David co-founded The Bike Shed Theatre in 2010, having trained as an actor and director in Exeter. In the first three years of the organisation’s history, he directed most of the productions, focussing on new writing. He has just completed a Clore Leadership Fellowship.
David leads the organisation and curates the programme. He is managing the capital project for the creation of the Boat Shed. He can be contacted here.
Director of Strategy & Communications
Kelly joined The Bike Shed Theatre in 2015, having worked for Soho Theatre, the Royal Court, MJE Productions and, most recently, Exeter Phoenix. Alongside her work for the Bike Shed, she is a consultant for Kaleider.
Kelly leads on Communications and Strategy for the Bike Shed, as well as overseeing the operations of the organisation. She can be contacted here.
Gemma joined The Bike Shed Theatre in 2013, having come to the UK from New Zealand in 2009. She has degrees from the University of Waikato and combines working at the Bike Shed with working as Finance Officer for Exeter Phoenix.
Gemma is responsible for the operational management of the Bike Shed. She can be contacted here.
Justine joined The Bike Shed Theatre in 2011, having graduated from the University of Exeter. She initially worked in the theatre in technical and directing roles, before moving behind the bar. In 2015, Justine became Bar Manager. She has a passion for cocktails and unusual spirits, and is often found behind the bar tinkering and trying out new things.
Justine is responsible for the management of the bar and private hires. She can be contacted here.
Often referred to as the ‘Other David’, having been at the Bikeshed since 2011, is one of the longest standing members of the team, literally as well chronologically. Being involved with the Bike Shed in many ways, including Bar Manager, he knows the heart and soul of the place well.
David is the music booker & promoter for the Bike Shed Theatre and he can be contacted here
Marketing and Sales Officer
Alex joined The Bike Shed Theatre in 2015, having completed a Digital Apprenticeship at social enterprise Cosmic, where he subsequently worked. Alex has a strong interest in theatre and is involved in several amateur theatre groups in East Devon.
Alex is responsible for the day-to-day management of marketing and sales. He can be contacted here.
Emily Souter Johnson
Emily joined The Bike Shed Theatre in 2016, having worked for various festivals and arts organisation in Bristol and London. Emily initially trained as a fine artist but now performs comedy, clowning and cabaret.
Emily is responsible for the artist development opportunities at The Bike Shed Theatre. She can be contacted here.
In 2013, The Bike Shed Theatre became a charity, with a board of trustees.
They are Andrew Macbean, Anna Matthews, David Prescott, Penny Scott, Emma Stenning (Chair) and Neal Whitfield.