Sarah and Susanne join opera house team

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High Peak Theatre Trust, which operates Buxton Opera House and the Pavilion Arts Centre, has announced two senior appointments.

Sarah Kell has been appointed Programme Manager, joining the company with many years of experience as a booking agent and general manager for touring drama, while Susanne Howe is the new Financial Controller, drawing on extensive accountancy experience in commerce, social housing and local government.

Chief Executive Simon Glinn said: “With Sarah’s knowledge of the real economics of touring theatre and Susanne’s commercial background we are able to develop as a financially astute and resilient cultural organisation presenting excellent programmes and producing festivals across our magnificent venues.”