Our Departments

Production & Creative Programmes

The Production & Creative Programmes team oversees all 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

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Aidan Grounds

HEAD OF CREATIVE PROGRAMMES
Beth Shouler

PRODUCER 
Tess Ellison

PROGRAMMING MANAGER
Tom Hurley

PRODUCTION CO-ODINATOR
Francesca Picciano-Moss

CREATIVE PROGRAMMES ASSOCIATE
Andy Reeves

YOUTH & COMMUNITY PRACTITIONER 
Charity Muiruri

CREATIVE PROGRAMMES CO-ODINATOR
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 AUDIENCES
Claire Ward

HEAD OF COMMUNICATIONS
Stephen Chalmers

PRESS & DIGITAL MANAGER
Fiona Moore

SENIOR COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER
Chetna Ratan

COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER
Clare Geeson

AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT & ACCESS OFFICER
Nicola Allen

GRAPHIC DESIGNER
Justin Gladwin

ASSISTANT GRAPHIC DESIGNER
Luke Billings

Box Office

Our Box Office team members are responsible for taking bookings for all Curve shows, activities and workshops, as well as answering any questions our customers may have.

The Box Office team schedules Curve’s access performances, building tours and provides a dedicated booking service for groups and schools.

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 & DATA MANAGER
Lee Hunt

BOX OFFICE MANAGER
Charlotte Powell

BOX OFFICE SUPERVISORS
Georgia Bailey & Ciara Wynne

LEAD SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR 
Elizabeth Ellis

SALES & DATA ASSISTANT
Louise-Ann Dennard

BOX OFFICE ASSISTANTS
Johnathon Peace, Alice Berry & Jessica Dobbie.

GROUP SALES MANAGER
Layla Eyres

Fundraising

As a registered charity (number 230708), Curve relies 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]

MEMBERSHIPS & FUNDRAISING CO-ORDINATORS
Alex Perry & Eve Wills-Wilson

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]

HEAD OF HOSPITALITY & BUSINESS RELATIONS
David Ross

Facilities

Our Facilities team members are responsible for the upkeep of our award-winning building. The team also plays an important role in ensuring 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 & TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
Jay Bridges

SENIOR MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN
Andy Gibbs

MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN
Will Kenny

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
Linda Dixon

SENIOR FINANCE OFFICER
Peter Jackson

FINANCE OFFICER
Pam Grant

PAYROLL & FINANCE ADMINISTRATOR
Diane Walker

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

CHEF MANAGER
Tom Nelson

CHEF
Tazmyn Thomson & Tom Owen

SENIOR HOSPITALITY SUPERVISOR
Hannah Holden

HOSPITALITY SUPERVISORS
Ali Hassan, Matt Shepherd & Yuliya Zlatkova

HOSPITALITY ASSISTANT
Russell Moore

KITCHEN ASSISTANT
Jacob Binoy

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]

ASSISTANT ICT MANAGER
Chris Moore

ICT TECHNICIAN
Jake Murphy

 

Visitor Experience

The Visitor Experience 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 Visitor Experience team: [email protected]

ASSISTANT VISITOR EXPERIENCE MANAGER
Thomas Preston

VISITOR EXPERIENCE ADMINISTRATOR
Sarah Williamson

DUTY MANAGERS
Carol Breward, Colette Davies & Pat Conlon

STAGE DOOR RECEPTIONISTS
Lindsey Heslop, Kate Shilladay & Megan Cliffe

SECURITY OFFICERS
Simon Henry & Carl White

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 PRODUCTION
Andy Nairn

HEAD OF LIGHTING
Jonathan Laidlow

HEAD OF SOUND & VIDEO
Dave Norton

HEAD OF STAGE & AUTOMATION
Edward Hingley

HEAD OF WARDROBE 
Edd Lindley

DEPUTY HEADS OF STAGE & AUTOMATION
James Dainty & Martin Pickard

ASSISTANT HEAD OF LIGHTING
Steven Ratcliffe

ASSISTANT HEAD OF SOUND & VIDEO
Angel De Pablos

ASSISTANT HEAD OF WARDROBE
Lucy Duncan

SENIOR LIGHTING TECHNICIAN
David Hately

TECHNICIANS
Adam Bee, Jack Harper, Mark Kenny, Sean McCabe, Jude Michell, Judith Moulton, Aaron Patchett, Milton Robinson & Jasdeep Singh & Emily Walker.