Artwork by Fabric Lenny

Below you can find contact details for our staff team. If you’re not sure who the best member of our team is to deal with your enquiry our Box Office team will be happy to help put you in touch with the right person.


Alexander Ferris | Chief Executive & Creative Director
T: 01642 525181 E: [email protected]

Shaun Dowd | Operations Director & Deputy Chief Executive
T: 01642 525184 E: [email protected]

Simi Kumar | Finance & HR Director
T: 01642 525187  E: [email protected]

Lisa Taylor | Executive Development Manager
T: 01642 434172  E: [email protected]



Allison Birt | Producer
T: 01642 665405 E: [email protected]

Andy Newcombe | Producer
T: 01642 665402 E: [email protected]

Parissa Zarifi | Hires and Programme Coordinator
T: 01642 525186 E: [email protected]

If you are a theatre company or artist who is interested in being programmed at ARC, please read our Artistic Policy prior to expressing your interest.

Creative Learning

Sonya Curle | Creative Learning Producer
T: 01642 434174  E: [email protected]

Emma Dyson | Creative Learning Coordinator
T: 01642 665401 E: [email protected]

Lynne Lawson | Creative Learning Coordinator
T: 01642 525183 E: [email protected]

Tees Valley New Creatives

Ella Brewster | Tees Valley New Creatives Assistant
T: 01642 434175 E: [email protected]

Lucy Harper | Tees Valley New Creatives Network Builder
E: [email protected]


Patrick Hollifield | Marketing Manager
T: 01642 525193  E: [email protected]

Louise Wilkin | Deputy Marketing Manager
T: 01642 665408  E: [email protected]

Hayley Pink | Marketing Assistant
T: 01642 434171  E: [email protected]

Simon Shaw | Marketing Assistant
T: 01642 525189 E: [email protected]

Maryam Ali | Marketing and Box Office Assistant
T: 01642 434164  E: [email protected]

Sarah Harbron | Marketing and Box Office Assistant
T: 01642 434164  E: [email protected]

Judith Crompton | Family Arts Coordinator
T: 01642 434167 E: [email protected]

Emily Wilkinson | Marketing Assistant


Technical & Buildings

Peter Burgon | Technical Manager
T: 01642 525190  E: [email protected]

Oliver Davies | Technician
E: [email protected]

Lauren Wilson | Technician
E: [email protected]

Alec Peach | Technician
E: [email protected]

Bryan Robson | Maintenance Technician
E: [email protected]

Customer Services

Alan Gibson | Customer Services Manager
T: 01642 525196  E: [email protected]

Abigail Sharkey | Box Office Supervisor
E: [email protected]

You can contact our Box Office team by calling 01642 525199 or by emailing [email protected]

No 60 & Housekeeping

Cheryl Carter | Catering Manager
E: [email protected]

Reese Harrison | Cafe Bar Assistant

Andrew Stothard | Kitchen Porter

Andrew Mellor | Housekeeper

Michael Hardy | Housekeeper

Finance & HR

Simi Kumar | Finance & HR Director
T: 01642 525187  E: [email protected]

Liz Douglas | Finance Assistant
T: 01642 525182  E: [email protected]