Who’s Who

The Apollo Theatre is run and staffed entirely by volunteers, as it has been throughout its 45-year history (though of course we ‘buy in’ professional assistance where necessary – for example, auditors and specialist builders).  The theatre itself is owned by a Charitable Trust, which is funded through income from the Apollo Players.

Every year, at the AGM in November, the Arts Manager for the following season (September-August) is elected on the basis of a season which he or she puts forward to the membership.  Once the Arts Manager has been elected and his or her season has been approved, the directors of that season’s plays are selected. Only members may take part in the Players’ productions.



The Players management team consists of:

Theatre Director & Chair of management committee

(elected three-yearly)

Amy Burns (2016-19)
Arts Manager (elected annually in November for season beginning the following September) Maggie Cardew (2018-19); Di Evans (2019-20)
Business Manager (elected biannually) Ginnie Orrey (2018-20)
Marketing & Publicity (elected biannually) Maureen Sullivan (2018-20)
Players’ Secretary (elected biannually) Michael Whitehead (2018-20)
Membership Secretary (elected biannually) Carole Crow (2017-19)
House Manager (elected biannually) Steve Reading (co-opted 2018-19)
Technical Manager (elected biannually) Dan Burns (2017-19)
Members’ Representatives (elected annually) Mike Crowe (2018-19)

Tom Hilton (2018-19)

Bar Manager & Licensee (co-opted) Paul Stevens
Wardrobe Manager (co-opted) Peggy Harcourt
Apollo Trust Buildings Manager (co-opted) Roger Simpson
Apollo Trust Secretary (co-opted) Cynara Crump