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: [email protected]

Programming: [email protected]

Auditions: [email protected]

Opportunities for artists: [email protected]

Curve Young Company: [email protected]

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Nikolai Foster

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR
Suba Das

RESIDENT COMPOSER
Tasha Taylor Johnson

RESIDENT ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
Mandeep Glover
Supported by The Weston Jerwood Foundation

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER 
Tess Ellison

PRODUCER – CURVE ON TOUR
Alison Brodie

TRAINEE PRODUCER
Ellen Booth

HEAD OF PROGRAMMING
Chris Duncan

PROGRAMMING & SCHEDULING CO-ORDINATOR
Francesca Picciano-Moss

HEAD OF LEARNING
Andy Reeves

EDUCATION ASSOCIATE 
Emma Ling

ASSISTANT TO ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Clare Dudley

PROJECTS ADMINISTRATOR
Paul Rogers

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

SENIOR COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER
Chetna Ratan

COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER
Nicola Allen

GRAPHIC DESIGNER
Justin Gladwin

GRAPHIC DESIGN APPRENTICE
Luke Billings

COMMUNICATIONS TRAINEE
Emily Gamble

Box Office

Located inside Curve, our Box 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 Box Office on 0116 242 3595

Contact the Box Office team: [email protected]

Contact the Group Sales team: [email protected]

For queries about access performances, please contact: [email protected]

SALES AND REVENUE MANAGER
Kim Gladston

TICKET OFFICE MANAGER
Stephanie Beck

GROUP SALES MANAGER
Layla Eyres

SALES & DATA OFFICER
Lee Hunt

LEAD SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR 
Elizabeth Ellis

CRM & TICKETING ADMINISTRATOR
Louise-Ann Dennard

TICKET OFFICE TEAM LEADER
Charlotte Powell

TICKET SALES ASSISTANTS
Anne Evered, Megan Matthews-Henry, Safiya Patel, Johnathon Peace & Eve Wills-Wilson

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 CO-ORDINATOR
Kat Lenthall

MEMBERSHIP CO-ORDINATOR
Alex Perry

BUSINESS RELATIONS

Our dedicated Business Relations team manage both the venue hire operation and source sponsors and partners to support our shows and community programmes.

Curve is ideal for your meeting or conference, with three theatres of varying capacity plus rehearsal and seminar rooms available for hire.  We are experienced in hosting workshops, seminars, small conferences, breakout spaces, product launches, exhibitions, team-building events and meetings.

Talk to us about your next event: [email protected]

Our sponsorship team match your objectives with the future shows and activities to ensure that you see a positive ROI, whether you are looking for innovative customer/colleague incentives or activities that match your own CSR objectives.

For more information on sponsorship, please contact Alex Bliss: [email protected]

HEAD OF HOSPITALITY & BUSINESS RELATIONS
David Ross

SPONSORSHIP AND PROJECTS MANAGER
Alex Bliss

SPONSORSHIP & EVENTS ADMINISTRATOR
Natalie Wilson

DMU PROJECT OFFICER
Abi Colebrook

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]

BUILDINGS AND TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
Jay Bridges

SENIOR MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN
Joel Allen

MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN
Andy Gibbs

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 they 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

SENIOR FINANCE OFFICER
Peter Jackson

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 and Bar to catering for corporate clients using Curve for their event or conference. 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]

HOSPITALITY MANAGER
Michelle Rossington

SOUS CHEF
Tom Nelson

COMMIS CHEF
Melissa Bee, Ricardo Marques

SENIOR HOSPITALITY SUPERVISOR
Hannah Holden

HOSPITALITY SUPERVISORS
Ali Hassan, Kayleigh Heel & Matt Shepherd

HOSPITALITY ASSISTANT
Russell Moore

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

HR CO-ORDINATOR & SAFEGUARDING OFFICER
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
Sally Longden

ASSISTANT VISITOR EXPERIENCE MANAGER
Thomas Preston

DUTY MANAGERS
Carol Breward, Colette Hampton & Eddie Underwood

STAGE DOOR TEAM LEADER/OPS COORDINATOR
Emily Gill

STAGE DOOR RECEPTIONISTS
Kimberley Alinea, Lindsey Heslop, Katherine McGowan & Henry North

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]

HEAD OF WARDROBE
Edd Lindley

DEPUTY HEAD OF WARDROBE
Lucy Duncan

DEPUTY HEAD OF TECHNICAL
Catherine James

HEAD OF STAGE & AUTOMATION
Giles Metcalfe

DEPUTY HEADS OF STAGE & AUTOMATION
Will Kenny, James Dainty & Martin Pickard

HEAD OF LIGHTING
Jonathan Laidlow

HEAD OF SOUND & VIDEO
Dave Norton

DEPUTY HEADS OF LIGHTING & SOUND
David Cooper & David Hately

DEPUTY HEAD OF LIGHTING
Steven Ratcliffe

LIGHTING PROGRAMMER
Neil Foulis

RESIDENT COMPANY STAGE MANAGER
Alexa Penny

LIGHTING TECHNICIANS
Adam Bee, Jude Michell, Robin Potter, Bradley Rumball & James Stokes

STAGE TECHNICIANS
Paul George, Mark Kenny, Milton Robinson, Dan Turner, Emily Walker & Matt Willars

SOUND TECHNICIANS
Harry Greatorex, Jack Harper & Anthony Sotelo