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Theatre appoints new Chief Executive

Posted on 09/07/2015 by Helga Pearson in The Georgian Theatre Royal Clare Allen

We are delighted to announce that Clare Allen has been appointed as the Theatre’s new Chief Executive Officer. Clare will take over from the current Chief Executive, Warnock Kerr, on Tuesday 1 September 2015.

Clare Allen has a long-standing commitment to theatre and has worked in a variety of locations. After undertaking her BA degree in California, she obtained an MA in Performance at Goldsmiths College, London.  She then founded and ran a village theatre in Ghana before establishing the English Theatre of Bruges in 2007. This venue in a 15th century building reinforced her interest and commitment to both theatre and historic buildings.

Clare then worked as the Artistic Director/General Manager of The Mart Theatre in Skipton before taking up her current appointment as General Manager at Stratford ArtsHouse. Like The Georgian Theatre Royal, this is a registered charity and Clare has had responsibility for strategy, artistic development, event bookings, financial management and overseeing the general operation of the venue with a small staff team.

Chairman of the Georgian Theatre Royal Trust, Malcolm Bryant said: “We are delighted that Clare will be joining The Georgian Theatre Royal and feel sure that her professional skills, experience and personality will make a big contribution to the development of this unique and magical venue.”

Commenting on her new appointment, Clare Allen said: “It is a true privilege to be taking on this role at such a beloved, magnificent theatre, and to build on the strong foundations that Warnock Kerr, the staff, volunteers and trustees have put in place.  I cannot wait to begin work within such an exquisite setting and, equally, to reside in the gorgeous town of Richmond.” 

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