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Box Office Mon | 10am - 5.30pm

Tue-Sat | 10am - 7.30pm
(or until start of the last event)

Sun | Opens one hour before start of first event, closes after start of last event

RUTH BOLAM, Communications Officer
DANIEL COX, Programming & Projects Associate
ROSS GRAHAM, Box Office, Cinema Co-ordinator, Youth & Community Worker
SHONA HAMMON, Theatre Manager
ROS LAMONT, Deputy to CEO, Head of External Affairs
JAMES LOWTHER, Head of Visual Arts at Berwick Visual Arts

JIMMY MANNINGHAM, Deputy Technical Manager
WENDY PAYN, Head of Box Office, Deputy Theatre Manager, Head of Youth & Community Drama
STEVEN PERCY, Technical Operations Manager
DAVID PURVES, Bar Manager, General Administration Manager
MATTHEW ROOKE, Chief Executive & Artistic Director
VAL TOBIASS, Learning & Participation Co-ordinator (Visual Arts)

Board of Trustees
The Maltings Theatre & Cinema is managed by The Maltings (Berwick) Trust, an independent charitable trust. The Trust is governed by a voluntary Board of Trustees/Directors responsible for the governance and strategic management of the Trust.

Graham Brown, Chair
Formerly Business Director of one of the North East’s leading affordable housing companies (ISOS), now retired. Previously a trustee of various charities, Graham is currently Chair of a Newcastle-based housing association. 
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH), and a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD).
Graham joined the Board in 2014.  His business interests include strategic leadership and organisational development. 
Nick Davidson BEng (Hons)
After training as an engineer, Nick changed career path and qualified as an accountant. He spent 13 years working as an Audit Manager in an accountancy practice before switching to industry. He was a Financial Director in a Food Manufacturing Company for 7 years, before moving to his current role as Management Accountant for a Horse Bedding Manufacturing Company. He has also been a School Governor for the last 9 years for a local First School.
A regular attender at The Maltings, Nick joined the Board in 2011, with special interests in the finance and sustainability of the organisation. 
Joe Lang
Joe is a business consultant specialising in brand, customer, employee and investor communications. He founded a London communications strategy and content agency, which he ran for over 30 years. Clients included many FTSE100 and overseas-based multinationals, as well as arts organisations such as Arts Council England, English National Opera and Glyndebourne. He was elected a Fellow of the British Association of Communicators in Business (now FIIC) in 2002 and a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (FRSA) in 2005.
He joined the Board in 2015 and takes a particular interest in strategy, marketing and finance.
Scott Sherrard
Now living near Duns, Scott worked in London for many years managing two major advertising agencies - Grey London as Managing Director, and CDP as Chairman, with clients including Nike, P&G, Mars, and Warner Bros. He set up a strategic consultancy, the Cambridge Centre, focusing on brand development and destination marketing for clients including the Mary Rose, Alnwick Castle and Garden, Durham County Cricket Club, Great Run Company, the Scottish Government, Castle Howard, and the National Trust for Scotland. He also owns Theatre of Ideas, using theatre workshop techniques to encourage creativity in business.
His interest is in developing audiences through defined brand strengths and marketing.  

Amanda Brown

Jan Casson


The Maltings Theatre & Cinema is operated by The Maltings (Berwick) Trust Registered Charity No: 701194