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: experiencecurve@curvetheatre.co.uk

Programming: programming@curvetheatre.co.uk

Auditions: auditions@curvetheatre.co.uk

Opportunities for artists: artistdevelopment@curvetheatre.co.uk

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Nikolai Foster

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR
Suba Das

RESIDENT ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
Julia Thomas

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Nicola Seed

PROGRAMME MANAGER
Chris Duncan

PRODUCER – MADE AT CURVE
Verity Bartesch

PRODUCER – CURVE ON TOUR
Chris Wheeler

HEAD OF LEARNING
Mel Knott

YOUTH THEATRE DIRECTOR
John Berkavitch

EDUCATION ASSOCIATE 
Emma Ling

ARTIST DEVELOPMENT CO-ORDINATOR
Maddie Smart

ARTISTIC EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT
Annie McCourt

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: communications@curvetheatre.co.uk

Contact the Press Office: press@curvetheatre.co.uk

DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS
Claire Ward

COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER
Stephen Chalmers

COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER
Chetna Ratan

COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER
Chloe McMackin

GRAPHIC DESIGNER
Justin Gladwin

PRESS OFFICER
Jonathan Fraser

COMMUNICATIONS CO-ORDINATOR
Nicola Allen

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: tickets@curvetheatre.co.uk

Contact the Group Sales team: groupbookings@curvetheatre.co.uk

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 OFFICE TEAM LEADERS
Elizabeth Smith, Gina Holroyde

TICKET SALES ASSISTANTS
Louise-Ann Dennard, Johnathon Peace, Charlotte Powell,  Safiya Patel, Jenny Smith, Megan Matthews-Henry, Luke Theobald

GROUP SALES EXECUTIVE
Lesley Perry

MEMBERSHIP ADMINISTRATOR
Kathryn Lenthall

Development

Curve is a registered charity (number 230708). The Development department is made up of our fundraising, membership and events teams who endeavour to increase the awareness of our charitable status and our work in the community.

We are also responsible for generating additional income that helps to support the charitable objectives and artistic aspirations of our organisation.

We work closely with local businesses, providing them with a range of opportunities to be associates of Curve from sponsorship, Business Club membership, through to networking opportunities at our B2B events.

Contact the Development team: development@curvetheatre.co.uk

SENIOR BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
Sunita Patel

ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE
Kelly Hill

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ADMINISTRATOR
Lucy Thornton-Reid

 

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: events@curvetheatre.co.uk

HEAD OF BUSINESS RELATIONS
David Ross

PROJECTS AND EVENTS OFFICER
Alex Bliss

EVENTS CO-ORDINATOR
Katie Williamson

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 p.moore@curvetheatre.co.uk

TECHNICAL AND CAPITAL PROJECTS DIRECTOR
Paul Moore

FACILITIES MANAGER
Jay Bridges

MAINTAINANCE TECHNICIAN
Chris Rudd

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: finance@curvetheatre.co.uk

FINANCE DIRECTOR
Abi Jevons

FINANCE MANAGER
Karen McGowan

FINANCE OFFICER
Pam Grant

PAYROLL & FINANCE ADMINISTRATOR
Diane Walker

FINANCE ADMINISTRATOR
Peter Gee

 

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: contactus@curvetheatre.co.uk

HEAD OF HOSPITALITY
Cedric Chervet

BAR MANAGER
Mel Tennant

BAR SUPERVISORS
Russell Moore, Rebecca Wood

CAFÉ ASSISTANT MANAGER
Michael Way

CAFÉ SHIFT LEADERS
Ali Hassan, Hannah Holder

CAFÉ TEAM LEADER
Paul Rogers

CAFÉ ASSISTANT
Vanita Maisuria

ADMINISTRATIVE CO-ORDINATOR
Emma Bee

 

HEAD CHEF
Michelle Rossington

CHEF DE PARTIE
Tom Nelson

COMMIS CHEF
Melissa Bee

 

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: human_resources@curvetheatre.co.uk

HEAD OF HR
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: ICTSupport@curvetheatre.co.uk

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: operations@curvetheatre.co.uk

OPERATIONS MANAGER
Cathy Scott

ASSISTANT OPERATIONS MANAGER
Sally Longden

DUTY MANAGERS
Emiliano Kindsvater, Carol Breward, Thomas Preston, Colette Hampton

 

RECEPTION TEAM LEADER/OPS COORDINATOR
Emily Gill

RECEPTIONISTS
Kimberley Alinea, Clare Dudley,  Lindsey Heslop, Robert Palk

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: technical@curvetheatre.co.uk

TECHNICAL & CAPITAL PROJECTS DIRECTOR
Paul Moore

HEAD OF WARDROBE
Edd Lindley

DEPUTY HEAD OF WARDROBE
Lucy Duncan

HEAD OF PRODUCTION
Al Parkinson

ACTING PRODUCTION MANAGER
Nick Bryan

ACTING HEAD OF STAGE AND AUTOMATION
Giles Metcalfe

DEPUTY HEADS OF STAGE AND AUTOMATION
Tim Stabler, Tom French

ACTING HEAD OF LIGHTING AND SOUND
Simon France

DEPUTY HEADS OF LIGHTING AND SOUND
David Cooper, David Hately

RESIDENT COMPANY STAGE MANAGER
Alexa Penny

TECHNICAL CO-ORDINATOR
Sarah Spott

TECHNICAL CO-ORDINATOR (MATERNITY COVER)
Jennifer Smith

TECHNICIANS
Adam Bee, James De Carle, Callum Wills, Simon France, Will Kenny, Milton Robinson, James Dainty, Joe McDonald, Jack Harper, Georgina Crane.