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Shoreditch Town Hall director steps down after five years

Nick Giles. Photo: Hugo Glendinning Nick Giles. Photo: Hugo Glendinning
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Nick Giles is to step down as director of Shoreditch Town Hall after five years in the role.

Giles took up the post in October 2011. Prior to his appointment, the London venue had no in-house artistic programme and no full entertainment licence.

There are now 40-50 productions each year, and, since taking over, the organisation’s turnover has increased from £330,000 to £1.1 million, Giles said.

Recent productions at the venue have included Jamie Lloyd’s revival of The Pitchfork Disney and YOUARENOWHERE, which was staged as part of the London International Festival of Theatre in 2016.

Giles told The Stage: “I just thought it was the right time to let someone else bring new ideas and energy, and the right time for me personally. A lot of the things I really wanted to do, I’ve done. It’s been so much more exciting and successful than I could have ever imagined.”

He will remain an associate of the venue and a successor will be announced in due course.

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