#JMKSpace Ask an Artistic Director

Ask an Artistic Director 


Chris Haydon

Please Note that this event has had to be rescheduled. The revised details are below.

Artistic Directors are seen as some of the most influential individuals in the theatre industry.

But what do they actually do?

And, more importantly, what does one need to do to get a show out of them?

In this session, Christopher Haydon will talk about his own experience of running two very different theatres, The Gate and The Rose Kingston, and of working with other AD's in a range of different contexts.

He will also answer any questions about all aspects of the job, including: programming, fundraising, institutional leadership, and co-producing.

Please send in any other questions you may want to ask on the day when requesting a place, so these can be included by Chris in the session.

This #JMKSpace event is open to all.  It takes the place of our directors' groups normally hosted by Sherman Theatre Cardiff, Bristol Old Vic and The Nuffield Theatres.

The workshop will take place 11.30 am-1.00pm on Monday June 1st on Zoom

To reserve your free place, and receive a Zoom invitation, please email- jo@jmktrust.org

If you have any access requirements, need technical support or have any other questions, please don't hesitate to contact jo@jmktrust.org

More #JMKSpace open-access events to be announced soon.


Christopher Haydon is currently artistic director of the Rose Theatre, was artistic director of the Gate Theatre from 2012-17 and is author of The Art of the Artistic Director. He is a Trustee of the JMK Trust.

Chris’ most recent short film MARTHA was funded by the BFI and premiered at the LFF.

He most recently directed MACBETH with Lucy Ellinson in the title role at the Manchester Royal Exchange. Earlier in the year he directed the world premiere of Barney Norris’ new adaptation of Kazuo Ishiguro’s THE REMAINS OF THE DAY at Northampton Royal & Derngate, before it headed out on a UK tour.

11.30 am-1.00pm on Monday June 1st
#JMKSpace on Zoom