Jon Gilchrist

  • Title: Trustee

Jon Gilchrist is Artistic Director and CEO of Birmingham Hippodrome Theatre Trust, which runs one of the UK’s busiest theatres and one of the largest performing arts campuses outside London. He joined the Hippodrome in 2022, having worked for four years as Executive Director of HOME, a multi-arts centre in Manchester which is the region’s busiest cultural attraction.

Previously Jon worked as Executive Director of the Bush Theatre, where he led on their major capital redevelopment and helped expand the organisation’s reach as a centre of excellence for diverse emerging talent. Before this he worked in marketing roles at theatres across the North West for ten years, including The Lowry in Salford, the Octagon Theatre Bolton, and the Dukes in Lancaster.

Jon is Joint President of UK Theatre, the country’s leading performing arts membership association, and is Chair of the Edge Theatre in Manchester.

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