The Team

The Albany Theatre in Coventry is run by a professional team supported by our willing and talented volunteers. We also offer opportunities to younger people through our apprenticeships. To find out more about how to get involved, please see Join Us

Kevin Shaw

Chief Executive & Artistic Director

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Events Team

Darren Knapton

Events Manager

Darren manages all things events at the theatre. He can be found booking in shows for our seasonal programmes, implementing policies to ensure each performance runs as smoothly as possible, making new volunteers feel welcome into the team, and loads more. Darren joined The Albany in 2019 after working for other venues across the country.

Flora Shanks

Events Assistant

Flora plays a vital role within our events department. Her many responsibilities include assisting with programming and working with our hirers to ensure that all needs are met. Since joining the events team in 2019, Flora has been the driving force in improving the venue’s environmental policy and continues to review and develop our strategies. For vegan treats, sustainable cups, recycling, and more Flora’s your woman!

Chloe George

Outreach and Events Assistant

Chloe began her role at The Albany in 2019 as an apprentice in the events team and has gone on to grow her passion for outreach and education within the organisation. Chloe now assists in shaping the theatre’s Education and Outreach programme which will provide long-lasting links between The Albany and the community.

Communications Team

Jodie Dickson

Communications Coordinator

Jodie currently looks after our Communications department. She spends her time creating content for our social media channels, writing email campaigns, designing signage, spreading the word for the theatre, and so much more. Jodie began her journey at The Albany as a Marketing Apprentice in 2016 and has since progressed through the company.

Technical Team

Dan Tilley

Technical Manager

Dan is our technical manager. He manages everything behind the curtain. From lightbulbs to entire production designs, Dan and his dedicated team of permanent staff and volunteers make everything work like magic. He can be found holding production meetings with theatre companies to ensure their event is everything they envisage, heading up our health and safety department, or getting an event from paper to audience. Dan has worked in some of the UK’s most acclaimed venues in various roles.

Mike Molloy

Technical Assistant

Mike started at The Albany Theatre as an Apprentice Technician and is in the final stages of his apprenticeship. Mike enjoys working on the many genres of performance that The Albany Theatre hosts.

Daniel Robinson

Technical Apprentice

Daniel started his apprenticeship in 2020 with us. He looks forward to gaining the experience and tools to excel in the world of live events.

Finance Team

Amanda Thacker

Finance Assistant

Amanda looks after our finance department ensuring that things behind the scenes run like clockwork wherever money is concerned. Amanda assists with everything from day-to-day finance management to forecasting event income. She joined us at the beginning of 2020 and has transformed the efficiency of the department.

What's On?

The Turville Militant Pacifists
Judy & Liza - 10th Anniversary Tour
Homeward Hie (CVFolk)
YOG Unmuted
A Midsummer Night’s Dream & Macbeth: A Shakespeare Double Bill
NDFA National Drama Festival 2021
Romeo & Juliette
Joe Zalias and his Horrible Stunts for Kids Tour
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
A Perfect Likeness
All Above Board
Pulp Friction
Bernie Marsden - Whitesnake
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
Queens Greatest Hits Performed By The Bohemians
Dear Zoo
Be Bop A Lula
Swan Lake
Ian & Vincent - Ballroom Boys Act Two
Karl Loxley- Classical Voices
Kayleigh Hill Dance Academy
The World Famous Elvis Show 2021
Emily Atack Has Left The Group
By the Waters of Liverpool
Not: Lady Chatterley's Lover
Clinton Baptiste Goes Stratospheric!
Darkside Pink Floyd
Strictly Sherlock
Legends of Swing with Down for the Count Swing Orchestra
Nigel McIntyre and Gareth Watson presents... An Evening With Brian Blessed
Fairytale of New York
The Snow Queen
The Mersey Beatles 2021
A Christmas Carol
ACDC Experience
The Legends of American Country Show
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
Special Kinda Madness
80s Live
So You Think You Know About Dinosaurs?
Giovanni - This is Me
Neil Jones - Gingerland
Ireland the Show
Jive Talkin'
Patti Boulaye - Aretha and Me
Big Girls Don't Cry
YOG Barnum
Cloudbusting - The Music of Kate Bush
Paul Merton’s Impro Chums
Vincent Simone - Tango Passions
That'll Be The Day - 35th Anniversary Tour

Latest News

The Albany Theatre specially invites you to join us this Friday as we celebrate our reopening in style! Local Pianist Tim Spencer brings a relaxed atmosphere with live piano show tunes throughout the evening, while the bar will be open to enjoy drinks.
Coventry’s Albany Theatre warmly welcomes Taiwo Owatemi, Coventry North West MP, as a new member of the Board of Trustees responsible for this important community venue.
Join us this festive season as we invite you to delve into Charles Dickens’ timeless Christmas classic as it jumps from page to stage brimming with heart-warming merriment and Victorian charm.
From one exciting announcement to another, The Albany is overjoyed to have received a further grant from the government's Culture Recovery Fund that will provide vital support as they begin to reopen, recover, and rejuvenate! #HereForCulture
The Albany has got its sun hat at the ready as a new season of sizzling summer events is announced as part of Coventry’s diverse cultural offering for 2021.
Coventry’s Albany Theatre Trust has secured its long-term future that will see exciting new creative spaces developed for the benefit of all in its community.

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