Our Team

For administration enquiries at Warwick Arts Centre please call 024 7652 3734 or email here.

Out of office hours please call our Stage Door on 024 7652 2442.

Leadership

Leadership

Alan Rivett, Andrea Pulford and Julia Carruthers are our Senior Leadership Team, responsible for the strategic direction of Warwick Arts Centre.

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Alan Rivett, Andrea Pulford and Julia Carruthers are our Senior Leadership Team, responsible for the strategic direction of Warwick Arts Centre.

Alan Rivett – Director

Alan is Director of Warwick Arts Centre. Since being appointed in 2001 he has successfully steered Warwick Arts Centre’s programme to a position where it regularly hosts high profile, contemporary, international theatre, music, visual arts and interdisciplinary events. Warwick Arts Centre regularly commissions new work from leading artists and has a generative programme for emerging artists.

Alan Chairs the UK wide Dance Touring Partnership, comprising leading UK venues committed to promoting international contemporary dance. Alan is a board member of The British Association of Concert Halls and was formally Chair of Fierce Festival ltd, leading an annual festival of contemporary live art and performance in Birmingham.

Email: A.C.Rivett@warwick.ac.uk
Tel: 024 7652 3015

Andrea Pulford – Director of Planning and Operations

Andrea leads on strategy and development, organisational planning and operations. Her role includes collaborating with University departments, business, stakeholders, as well as the arts industry.
Andrea is a member of the University Council and is leading the project to redevelop Warwick Arts Centre.

Email: A.Pulford@warwick.ac.uk
Tel: 024 7615 0488

Julia Carruthers – Programme Director

Julia is responsible for the strategic direction of the artistic programme at Warwick Arts Centre. Her wide-ranging experience has included working with leading arts organisations most recently as Director of the Dublin Dance Festival and previously with the Edinburgh International Festival, Michael Clark Company, Jonathan Burrows Group, Southbank Centre, and as Dance Officer at Arts Council England.

Email: Julia.Carruthers@warwick.ac.uk
Tel: 024 7615 1865

Yvette Harris – Project Officer / PA to Directors


Email: Y.Harris@warwick.ac.uk
Tel: 024 7657 2747

Heather Twomey – PA to Directors


H.Twomey@warwick.ac.uk
Tel: 024 7652 3807

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Programme

Programme

The Programme team oversees the programming of the majority of the live programme, including theatre, music, comedy and dance.

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The Programme team oversees the programming of the majority of the live programme, including theatre, music, comedy and dance.

Julia Carruthers – Programme Director

Julia is responsible for the strategic direction of the artistic programme at Warwick Arts Centre. Her wide-ranging experience has included working with leading arts organisations most recently as Director of the Dublin Dance Festival and previously with the Edinburgh International Festival, Michael Clark Company, Jonathan Burrows Group, Southbank Centre, and as Dance Officer at Arts Council England.

Email: Julia.Carruthers@warwick.ac.uk
Tel: 024 7615 1865

Andrew Fletcher – Programme Manager

Andrew manages the planning, scheduling and delivery of our artistic programme, working closely with artists, visiting companies, producers and all departments at Warwick Arts Centre. Over the past 10 years he has worked at the National Theatre, Lyric Hammersmith, Serpentine Galleries and Wigmore Hall and has also been a freelance producer for several touring theatre companies. He can often be found on a train, dashing to see shows at other venues around the UK, currently averaging three per week!

Email: A.Fletcher.2@warwick.ac.uk
Tel: 024765 24439

Matthew Cook – Music Programmer

Matthew Cook has worked as Contemporary Music Programmer at The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), Hackney Empire and Brighton Dome and Festival. He was also Music Curator at Whitechapel Gallery, Programme Producer at Alain de Botton’s The School of Life, Associate Producer at the Barbican and Head of Programmes at Secret Productions, creators of Wilderness Festival.

Email: mjcookmusic@gmail.com

Mary Ryder – Programme Co-ordinator


Mary co-ordinates bookings and contracts for the artistic programme, as well as managing backstage riders and pre-arrival support for visiting companies. She also is responsible for the booking of spaces for student society performances and events.
Email: M.Ryder@warwick.ac.uk
Tel: 024 7652 3384

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Marketing

Marketing

The Marketing department co-ordinates all marketing, communications and press activity at Warwick Arts Centre.

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The Marketing department co-ordinates all marketing, communications and press activity at Warwick Arts Centre.

