Jon has worked in the theatre for many years, as a Producer, Theatre Consultant and production manager, working for and helping to develop many well-reputed companies and venues including: Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, London; the Abbey Theatre, Dublin; Bill Kenwright Ltd; and Charcoalblue Theatre Consultants. In addition to his role as a producer for Birdsong Productions, Jon also provides business planning for theatres around the UK, having worked for five years as a consultant at one of the leading theatre consultancies in the UK, Charcoalblue.
He has worked on numerous forms of productions all over the world including: outdoor spectaculars in Dubai; world premieres of new writing in Dublin and London; as well as many UK tours and West End transfers, including triple Olivier Award-winning Hello, Dolly! at Regent’s Park; Sam Shepherd’s Kicking a Dead Horse (world premiere - Dublin and subsequent transfer to London); Peter Hall’s The Vortex (West End)
and Love Never Dies, Hair and The Lion King (Hamburg).
Previous consultancy projects include: Nuffield Southampton Theatres (Producing planning), The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre (interim Chief Exec), The Towngate Theatre Basildon (Interim Management), The SEC Glasgow (Business feasibility study), Cape Town V&A Theatre (business plan review), Greenwich Jetty Theatre (business plan and feasibility study), Cheltenham Town Hall (business plan and capital project development), Middlesbrough Town Hall (business planning and funding strategy), Worthing Theatres Trust (Business Planning), Alexandra Palace (capital project), QAH Abu Dhabi (feasibility study), NTI India (Business Feasibility Study), The State Cinema Grays (business planning), The Octagon Theatre Yeovil (business efficiency review), Piece Hall Halifax (cultural events planning), Southwark Cultural Quarter (cultural placemaking & Business Plan), Abbey Theatre Dublin (new café implementation & Business Plan), Shoreditch Town Hall (Capital Project), The Backstage Centre (design and business plan), Bristol Old Vic (250th anniversary project), Newcastle Theatre Royal (175th Anniversary project) amongst others.