A New Creative Director for Warwick Arts Centre
The University of Warwick is pleased to announce the appointment of Beth Byrne as the new Creative Director for Warwick Arts Centre. With over twenty years of production experience in performance sectors, Beth brings a wealth of expertise to her new role.
Beth most recently served as CEO of Shoreditch Town Hall. Prior to that, she held the position of Executive Producer at the Southbank Centre, managed international tours and productions, and served as Associate Producer for commercial productions such as War Horse and Shrek the Musical.
Commenting on her new role Beth said: “I am thrilled to be joining Warwick Arts Centre as Creative Director in January 2024. It is such a fantastic collection of accessible spaces, alive with the potential for people to meet, create and experience the best of arts and culture. I feel privileged to work for an organisation that holds such an important place in the UK's cultural landscape: supporting the work of companies and artists from the outset to the pinnacle, of their careers.
“I look forward to working with the brilliant team there to build on their great work to create a programme that breaks down barriers and where everyone feels welcome to experience joyful, communal and memorable events."
Doreen Foster, Director of Warwick Arts Centre, added: “We are delighted to welcome Beth to our team. She brings with her a wealth of experience and creativity, which will help bolster our commitment to the arts.”
In her new role as Creative Director at Warwick Arts Centre, Beth will work to build on the Warwick Arts Centre’s diverse programming and commitment to fostering a welcoming and inclusive cultural environment.
Warwick Arts Centre forms part of the University of Warwick’s £100million investment into arts, which includes the RIBA award winning faculty of arts building and a new base in Venice. The Arts Centre is home to three cinemas, two theatres, a concert hall, a studio and gallery, which is currently hosting the Phantom Sculpture Exhibition.