Katie Anderson – Marketing Director

Katie heads up the marketing and communications team for Warwick Arts Centre. Fuelled on latte and biscuits, she oversees the sales campaigns for the 500+ events and 800+ film screenings annually plus exhibitions in the Mead Gallery. She ensures that the profile of Warwick Arts Centre, as the largest arts centre in the Midlands is centre stage in peoples’ lives. She loves theatre, music and film so her entire life is a busman’s holiday.

Email: Katie.Anderson@warwick.ac.uk
Tel: 024 7652 4452

Katie Reid – Marketing Manager


Katie manages all marketing campaign activity.
Email: K.V.Reid@warwick.ac.uk
Tel: 024 7652 4669

Charlotte Kissack – PR & Digital Content Manager


Charlotte manages all public relations and digital communications for Warwick Arts Centre. With a 15 year career in PR, her wide-ranging experience has seen her work with a host of household names in the Arts world, tourism, publishing and consumer industries.
Email: C.Kissack@warwick.ac.uk
Tel: 024 7652 3804

Johnathan Branson – Audience Development Officer


Johnathan manages audience engagement strategies and initiatives, including Family and Access Ambassador groups.
Email: J.Branson@warwick.ac.uk
Tel: 024 7652 2015

Katy Farrell – Marketing Assistant


Katy is responsible for day-to-day marketing activities and the Student Ambassador group.
Email: K.Farrell@warwick.ac.uk
Tel: 024 7657 2678

Greta Bendinelli – Communications & Digital Marketing Assistant


Greta is responsible for day-to-day digital marketing and press activities.
Email G.Bendinelli.1@warwick.ac.uk
Tel: 024 7657 3337

Marketing & Communications Intern


The Marketing department employs four interns each year, offering students and recent graduates a practical understanding and valuable insight into Arts Marketing.
Find out more

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Film

Film

The Film department co-ordinates the cinema programme.

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The Film department co-ordinates the cinema programme.

John Gore – Film Programmer

John Gore spends a lot of his time in the dark, watching movies so you don’t have to. Everything that is worth seeing is then gathered into a 2 monthly programme, presented in diary form & enriched with educational activities & special events, giving Warwick Arts Centre its distinctive style & consistently high standard of viewing choice.


Email: J.Gore@warwick.ac.uk
Tel: 024 7652 3060

Adrian Pearce – Projectionist


Adrian works on the technical side of cinema, inlcuding digital content.
Email: A.M.Pearce@warwick.ac.uk
Tel: 024 7652 2599

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Education

Education

The Education department programmes family events and engages in creative learning opportunities for the local area.

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The Education department engages in creative learning opportunities for the local area.

Kate Sayer – Head of Creative Learning


Often found getting excited about a new idea, Kate is responsible for devising and delivering a Creative Learning strategy. She aims to engage the whole community with the work of Warwick Arts Centre and to introduce them as performers and participants to the huge range of possibilities the arts offer. Kate has previously worked for the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education, The Story Museum, Discover Children’s Story Centre and the RSC.
Email: k.sayer@warwick.ac.uk
Tel: 024 7652 4252

Carly Mee – Education Officer


Carly co-ordinates and delivers the creative learning programme.
Email: c.mee@warwick.ac.uk
Tel: 02476 574 786

Lynsey Cullen – Education Co-Ordinator


Email: L.Cullen@warwick.ac.uk
Tel: 02476 151 793

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Mead Gallery

Mead Gallery

The Mead Gallery team programme and operate one of the largest and most beautiful purpose-built contemporary art galleries in the UK, and also oversee the University of Warwick Art Collection.

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The Mead Gallery team programme and operate one of the largest and most beautiful purpose-built contemporary art galleries in the UK, and also oversee the University of Warwick Art Collection.

Sarah Shalgosky – Curator

Sarah Shalgosky trained as an art historian and has worked with contemporary art ever since in museums and galleries across the UK. She has overall responsibility for the Mead Gallery and for the University of Warwick Art Collection which is on display across the campus. She writes and teaches about contemporary art, curating exhibitions and about university art galleries.

