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A headshot of Sita McIntosh smilling
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Ellie Kurttz

SITA MCINTOSH has been named the new Chief Executive Officer of Go Live Theatre Projects, a charity that enables young people to access the theatre.

Taking up the post full-time from the autumn, McIntosh succeeds SUSAN WHIDDINGTON, who steps down in July after 27 years in the role.

McIntosh runs Inclusive Audiences, an initiative she founded over two years ago that works with producers, venues and agencies to increase and improve audience inclusion in theatres. 

Previously, she led the theatre website WhatsOnStage. Over her 35-year career in the theatre industry, she has also worked with SEE Tickets, Ticketmaster, and Stoll Moss Theatres.

She Chairs the Boards of Curve Theatre in Leicester and Kiln Theatre in north London and spent two years as a Trustee at HOME in Manchester.

Commenting on her new role, McIntosh said: “I’ve been very fortunate to witness first hand and on numerous occasions, the transformative power of shared live theatre, especially on young people who are experiencing it for the first time.

"The emotional and intellectual benefits are indisputable, particularly on a generation that is still recovering from the effects of the pandemic. And that’s why Go Live Theatre Projects is such an incredible and essential charity.

"It exists to engage children and young people from low-income and challenging backgrounds with the performing arts, helping them to develop valuable life skills, knowledge and confidence.”