Telephone: 01885 488575
Address: Tenbury Road, Bromyard, HR7 4LL
About Us

The Conquest Theatre is a purpose-built venue in the heart of Bromyard, a market town in Herefordshire. We’re a registered charity founded in 1980, and we now have 153 seats in our recently refurbished auditorium, a coffee shop and bar, as well as offering venue and costume hire.

We aim to promote the arts, which is why we host a variety of events – anything from music and comedy to dance and ballet. We also hold workshops, youth theatres and exhibitions alongside our vibrant programme of events live on stage, event cinema and film.

We also want to be at the heart of the community, and it’s thanks to them that we thrive. Run solely by volunteers, the Conquest Theatre can be a great stepping stone for young people forging a career in the arts, or those who just want to give up a few hours each month to be involved in the local community.

We’re proud of our in-house drama group which puts on everything from West End favourites such as Chicago, My Fair Lady and Oliver to one-act plays in our more intimate foyer space – but our youth theatre is something we’re also passionate about. Those on stage are working alongside our costume department, with more than 1,000 outfits, a team of dedicated set-builders, technicians and front of house staff, there’s plenty of opportunities to get involved.

Management Team

The Conquest Theatre is led by the Management Team

MANAGEMENT TEAM MEMBERS / Sarah Handley, Sally Handley, Hugh Farey, Patricia Rimell, Margaret Dallow, Sue Thomas, Phil Davies, Janet Hugman, Nikki Ivison, Ryan Brown, James Thomas, Sofie Smith

OPERATIONS DIRECTOR/ Sarah Handley

BACKSTAGE MANAGER/ James Thomas
– TECHNICAL MANAGER/ Peter Tootill
– WARDROBE MANAGER/ Jenny Shortland
– KOFFEE KLUB LIAISON/ Trevor Smith

FRONT OF HOUSE MANAGER/ Ryan Brown
– DEPUTY FRONT OF HOUSE MANAGER/ Janet Hugman
– SUPPLIES & PURCHASING OFFICER/ Sarah Handley
– BAR MANAGER/ Bryan James

HEALTH, SAFETY & FACILITIES MANAGER/ Hugh Farey
– HEALTH & SAFETY OFFICER/ Lauraine West
– SAFEGUARDING OFFICERS/ Hugh Farey & Sally Handley
– BUILDING SUPERVISOR/ Graham Shortland
– CLEANING LIAISON OFFICER/ Patricia Rimell

FINANCE OFFICER/ Sue Thomas

COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR/ Phil Davies

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT LEAD/ Nikki Ivison
– COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT OFFICERS/ Sarah Handley, Sally Handley, Phil Davies & Paul Spelman

MARKETING MANAGER/ Sofie Smith
– MARKETING OFFICERS/ James Thomas, Ryan Brown & Patricia Rimell

COMPANY LIAISON OFFICER/ Patricia Rimell

FUNDRAISING & GRANTS OFFICER/ Mike Cresswell

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR/ Hugh Farey

YOUTH THEATRE LEADER/ Ellen Pitts

CAMEO LEADER/ Rebecca Cook

DRAMA GROUP LEADER/ Margaret Dallow

MEMBERSHIP SECRETARY/ Kyla Davies

PROGRAMMING OFFICER/ Patricia Rimell