Introducing Hull Truck Theatre…

Hull Truck Theatre produces and presents inspiring theatre that reflects the diversity of a modern Britain. We provide the resources, space and support to grow people and ideas. We are an ambassador for our city, a flagship for our region and a welcoming home for our communities.

Our Change Creation Plan

Hull Truck Theatre is playing a central role in the success of Hull 2017 UK City of Culture, delivering a year of exceptional drama through an enhanced programme of outstanding productions including “The Hypocrite” (co-produced with the Royal Shakespeare Company) and “Richard III” (co-produced with Northern Broadsides).

Having upscaled in many ways during this special year, and with the theatre’s context forever repositioned as a result of Hull 2017, we now face the exciting challenge of finding our “new normal”: an ongoing operational model which is financially sustainable and continues to achieve ever-greater resilience and ambition.

The organisation is bound to change as it moves out of what has been a year of unprecedented opportunity and enters the 2018-22 NPO round, and we will seek to make that change beneficial for both the present and the long-term, within a wider context of standstill funding and increasing costs, focusing our attention around the key areas of structure, ambition, brand, entrepreneurship and community. Connecting with Change Creation at this crucial time in the life of the theatre will allow us to take the next steps on our positive change journey as part of an invaluable network of peers, sharing learning, insight, expertise and experiences along the way.

Mark Babych

Mark is the Artistic Director and co-CEO of Hull Truck Theatre, where his most recent production is “A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian”. He has directed a wide range of classic and contemporary theatre, new plays and Shakespeare, and his award-winning work has been seen throughout the UK, Republic of Ireland and Europe.

Janthi Mills-Ward

Janthi is the Executive Director and co-CEO of Hull Truck Theatre. She holds an Advanced Certificate in Arts Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing and has extensive experience working in regional producing theatres. Janthi was previously General Manager of Coventry’s Belgrade Theatre and nominated as “Theatre Manager of the Year” in the UK Theatre Awards.

Andy Pyke

Andy is a Chartered Accountant who joined Hull Truck Theatre as Financial Controller in early 2015 and sits on the organisation’s Senior Management Team. His background is as an auditor, and he is excited about developing a network of peers who are passionate about business resilience within the arts.