Lindsey Alvis

Executive director and joint CEO

Lindsey oversees the artistic vision, strategy and management alongside our artistic director, Paul. With Paul she reports to the board of trustees and manages the core team. Her role includes overseeing the company’s finances, fundraising, producing and communications.

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Lindsey is passionate about providing opportunities for artists and theatre-makers in the city in which she grew up, making Hull a creative and vibrant place to live, work and play.

After 10 years producing theatre, first for London based touring company Headlong & then Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse theatres, Lindsey returned home for Hull UK City of Culture 2017 where she worked on projects such as Slung Low’s Flood, Blast Theory’s 2097: We Made Ourselves Over and The Last Testament of Lillian Bilocca at Hull’s historic Guildhall, as well as the Edinburgh Fringe Hull Takeover and the Hull Independent Producer Initiative.

In 2021/22 Lindsey completed a fellowship with Clore Leadership with much of her learning focusing on pregnancy and early motherhood in relation to leadership, personal and professional development, and paid work. She is passionate about parents being able to remain and thrive in the sector and retaining talent, championing policies like the four day week and flexible working.

Lindsey recently participated in the ground-breaking creative writing programme Mothership Writers, “The eight-week courses are designed to spark your imagination and get you writing. It’s an opportunity to nurture your creative side and carve out some time for you – while feeling the benefits of putting pen to paper” and highly recommends it.

Lindsey is currently a fellow of Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy’s Senior Fellowship.