Simon Reilly

    • General Manager
    • Production Manager



YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2020 - 2021Production Manager
Fourth Monkeyfourth monkey productions
2019 - 2021Freelance Theatre Professional
Take Note TheatreTake Note Theatre Company
2008 - 2019General Manager
Tabard TheatreThe Tabard Theatre
2006 - 2008Marketing Manager
Hackney EmpireHackney Empire
2004 - 2006Marketing Manager
Warehouse TheatreWarehouse Theatre
2004 - 2006Photographer/Graphic Designer/Freelance Theatre Consultant
2001 - 2004Producer/Director
Vivid Eye ProductionsMidlands Touring Company
Y Theatre, Birmingham Mac, Derby Voicebox
  • Education

    2004Post Graduate ActingMountview Theatre School

    Additional Skills

    General Manager of the Tabard Theatre

    Responsible for the programming, marketing, finance, technical and Front of House aspects and recruitment and management of staff/volunteers for the Tabard Theatre. Responsible for managing in-house productions. Visit

    Marketing Manager of the Hackney Empire duties include:

    Responsible for the management, development and execution of the marketing strategy for the Hackney Empire and its program, including three months as interim Head of Marketing. Key elements of this role include:

    oManaging a £300,000 marketing spend budget and allocating it into three key areas; Show related expenditure (flyers, adverts), Core expenditure (season brochures, regular advertising) and non-show specific (website, audience research and development). Providing regular reports to the Chief Executive.

    oPlaying a key role in decision making around the forthcoming programme and agreeing targets with the Chief Executive and the Head of Programming.

    oRecruitment and management of the marketing department (full time: Audience Development Officer, Press Officer, Marketing Assistant), freelance casual staff and overseeing and supporting the Box Office operation

    oDevising season and production campaigns and identifying potential audience markets for all elements of the repertoire.

    oProviding copy for in house productions and artwork direction/print management for all publicity and administration of the website

    oExecuting direct marketing campaigns, by mail, email, telephone, utilising both in-house generated data (Databox) and working with external providers for the acquisition of data.

    oManaging the Audience Development Strategy in progressing the Friends schemes and loyalty ladders.

    Marketing Manager of the Warehouse Theatre: Duties include:

    Devise, develop and oversee press and marketing strategy and Theatre policy.

    Consult with artistic director and assist in programming touring productions that reflect the theatre's artistic policy.

    Provide support and advice to producers over production matters and marketing.

    Target marketing for in house and visiting productions.

    Develop company brand.

    Arrange distribution of publicity material.

    Purchase advertising space, prepare copy and design advertisements.

    Target membership through databases.

    Oversee press releases.

    Maintain day to day contact with local press and liaise with Press agents.

    Write copy for programmes and season brochures.

    Design posters and flyers for productions using Adobe Photoshop.

    Providing photography, poster and flyer design for various projects and other press and marketing opportunities. Also advising clients on appropriate strategy for marketing campaigns. Clients include: Theatre 503, Pentameters Theatre, Richmond Music Trust, Arden school of Theatre, RDC Productions, I'm a Camera Theatre and the Warehouse Theatre.


    Russell Labey, Simon Thomsett, Nick Bromley, Greg Freeman

    About me

    Producer/Arts Consultant -

  • Skills

    Languages Spoken
    • English
    Years in industry
    • 6+ years
    Company Experience
    • Children's Theatre
    • Educational Theatre
    • National Theatre
    • Regional Theatre
    • UK Touring Theatre
    Experienced In
    • Comedy
    • Drama
    • Musicals
    • Pantomime
    • Revue
    • Shakespeare
    • Showcase
    • Tragedy