Who we are


Liz O’Neill
Chief Executive / Artistic Director

Personal Assistant to the CEO

Finance & Admin Team

Gary Padden
General Manager
Helen Anderson
Finance Officer

Scot Cunningham
Bookings Officer


Creative Team

Saskia Metcalf
Head of Creative Development

Gill Balfour-Rouane
Creative Manager

Yemi Bolatiwa
Engagement Officer

Jack Hartshorn
Music & Community Studio Manager

Janine Obermaier
Resident Visual Artist

Natasha Stott
Resident Performing Artist

Programme and Marketing Team

Zoe Pickering
Head of Programming & Big Imaginations Manager

Sairah Rehman
Marketing & Audience Development Manager

Tiffany Bowman
Administration Officer

Holly Sharp
Communications & Producing Officer

Jamie Bryan
Digital Marketing Apprentice

Melissa Brakel
Manchester Cultural Education Partnership Coordinator

Technical Team

Steve Curtis
Head of Technical and Premises

Jason Hall
Senior Technician

Front of House

Emma Hardman
House Manager

Laura Monk
Deputy House Manager (Café)

Lucca Colonna
Deputy House Manager (Box Office)


Paul Roberts
Box Office Supervisor

Julie Ridley
Ticketing & Box Office Assistant

Jack Deighton
Cafe Supervisor