Email: Sarah.Shalgosky@warwick.ac.uk
Tel: 024 7657 4179

Fiona Venables – Deputy Curator (Mead Gallery)


Fiona works with Sarah on Mead exhibitions. Contact Fiona for enquiries about exhibitions and events.
Email: F.M.Venables@warwick.ac.uk
Tel: 024 7657 3732

Liz Dooley – Deputy Curator (University of Warwick Art Collection)


Liz works with Sarah to manage the University of Warwick Art Collection. Contact Liz for enquiries about the collection.
Email: E.A.Dooley@warwick.co.uk
Tel: 024 7652 4731

Mel Lloyd-Smith – Curatorial Associate (voluntary, part-time)


Mel supports the work of the curatorial team.
Email: M.Lloyd-Smith.2@warwick.ac.uk
Tel: 024 7652 4731

Eric Rosoman-Matthews – Gallery Technician


Eric provides technical expertise and support to the Mead Gallery, including managing the installation of exhibitions.
Email: E.Rosoman-Matthews@warwick.ac.uk
Tel: 024 7657 2664

Emma O’Brien – Assistant House Management


Emma is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Mead Gallery.
Email: E.J.O-Brien@warwick.ac.uk
Tel: 024 7652 4732

Rebecca Richards – Gallery Assistant


Rebecca provides the initial welcome for visitors to the gallery and assists with day-to-day operations and administration.
Email: meadgallery@warwick.ac.uk
Tel: 024 7652 2589

Charlotte Stokes – Gallery Assistant


Charlotte provides the initial welcome for visitors to the gallery and assists with day-to-day operations and administration.
Email: meadgallery@warwick.ac.uk
Tel: 024 7652 2589

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Front of House and Operations

Front of House and Operations

The Front of House and Operations team are responsible for both the future planning and the day-to-day management of the building and operations.

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The Front of House and Operations team are responsible for both the future planning and the day-to-day management of the building and operations.

Andrea Pulford – Director of Planning and Operations

Andrea leads on strategic and financial planning, identifying market trends, managing change and operational teams. Andrea also oversees HR, IT, facility, event and production management, maintenance, capital projects, security, customer service, health and safety, licensing, governance and risk management, and sustainability. As Andrea herself says, “You name it, I manage it!”

Email: A.Pulford@warwick.ac.uk
Tel: 024 7615 0488

Paul Roberts – House Manager


Paul is responsible for the day-to-day management of the building and operations.
Email: P.G.Roberts@warwick.ac.uk
Tel: 024 7652 8125

Claire Farnell – Assistant House Manager


Claire assists Paul in the day-to-day management of the building and operations.
Email: C.Farnell@warwick.ac.uk
Tel: 024 7652 4903

Ben Suffolk – Assistant House Manager


Ben assists Paul in the day-to-day management of the building and operations.
Email: B.Suffolk@warwick.ac.uk
Tel: 024 7652 2793

Jim Morris – Assistant House Manager


Jim assists Paul in the day-to-day management of the building and operations.
Email: J.Morris@warwick.ac.uk
Tel: 024 7652 2272

Operations Assistants

Barry Croxford, Will Howarth, Shirley Stanley and Steve Rose

Barry, Will, Shirley and Steve assist on day-to-day operational activities.
Email: Operations-Assistants@warwick.ac.uk
Tel: 024 7652 2442

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Finance

Finance

The Finance department is responsible for all financial operations.

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The Finance department is responsible for all financial operations.

Vicky Timms – Finance Manager


Vicky manages the strategic financial operations of Warwick Arts Centre.
Email: v.timms@warwick.ac.uk
Tel: 024 7652 3786

Richard Evans – Finance Officer


Richard is responsible for the day-to-day financial operations at Warwick Arts Centre.
Email: Richard.D.Evans@warwick.ac.uk
Tel: 024 7652 2060

Mark Rigg – Finance Assistant/Cashier


Mark is responsible for Box Office income and other financial operations.
Email: M.Rigg@warwick.ac.uk
Tel: 024 7657 4498

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Technical

The Technical department provide technical expertise and support for visiting productions and events.

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The Technical department provide technical expertise and support for visiting productions and events.

Howard Potts – Technical Director


Howard is responsible for the Technical Department at Warwick Arts Centre and is one of our longest serving team members, having worked here for over 20 years. Originally from Carlisle, Howard holds a degree in Science from Durham University, and has previously worked at the Harrogate Centre and the Theatre Royal Plymouth.
Email: H.Potts@warwick.ac.uk
Tel: 024 7652 3793



Tom Langford – Technical Manager


Tom manages Technical operations and staffing at Warwick Arts Centre.
Email: T.P.Langford@warwick.ac.uk
Tel: 024 7652 4889

Nick Matteri – Technical Stage Manager


Nick is responsible for sets, flying and rigging for all events at Warwick Arts Centre.
Email: N.J.Matteri@warwick.ac.uk
Tel: 024 7615 1953

Adam Cardew – Deputy Technical Stage Manager


Adam works on sets, flying and rigging, helping to deliver technical stage requirements for events at Warwick Arts Centre.
Email: R.A.Cardew@warwick.ac.uk
Tel: 024 7615 1953

