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It is the passion of our teams, that cover every discipline across the live entertainment industry, that underpins our continuing strategic growth and success. Our goal is to create a working environment that brings the best out of everyone, regardless of discipline or seniority.

Four values are at the heart of our company culture:

  • We are passionate about our work, our business and our industry.
  • We are smart in our quest for simple, efficient and innovative solutions.
  • We are collaborative and help each other to reach our goals.
  • We are ambitious and seek to exceed people’s expectations.

Through our company values we bring great live experiences to the widest possible audience, give the world’s best creative talent the stage it deserves; and provide our people and partners with opportunities to realise their full potential.

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At ATG, we present the world’s best live entertainment in our venues, by partnering with top producers and creative talent. These achievements have been reached over the course of 30 years and are due to the outstanding effort of everyone in our teams.

Our UK CSR Report details the Group’s efforts to work with, and within, our communities to promote youth participation, diversity and both individual and environmental advancement and wellbeing. Inside you will find stories about our company-wide efforts – like our team’s work towards making us a zero-waste industry – as well as the small, specific projects in our venues that impact local communities. It’s only a small sampling of the array of projects and programmes we operate or collaborate on.

Our Corporate Social Responsibility strategy revolves around three pillars.

  • Next Generation – we work to introduce tomorrow’s audiences to the joys of live entertainment and to nurture the next generation of industry talent.
  • Environment & Sustainability – We consider the most sustainable options for our work and foreground environmental impact in all of our educational and artistic projects.
  • Community, Diversity and Inclusion – We strive to improve and promote diversity, inclusion and wellbeing in live entertainment for our communities – our audiences, artists and staff alike.

View our UK CSR Report for more details.

More than 11,000 people work at ATG. Every one of them contributes to our success and growth. What takes place on stage is at the heart of everything we do; but it only happens because we have a brilliant team of people working behind the scenes. It’s their passion and commitment that allows us to create great live entertainment experiences.

In turn, we’re committed to providing them with the best possible opportunities for personal and professional development.

We strive to reduce the environmental impact of our operations, and those of our supply chain partners, through the responsible sourcing of resources.

Key initiatives include driving sustainable energy procurement, installing more energy efficient systems in our venues wherever possible, and diverting all waste from landfill.

View our ATG UK CSR Report for more details on the work we’re undertaking to reduce our environmental impact.

Mission Statement: A stage for everyone.

Our stages are a platform for compelling stories – stories that are for all, by all, and of all. We shine our spotlight on our differences and believe that understanding and celebrating these differences makes us better global citizens. We are passionate about the pursuit of true diversity and equality. We strive to make our venues beacons of these ideals in our communities. Onstage and off, we hold ourselves accountable for nurturing an inclusive culture, one in which everyone can bring their authentic selves. At ATG, we provide a stage for everyone.

We are improving our understanding of diversity and inclusion in our business through education and employee engagement initiatives, through a review of our recruitment practices, and through working with experts. Each year, staff-led activities celebrate public occasions like Pride, Mental Health At Work Week and International Women’s Day, among others.

Find out more about our Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access (IDEA) activities within our ATG UK CSR Report.

We recognise that we do not have all the answers; but we strive to listen, to learn and to change in order to ensure ATG becomes a truly inclusive organisation.

We believe that live entertainment and the performing arts are a vital part of our culture.

We engage and empower people of all abilities, ages, genders, races and socio-economic backgrounds in local communities and schools, with the aim of increasing access to the performing arts.

Every year, more than 100k people of all ages and backgrounds take part in our award winning Creative Learning Programme. Often inspired by our current productions, these include workshops, Q&A’s with visiting companies, backstage tours, career insight sessions, and audience development initiatives in partnership with producers.

We are committed to supporting and nurturing the next generation of diverse, skilled and dynamic on and off stage industry professionals. Workforce development initiatives such as emerging artist programmes, careers focused activity including the Work in Theatre course, and the ATG Academy youth theatre programme, aim to inspire and stimulate the next generation of industry talent.

We also teach accredited programmes such as Arts Award and LAMDA, host teacher and cultural networks, and provide professional development training for teachers, practitioners, and corporate groups.

We work closely with more than 50 partner organisations, including the National Theatre, Get Into Theatre, funders and many corporates.

By exploring the potential for Creative Learning programmes in the US and Continental Europe, our global ambassadorship for education, diversity and the next generation will be realised.

To find out more, please see our 2023 Annual Review.

We are passionate about supporting charitable causes, especially those aligned with our mission to recruit the next generation of audiences and industry talent.

Find out more about our charitable activities in our ATG UK CSR Report.

Each of our venues has a Charity and Community Engagement Panel to help with requests and review submissions. You can contact them at [email protected].

  • I bring 30 years of leadership experience, having previously led teams across the US, Europe, and Asia. My previous role was as CEO of a tech-enabled global business based in London. In addition to this, I have held Board and Advisory roles with Go City, Hellotickets, Stasher, Unplugged, and Virgin Experience Days.

    I’m a theatre enthusiast with a passion going back to high school and college. My role is to accelerate ATG’s growth strategy and reinforce our position as a global leader in live entertainment through continued investment in our venues, state-of-the-art ticketing, digital marketing and new customer experiences.

    I bring 30 years of leadership experience, having previously led teams across the US, Europe, and Asia. My previous role was as CEO of a tech-enabled global business based in London. In addition to this, I have held Board and Advisory roles with Go City, Hellotickets, Stasher, Unplugged, and Virgin Experience Days.

    I’m a theatre enthusiast with a passion going back to high school and college. My role is to accelerate ATG’s growth strategy and reinforce our position as a global leader in live entertainment through continued investment in our venues, state-of-the-art ticketing, digital marketing and new customer experiences.

