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Foundation Theatres Pty Limited is owned by Stephen Found. The company owns and operates the Sydney Lyric and Capitol Theatre.

 In May 2009, Capitol Theatre Management Pty Limited became a wholly owned subsidiary of Foundation Theatres Pty Limited.

  • STEPHEN FOUND, OWNER

    Stephen is the owner of Foundation Theatres Pty Limited. Previously the founder of Bytecraft Entertainment Pty Limited, Stephen has worked as a supplier to the theatre industry in Australia and internationally for more than 40 years. With a passionate interest in the live performance industry, Stephen’s objective is to support the vibrant and successful theatre industry in Australia.

  • GRAEME KEARNS, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

    Graeme Kearns has lead Foundation Theatres since he joined the company in 2009. Prior to joining Foundation Theatres, Graeme was Commercial Director of one of the world’s leading event production companies. Whilst overseeing the organisation’s theatre operations, Graeme’s primary role focuses on the development of the organisation, strategic operations, theatrical investments and programming.

  • PAUL RIGBY, DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

    Paul commenced as part of the theatre management team in October 2011. Paul has extensive operational and management experience in the entertainment industry, encompassing theatre and venue operations as well as corporate and special events, concert touring and major ceremonies. With a background specialising, theatre design and fitout, technical operations, logistics and client relations, Paul’s focus is on the management of theatre operations and projects.

  • KYRA MILTON

    Head of Finance

  • LAURA MANNING

    Head of Projects and Development

  • ANASTASIA KOTYCHEVA

    Head of Ticketing & Marketing

  • NICK COOK

    Head of Technical Operations

  • KEVIN FOKES

    Head of Patron Services

  • ANDY RAWLE

    Head of Food & Beverage Operations

  • KAREN MURPHY

    Executive Assistant

  • GREG KELLY

    Head of Venue Facilities

  • JESSE YATES

    Head of IT Systems