David Jubb

Theatre Producer & Former Artistic Director and Chief Executive, Battersea Arts Centre

Biography

David Jubb is a theatre producer. He was Artistic Director and Chief Executive of Battersea Arts Centre (BAC) from 2004 to 2019.

David has produced shows such as Punchdrunk’s MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH (Observer Top Ten Shows of Decade), Kate Tempest’s BRAND NEW ANCIENTS (Ted Hughes Poetry Prize), BAC’s LONDON STORIES: MADE BY MIGRANTS (Observer Best Theatre of 2016) and FRANKENSTEIN (Off West End Award 2019). In 2015 David led the organisation’s recovery from a fire which destroyed its Grand Hall and Lower Hall working in partnership with Haworth Tompkins. The building fully re-opened in 2018 with the PHOENIX SEASON achieving BAC’s highest ever annual audience figures: the season celebrated the remarkable public response to the fire and the launch of the new SCRATCH HUB. Awards included The Stage Building of the Year 2019, a RIBA National Award and OFFIES Special Achievement Award.

David was the Chair of KNEEHIGH THEATRE from 2008-2013 and inaugural Chair of the LONDON THEATRE CONSORTIUM from 2012-2015. He actively supported the development of the WHAT NEXT? movement, was a panellist on the inquiry into the CIVIC ROLE OF ARTS ORGANISATIONS by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and was a member of the inaugural Advisory Council for the CREATIVE INDUSTRIES FEDERATION.

Prior to working at Battersea Arts Centre, David was Director of Your Imagination, a company dedicated to producing independent artists including Ridiculusmus, Kazuko Hohki and Toby Jones; Development Producer at Battersea Arts Centre working with Artistic Director Tom Morris to develop and launch the organisation’s Scratch process; and Director of the Lion & Unicorn Theatre. He has also taught in secondary and higher education in Northampton, Bristol and London.

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