Who We Are

Get to know us

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.

Theatre Team

  • 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 for more than 30 years. With a keen interest in the entertainment industry, Stephen’s objective is to support the vibrant and successful theatre industry in Australia.

  • Graeme Kearns, Chief Executive Officer

    Prior to joining Foundation Theatres, Graeme was Commercial Director of one of the world’s largest event production and staging companies. Graeme’s primary role is in the management of theatre operations and programming. For Capitol Theatre and Sydney Lyric Theatre programming and availability enquiries, please contact Graeme Kearns.

  • Paul Rigby, Director of Operations

    Paul has worked in the entertainment industry for over 25 years, his experience spans not only from theatre but also to corporate and special events, concert touring and major ceremonies. With a background specialising in technical, operations & logistics and client relations, Paul’s focus is on management of theatre operations. Contact Paul Rigby.

  • Anastasia Kotycheva, Head of Ticketing & Marketing

  • Nick Cook, Head of Technical Operations

  • Capitol Events

    The perfect choice for a unique and memorable event

  • Capitol Class

    Indulge with Capitol Class on your next visit to the Capitol Theatre

  • Sydney Lyric

    Our sister venue also hosts world class musicals, theatre, ballet and concerts