Keating to step down from British Library

Roly Keating, a white man with grey hair smiles with his arms folded in front of bookshelves
10 Apr 2024

Sir ROLY KEATING has announced that he will leave his role as Chief Executive of the British Library in April next year.

Nairne to become Chair of Art Fund

Sandy Nairne, a man with short grey hair and spectacles
14 Mar 2024

Art Fund has announced that SANDY NAIRNE, former Director of the National Portrait Gallery, will become the organisation's Chair of Trustees.

New Artistic Director for Artsadmin

A photo of Raidene, a brown-skinned female, aged early forties, with wavy brown shoulder-length hair, wearing a pink jumper, looking away from the camera, smiling
25 Jan 2024

RAIDENE CARTER will join Artsadmin as Artistic Director, following the departure of RÓISE GOAN to lead Viernulvier in Belgium.

Royal Ballet School announces new leadership structure

Chair of Governors Christopher Rodrigues
17 Jan 2024

Royal Ballet School will create a full-time Chief Executive Officer role for the first time as part of a new management structure instigated by the school's Governors. 

Barbican appoints Directors

Two photos edited together. Left-Right: Philippa Simpson (Director for Buildings and Renewal), Beau Vigushin (Director for Audiences)
17 Jan 2024

Barbican has announced PHILIPPA SIMPSON as Director for Buildings and Renewal and BEAU VIGUSHIN as Director for Audiences. 

Both will take up their new roles in the spring of this year.

New Earth Theatre appoints Artistic Director

Ailin Conant, Artistic Director, New Earth Theatre
15 Jan 2024

​​New Earth Theatre has named AILIN CONANT Artistic Director (AD), replacing outgoing AD KUMIKO MENDL.

PRS for Music announces Chair

Stevie Spring, Chair, PRS for Music Board
15 Jan 2024

PRS for Music has appointed STEVIE SPRING CBE Chair.

Spring succeeds STEPHAN DAVIDSON, who has held the role since 2014.

Gavin to Chair English National Ballet

Sir Rupert Gavin
10 Jan 2024

English National Ballet has named Sir RUPERT GAVIN Chair, replacing Sir ROGER CARR, who steps down following a five-year tenure.

PRS Foundation names first Patron

Nitin Sawhney
10 Jan 2024

NITIN SAWHNEY will become the first Patron of PRS Foundation, a funder of new music and talent development.

Sawhney will move into the role after four years as PRS Foundation’s Chair. 

New Artistic Director at Tron Theatre

Jemima Levick
20 Dec 2023

Tron Theatre has named JEMIMA LEVICK Artistic Director (AD).

Levick will take up the post in April 2024, as outgoing AD ANDY ARNOLD departs the Glasgow-based organisation after almost 16 years,

Lawson to lead Lancaster's Dukes

Chris Lawson
13 Dec 2023

CHRIS LAWSON will take the helm as Chief Executive of The Dukes in Lancaster, effective from January.

Indhu Rubasingham named National Theatre Director

Image of Kate Varah and Indhu Rubasingham
13 Dec 2023

The National Theatre has announced INDHU RUBASINGHAM as the next Director and Joint Chief Executive of the National Theatre.

Welsh National Opera names Interim General Director

Christopher Barron
07 Dec 2023

CHRISTOPHER BARRON will become Welsh National Opera's (WNO) Interim General Director in early January 2024. 

Barbican Centre Chair to head Norwich Theatre Board

Tom Sleigh
06 Dec 2023

Current Chair of Barbican Centre TOM SLEIGH has been named Chair of Norwich Theatre. 

Sleigh succeeds MICHAEL NEWEY, who will complete his nine-year tenure in March 2024. 

Royal Academy of Music names Head of Opera

Christopher White, incoming Head of Opera, Royal Academy Music
28 Nov 2023

Royal Academy of Music (RAM) has appointed CHRISTOPHER WHITE as Head of Opera, assuming the post in September 2024.

New appointments in Audience Agency and Culture24 merger

(L-R) Anra Kennedy, Jane Finnis, Alec Ward. Three images edited together.
27 Nov 2023

The Audience Agency has announced key staff changes following its merger with Culture24.

Young to become Executive Director at Royal Court Theatre

Will Young
27 Nov 2023

WILL YOUNG is joining Royal Court Theatre as Executive Director in early 2024. 

Young has been Executive Director of New Diorama Theatre since 2021 and was previously Relationship Manager at Arts Council England. 

RCA announces President and Vice-Chancellor

Professor Christoph Lindner. He is photographed in a studio wearing a navy blazer and suit.
27 Nov 2023

Royal College of Art (RCA) has named CHRISTOPH LINDNER President and Vice-Chancellor. 

Pickard to step down as Director of BBC Proms

David Pickard, outgoing Director BBC Proms
23 Nov 2023

DAVID PICKARD will depart from his role as Director of BBC Proms after nearly a decade at the helm.

He will remain in post until October 2024, overseeing next year's Proms and planning for future seasons.

RSC makes new senior appointments

Sandeep Mahal and Vicky Cheetham, interim co-Executive Directors
22 Nov 2023

Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) has today announced VICKY CHEETHAM and SANDEEP MAHAL as Interim Co-Executive Directors.


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