Christiaan De Villiers has joined the strategic management team at Northampton’s Royal & Derngate, taking on the role of Operations Director for the theatre and the Errol Flynn Filmhouse.
Christiaan brings a wealth of theatre management experience, having worked as General Manager for Live Nation venues, the Sunderland Empire and the White Rock Theatre in Hastings, and Ambassador Theatre Group venues the Liverpool Empire and Bristol Hippodrome. Most recently he was General Manager for the Ambassador Theatre Group at Richmond Theatre.
Chief Executive Martin Sutherland commented: “We are delighted to welcome Christiaan to our management team. He brings a great mix of skills and experience to the role of Operations Director, and I look forward to collaborating with him as we continue to develop the vision and scope of the organisation.”
De Villiers added: “Royal & Derngate is loved by its audiences and community and I am delighted to have joined the venue at such an exciting time in its history.
"I look forward to working with a highly skilled, experienced and dedicated team and having the opportunity to play a part in the growth of the venue and sharing our passion and ambition for the arts with the wider community.”