  • My role is to develop and implement our people strategy across every territory we operate in. A key part of my remit is to act as the progressive conscience of the Senior Leadership Team, ensuring we’re doing everything we can in terms of inclusion, diversity and staff well-being.

    I bring 25 years of global HR experience. Before joining ATG in 2018, I worked for Sotheby’s, where my responsibilities covered the USA, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

    My role is to develop and implement our people strategy across every territory we operate in. A key part of my remit is to act as the progressive conscience of the Senior Leadership Team, ensuring we’re doing everything we can in terms of inclusion, diversity and staff well-being.

    I bring 25 years of global HR experience. Before joining ATG in 2018, I worked for Sotheby’s, where my responsibilities covered the USA, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

  • My job is to unite all aspects of the customer journey and help ATG to become more audience centric. This spans Marketing Communications, Sponsorship and Brand Development but also includes our exciting Food and Beverage offering which is so crucial to creating a fantastic experience in all of our venues.

    Prior to this role at ATG I was the Business Director for our eleven iconic theatres across London’s West End. Throughout my 25 year career I have always focused on understanding and exceeding customer expectations wherever possible. This experience has been built working at McDonald’s, Disney, the world’s largest gambling brands including the Gala Coral Group and latterly at Carnival PLC as the VP of Marketing for P&O Cruises.

    Christopher Edgington Chief Customer Officer
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    My job is to unite all aspects of the customer journey and help ATG to become more audience centric. This spans Marketing Communications, Sponsorship and Brand Development but also includes our exciting Food and Beverage offering which is so crucial to creating a fantastic experience in all of our venues.

    Prior to this role at ATG I was the Business Director for our eleven iconic theatres across London’s West End. Throughout my 25 year career I have always focused on understanding and exceeding customer expectations wherever possible. This experience has been built working at McDonald’s, Disney, the world’s largest gambling brands including the Gala Coral Group and latterly at Carnival PLC as the VP of Marketing for P&O Cruises.

  • I lead an international team that’s responsible for delivering the very best in live entertainment to the audiences we serve. That means I’m fortunate enough to work with our award-winning in-house producers, as well as many of the world’s best producers and promoters.

    I’ve been involved in the industry for over 30 years. Before joining ATG, I worked in both production and theatre management at Chichester Festival Theatre, Richmond Theatre and in the West End.

    Michael Lynas Chief Content and Creative Officer
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    I lead an international team that’s responsible for delivering the very best in live entertainment to the audiences we serve. That means I’m fortunate enough to work with our award-winning in-house producers, as well as many of the world’s best producers and promoters.

    I’ve been involved in the industry for over 30 years. Before joining ATG, I worked in both production and theatre management at Chichester Festival Theatre, Richmond Theatre and in the West End.

  • It’s my responsibility to lead all our venues in the UK and the USA. That includes their redevelopment, the creation of key food and beverage concepts, and doing whatever it takes to ensure each and every customer enjoys a world-class live experience.

    Before joining the Group in 2011, I spent 20 years in senior roles within the Leisure & Hospitality sector. I was Managing Director of the Casino division at Gala Coral and headed up the Restaurant Associates business at Compass PLC.

    It’s my responsibility to lead all our venues in the UK and the USA. That includes their redevelopment, the creation of key food and beverage concepts, and doing whatever it takes to ensure each and every customer enjoys a world-class live experience.

    Before joining the Group in 2011, I spent 20 years in senior roles within the Leisure & Hospitality sector. I was Managing Director of the Casino division at Gala Coral and headed up the Restaurant Associates business at Compass PLC.

  • John joined ATG from Argent Foods, where he was the Group CFO. Argent is a £750m turnover, global conglomerate of food businesses. At Argent John oversaw relationships with lenders and other stakeholders, played a key role in the group navigating successfully through the pandemic, and led four debt raises / refinancings, and significant Corporate and M&A activity

    Prior to joining Argent, John spent 25 years working in professional practice with Arthur Andersen, Deloitte and, latterly, KPMG, the last 16 years as a partner. He co-led the creation and rapid growth of a dedicated, multi-disciplinary, private equity practice serving global PE clients and their portfolio companies across Europe, typically in a fast-paced M&A environment

    John joined ATG from Argent Foods, where he was the Group CFO. Argent is a £750m turnover, global conglomerate of food businesses. At Argent John oversaw relationships with lenders and other stakeholders, played a key role in the group navigating successfully through the pandemic, and led four debt raises / refinancings, and significant Corporate and M&A activity

    Prior to joining Argent, John spent 25 years working in professional practice with Arthur Andersen, Deloitte and, latterly, KPMG, the last 16 years as a partner. He co-led the creation and rapid growth of a dedicated, multi-disciplinary, private equity practice serving global PE clients and their portfolio companies across Europe, typically in a fast-paced M&A environment

  • My role is to deliver world-class digital experience and technology for our customers and colleagues. I lead the Ticketing, Digital Product, Engineering and IT teams building customer first, data and research led experiences, technology platforms to build these on, technology for our venues and offices globally and world-class ticketing offering.

    Prior to joining ATG I’ve spent last 14 years in Digital Product and Technology leadership roles across Tesco, ASOS and Not on the High Street deliver platforms and digital experiences for customers in the UK and around the world.

    Richard Zubrik Chief Product and Technology Officer
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    My role is to deliver world-class digital experience and technology for our customers and colleagues. I lead the Ticketing, Digital Product, Engineering and IT teams building customer first, data and research led experiences, technology platforms to build these on, technology for our venues and offices globally and world-class ticketing offering.

    Prior to joining ATG I’ve spent last 14 years in Digital Product and Technology leadership roles across Tesco, ASOS and Not on the High Street deliver platforms and digital experiences for customers in the UK and around the world.