David Smith – Deputy Technical Stage Manager


David works on sets, flying and rigging, helping to deliver technical stage requirements for events at Warwick Arts Centre.
Email: D.H.Smith@warwick.ac.uk
Tel: 024 7615 1953

Mark Smith – Chief Electrician


Mark is responsible for all electrical and lighting requirements.
Email: M.J.Smith.3@warwick.ac.uk
Tel: 024 7652 3442

Martin Busby (Mutley) – Assistant Electrician


Martin assists Mark on electrical and lighting requirements for events at Warwick Arts Centre.
Email: mutley@warwick.ac.uk
Tel: 024 7652 3442

Martin Medland – Sound Technician


Martin delivers the audio requirements for visiting companies.
Email: Martin.Medland@warwick.ac.uk
Tel: 024 7657 2691

Jack Ramplin – Theatre Technician


Jack provides support across the team and coordinates delivery of specific projects.
Email: J.Ramplin@warwick.ac.uk
Tel: 024 7615 1953

Jonathan Moss – Theatre Technician

Jonathan provides support across the team and coordinates delivery of specific projects.
Email: J.Moss@warwick.ac.uk
Tel: 024 7615 1953

Adrian Pearce – Projectionist


Adrian works on the technical side of cinema, inlcuding digital content.
Email: A.M.Pearce@warwick.ac.uk
Tel: 024 7652 2599

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Music Centre

Music Centre

The University of Warwick Music Centre offers the opportunity for all Warwick students to get involved with music during their studies. The Music Centre programmes a series of events with its student ensembles, from free lunchtime concerts to full scale spectaculars in the Butterworth Hall.

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The University of Warwick Music Centre offers the opportunity for all Warwick students to get involved with music during their studies. The Music Centre programmes a series of events with its student ensembles, from free lunchtime concerts to full scale spectaculars in the Butterworth Hall.

Paul McGrath – Director of Music

Paul studied at the National Opera Studio, London and won the prestigious conducting fellowship to the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester. Paul was formerly Associate Conductor to the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and is well know as an Opera conductor.

Email: Paul.McGrath@warwick.ac.uk
Tel: 024 7652 2141

Lucy Griffiths – Assistant Director of Music


Lucy is responsible for the lunchtime concert programme, leading rehearsals, marketing, educational & outreach projects and the Warwick Global Songbook project.
Email: L.A.E.Griffiths@warwick.ac.uk
Tel: 024 7652 2986

Lizzy Whyte – Music Centre Administrator


Lizzy is responsible for all administration for the Music Centre and is the first point of contact for students.
Email: E.Whyte@warwick.ac.uk
Tel: 024 7652 3799

James Vegnuti – Assistant Administrator


James deals with general enquiries, and is a first point of contact for all Music Centre enquiries.
Email: J.Vegnuti@warwick.ac.uk
Tel: 024 7652 2441

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Box Office

Box Office

The Box Office team welcome visitors to the venue and handle all ticket enquiries and bookings.

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The Box Office team welcome visitors to the venue and handle all ticket enquiries and bookings.

Emma Parker – Box Office Manager

Emma manages the Box Office with her team of 16, taking ticket bookings and helping to make all Arts Centre visitors feel welcome. Emma is responsible for maintaining the ticketing system and liaising with promoters, companies and agencies, as well as consistently providing excellent customer service.

Email: Emma.Parker@warwick.ac.uk
Tel: 024 7652 4524


Melissa Jordan – Assistant Sales and Box Office Manager


Mel assists Emma in the management of the Box Office team and operations.
Email: Melissa.Jordan@warwick.ac.uk
Tel: 024 7652 4524


Jackie Baldwin – Assistant Sales and Box Office Manager


Jackie assists Emma in the management of the Box Office team and operations.
Email: J.Baldwin@warwick.ac.uk
Tel: 024 7652 4524


Relief Box Office Supervisors

Anna Richardson, Laura Davenport and Rebecca Pilliere

Anna, Laura and Rebecca deputise for Melissa and Jackie in the day-to-day management of the Box Office.
Email: ticketing@warwick.ac.uk
Tel: 024 7652 4524


Amanda Glanville – Education and Group Bookings Assistant


Amanda co-ordinates bookings for schools and other groups.
Email: groupbookings@warwick.ac.uk
Tel: 024 7652 4524


Box Office Assistants

Sue McHugh and Anna Richardson

Sue and Anna welcome visitors to Warwick Arts Centre, answer customer enquiries and take ticket bookings. They are supported by a team of Casual Box Office Assistants.

Email: ticketing@warwick.ac.uk
Tel: 024 7652 4524

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