Our Team & Vacancies
Chief Executive & Creative Director
Stephen leads all aspects of the organisation’s work both artistic and commercial. Norwich Theatre covers Norwich Theatre Royal, The Playhouse and Stage Two. Stephen began his career as a professional classical singer before entering the cultural sector and, prior to his move to Norwich in 2016, spent 9 years at The Lowry, latterly as Deputy Chief Executive. Stephen is also co-chair of Dance Consortium, chair of Curious Directive and a board member of New Anglia Culture Board and The Touring Partnership and a South East Area Council Member of Arts Council England.
Director of Creative Programmes and Audiences
Commercial and Visitor Services Director
Technical & Buildings Director
Board of Trustees
Michael Newey, Chairman
Michael became chairman of Norwich Theatre in 2014. Michael has worked in the affordable housing sector since 1997, having previously worked for Flagship Housing Group and Anglia Housing Group. Prior to 1997 Michael worked as a Chartered Surveyor in private practice in London, working for Richard Ellis and Savills. Michael is currently the Group Chief Executive of Broadland Housing since May 2003. He is ex-officio member of the Board and Executive Chair of Broadland St Benedicts Limited.
Tom Sleigh, Chair of Trustees – Designate
Tom was Chair of the Board of the Barbican Arts Centre from 2020-2024, leading a period of significant change to the management team, business model, and culture. Tom has worked in executive roles across the public and private sectors over two decades, including at Lloyds Banking Group, and is presently Director of Corporate Affairs at The Bank of London.