Kings Place Names Next Artistic Director

By David Salazar
(Credit: Campbell David Parker)

Kings Place has announced that Sam McShane will be its next Artistic Director, effective May 20, 2024.

McShane is the Creative Director of Manchester Camerata; she previously held the position of Head of Creative Programming with the organization. She also worked as Head of Artistic with the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

“For many years I have admired Kings Place as a cultural hub that displays adventurous programming across many artforms – a beacon of hope for artists to be curious and for audiences to connect,” McShane said in an official press statement. “I believe its entrepreneurial beginnings display a model for the future in the arts and I’m incredibly excited about joining the Kings Place family and its community and audiences for the next part of the artistic journey.”

She will work with recently promoted Executive Director Zoë Jeyes and will also lead a programming team headed by Rosie Chapman (Head of Artistic Planning), Contemporary Programme Manager Rob Farhat, and Programme Manager Rebecca Millican.