Ustinov Studio, Theatre Rotal Bath announces new Artistic Director

Last Updated on 30th January 2020

Deborah Warner has been announced as the new Artistic Director of the Ustinov Studio at the Theatre Royal Bath.

Deborah Warner Theatre Royal Bath
Deborah Warner. Photo: Claire Egan

Theatre Royal Bath is delighted to announce the appointment of internationally acclaimed and multi-award-winning theatre and opera director, Deborah Warner, as the new Artistic Director of the Ustinov Studio. Her inaugural season will be Autumn 2020 with full details and programming to be announced in due course.

Deborah Warner said: “I am delighted to be joining the team in Bath and very excited to be working on a small and intimate scale once more. The Ustinov Studio has become a major force in British theatre and I look forward to the opportunity to present challenging and questioning theatre in all its many forms as we enter this new decade.”

Danny Moar, Director of Theatre Royal Bath, said “This is a fabulous appointment for the Theatre Royal Bath and a testament to the role the Ustinov Studio plays locally, nationally and internationally. Deborah’s extraordinary track record speaks for itself and we very much look forward to working with her in the years ahead.”

Deborah Warner founded The Kick Theatre Company in 1980 at the age of 21 and has since gone on to work with leading companies and talent worldwide, holding prestigious positions including Resident Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Associate Director of the National Theatre, and Associate Director of the Barbican.

In 2019 she was appointed The Cameron Mackintosh Visiting Professor of Contemporary Theatre at Oxford University.

She was created CBE in the 2006 Queens 80th Birthday Honours.


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