Selladoor Worldwide has appointed Richie Ross to lead the former Broadway Theatre in Peterborough when it relaunches later this year.
Selladoor, which recently took over the operation of the venue, has renamed it Peterborough New Theatre ahead of its reopening in September.
Ross will act as theatre director, joining Selladoor from the Regent Theatre Ipswich, where he has been general manager for the past two years.
He joins the company from June 1, ahead of the theatre relaunching on September 1.
Ross said: “Over the last 15 years I’ve toured shows to this stunning theatre and when the opportunity came up to join the team at Selladoor Venues, it was an easy decision to make.
“It will be a real pleasure to be at the helm of this fantastic venue in the heart of Peterborough. I’m proud to be joining the team to steer the theatre on their new journey as we bring some of the UK’s leading large-scale touring shows back to the region.”
The Peterborough theatre reopens a year after its previous management collapsed allegedly owing more than £100,000.
The venue was also surrounded by controversy when former operator Paul Coxwell was jailed in 2014 for fraud, leaving debts of more than £1 million.