Our team

Our Community Studio Theatre and Performing Arts Centre is managed by a board of Trustees:


Jim Welsman

Joint Secretaries

Susannah Baines
Jo Hird


Janet Heald

Board Members

Sandie Tanner-Smith
David Todd


The centre also has a small team of volunteers who carry out a variety of tasks to maintain the building.

Technical Manager

We are currently looking for an in house Technical Manager who can maintain our lighting rig and give advice to hirers on staging a production in the John Cooper Studio.

Join a small but friendly team where your contribution really matters.

Voluntary (with the occasional free lunch) and some opportunities for paid work from hirers.

We use a system called Chamsys to control our venue lighting. This is a PC based lighting system.

If interested please send details to: 41monkgate@gmail.com


We recommend Tech247 who can manage every aspect of your production and supply technical equipment not available from our venue.

Pick Me Up Theatre

PMU have an extensive wardrobe and props available for hire and can provide scenery for a wide range of shows or design site specific sets.