Winchester Theatre Trust (WTT) is a charitable trust, the sole asset of which is the Theatre Royal Winchester. WTT’s objective is to ensure the theatre is preserved for the use of the community.
The Live Theatre Winchester Trust operate all aspects of the Theatre.
Stephen Gates Live Theatre Winchester Trust
Chair of the Board
Steve has been closely involved in the business community of Winchester for over 20 years, with 16 years as Managing Director of Denplan - while also chairing the Winchester Area Committee for the Hampshire Chamber of Commerce.
Steve is a holder of the Winchester Millennium Egg, which is awarded annually by the City Council to mark significant contribution to the business community in Winchester.
Steve is now founder and CEO of Bright Light Leadership Ltd and a director of the SEEDFund charity and the Hampshire Chamber of Commerce.
Anthony Arkwright Live Theatre Winchester Trust
Anthony’s background is in property working for national firms, South coast independents as well as having run his own companies. An active member of Winchester Rotary, he has much experience of service in the community and fundraising.
Geoff Curran Live Theatre Winchester Trust
Geoff is a Chartered Surveyor who has worked in both the Private and Public sectors, dealing with the maintenance and repair of a broad range of buildings.
He lives in Bishops Waltham and has worked in and around Winchester for over 20 years.
His main role is to support the very competent theatre staff with building issues.
Sarah Drewery Live Theatre Winchester Trust
Sarah started her career as an engineer but has now moved into corporate finance and accounting.
She also helps run a small family business and has a wide-ranging interest in the arts, as an audience member.
Yinnon Ezra MBE Live Theatre Winchester Trust
David Hill Live Theatre Winchester Trust
David Hill is Director of ArtReach (www.artreach.biz), a cultural development agency which he established in 1996.
David’s career in the arts has included being Marketing Director at Birmingham Hippodrome, Artistic Director of Theatre Station Blyth, Project Director at Norden Farm Centre for the Arts and Associate Director at Cheltenham Everyman.
He is also currently Vice Chair of Curve in Leicester and Chair of Leicester Arts Festivals.
Tamzin Sallis Live Theatre Winchester Trust
Tamzin has worked as an actress, producer and a director of the Lion & Unicorn Theatre in London in addition to the Giant Olive production company.She is a doctoral studentship student at the University of Winchester researching controversy and censorship in contemporary British Theatre.
Dr Paul Spencer Live Theatre Winchester Trust
Paul works for Winchester Business Improvement District and prior to this he worked in an economic development role with a particular focus on cultural and creative industries. He is passionate about the arts, business, cities, creativity, economy, place making and place management.
Iain Steel Chair of
Winchester Theatre Trust
Iain’s family has served the community for over 150 years & currently sponsor The Foyer. A regular attendee & sometime performer, he is the third generation of the Steels to continue supporting the Theatre.
Sarah Wilson-White Live Theatre Winchester Trust
Sarah is a Producer with a passion for contemporary theatre, regional touring and artist development.
Presently she is a Projects Producer for Fuel working on mid-scale touring productions including Barber Shop Chronicles. Prior to joining Fuel she worked as a Producer for Farnham Maltings, producing work nationally.
To date Sarah has had articles published in Guardian Culture Professionals, Arts Professional and Arts Industry. Alongside producing Sarah is a visiting lecturer at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.