Smith

TECHNICIANS
Adam Bee, Will Kenny, Milton Robinson, James Dainty, Joe McDonald, Georgina Crane, Matt Willars, Neil Foulis