ADRIAN VINKEN is standing down as CEO of Theatre Royal Plymouth, which he has led since 1990. Prior to this he had a ten-year career in Sheffield, during which he founded and directed the Leadmill music venue.
Recruitment for his successor has begun and a new Chief Executive will lead the theatre from 2022.
The theatre has survived the Covid-19 closure and will reopen in May, having received a funding award from the second round of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund. It is an integral part of Plymouth’s new Culture Plan, and Vinken will continue as Chair of Destination Plymouth Limited and the Mayflower 400 Partnership. He also serves on the board of The Lowry, Salford.
He said: “Leading TRP has been a dream job for which I’ll be forever grateful. The opportunity to work in this exceptional theatre in an amazing city with positive, dedicated colleagues, inspirational world-class artists and jaw-dropping, life-affirming shows has been a rare privilege.”