News: Derby Theatre appoints new Business Development Manager

Derby Theatre is delighted to announce the appointment of a new Business Development Manager, Andrew McIntyre, who started in his new role this week. 

Andrew has a long association of working in the city, as well as across the UK, with, and alongside, a variety of arts and cultural organisations and projects. He has over 20 years of cultural management experience, which started out when he marketed and was a road crew member for 1980s university rock and pop gigs in Manchester. 

Andrew’s long career has also included programming independent cinemas and festivals, working on capital projects and organisational development, and fundraising across a number of art forms. 


He worked in Derby for many years as the Director of the Metro Cinema in Green Lane and was one of the two co-founders and drivers of QUAD in Derby for its first 7 years of development. 


For the last 4 years, Andrew has worked around the country as a consultant and has freelanced for a range of arts organisations including, most recently, Lichfield Festival, Sensoria Festival in Sheffield, Helix Arts in Newcastle and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic. 


Andrew’s main duties for Derby Theatre will include: implementing and delivering a fundraising strategy for the theatre and associated projects, undertaking the writing of funding applications, liaising with key funding bodies, trusts, foundations and corporate partners to support the theatre and the work we do, identify sponsorship opportunities relating to the theatre’s various strands of work, as well as other business and development duties, initiatives and projects. 


Andrew McIntyre said: It feels great to be working back in Derby and I am really excited at the prospect of helping to bring income into Derby Theatre as it develops its nationally unique role as a Learning Theatre”. 


Gary Johnson (General Manager, Derby Theatre) said: “With Andrew’s long association of working within the arts and culture scene in Derby and across the country, his appointment is a very exciting one for us. We very much look forward to him being a part of the team here at the theatre and to further strengthen our aspirations as a Learning Theatre. 



Andrew’s role is the theatre’s latest appointment after a new Artistic Director, Sarah Brigham, was appointed a few weeks ago. Sarah will take up her post towards the end of January. 

If you would like more information about sponsorship and development opportunities with Derby Theatre please email Andrew direct at:  

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