Residents

Emma Bettridge

Emma is a Producer, Director and Festival curator. Interested in people and places.


Emma is a Producer, Director and Festival curator. She is the Consultant Producer for Annie Siddons, Tanuja Amarasuriya and Vic Llewellyn. She will direct Amy Mason's Hollering Woman Creek this autumn. She is also chair of Wiveliscombe Town Hall Trust and anArtistic and Quality assessor for Arts Council England.

Prior to this she ran Bristol Ferment for Bristol Old Vic (2012-2018), Pulse festival at the New Wolsey Theatre for three years and was part of the curatorial group for Caravan2014 (Farnham Maltings/Brighton Festival). She was an associate reader for the Soho Theatre, a consultant for East to Edinburgh (ACE East initiative) and a peer reviewer for the Wellcome Trust from 2010-2013. In 2010 she managed Gecko's international tour of The Overcoat (China & UK), produced the national tour of My Name is Sue (Northern Stage, Queer Up North, Soho theatre) and worked on the NSDF festival in Scarborough. Between 2004 and 2009 she ran the Pleasance London and Edinburgh Programmes.

Her passion lies in developing and commissioning new work. With a focus on creating and enabling artists to make the best work they can. Examples of this type of process are demonstrated in Stillhouse's Ours Was the Fen Country, The Bullet and the Bass Trombone (Sleepdogs), My Name is Sue (Dafydd James & Co) and The Castle Builder (Vic Llewellyn & Kid Carpet).